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March & April Book Haul

One of the best things about some of my classes is that they require you to buy a book per term from either a Pacific Northwest small publisher or an independent bookstore. As a person getting into the book industry, of course I’d like to buy from indie bookstores all the time but the reality is that at this stage in my life it’s easier to buy on Amazon or eBay.  

I can feel many of my publishing colleagues judging me right now, but if they would like to buy me books, then by all means do so.

Anyway, these past two months I’ve bought the following:


Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

I bought this one at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore to meet my class requirement. But while I was there, I saw a couple of other books that piqued my interest, one of which I ended up buying later.


Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori.

I’m particularly excited about this one because I bought it to research more about trees for a book I’m writing. This is actually a very beautiful book filled with drawings and sketches of leaves and trees.


Fertile Ground and The Water in Our Veins by Penn Stewart

As I mentioned in my last post, I bought signed copies of this novel and short story collection at AWP.


BTS The Review: A Comprehensive Look at the Music of BTS by Kim Youngdae

I was particularly excited about receiving this one this past month. I was actually kind of proud of myself for ordering this on an all Korean website and only having to use the dictionary once.


Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

I came across the preorder for this book on Twitter and I was blown away. I can’t wait to read it. Plus the author sent a cool preorder gift—a set of 5 character cards.


The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia

Amazon was doing this thing in honor of World Book Day and I got around 3 of the 9 free titles offered. This is the one I am most looking forward to. The offer ends April 24th so get the ebooks now if you are interested.

The Bait of Satan by John Bevere

We are reading this book as a part of a small group Bible study in the young adults group at my church.

I don’t tend to buy this many books in one (or two) months but there happened to be many special occasions these two months that I couldn’t pass up. I haven’t started reading any of these books yet except for Dragon Pearl which I’m less than a hundred pages from finishing. So excited! The only downside (?) is that my TBR keeps growing. This summer is going to be a reading fest for me!