For my birthday in the past few years I've used my birthday money from my grandma and sometimes my mom, and I've gone to Powells, the biggest bookstore in the US, and the coolest, for sure! and I've bought books. Sometimes I go to Saturday Market and buy something too. Like two years ago I bought a cool purse. This year I'm not sure if I'll be able to buy books yet, but I've been composing a list of books I'm DYING for. So I'm going to share that list with you guys. Just for fun. No one needs to buy me any or anything ;)
My birthday shopping is very organized. I first compose a list of books I want. Then I go to Powells.com and I find out which ones they have used and write down the cost of the books and then I sort out which ones I'm willing to pay that much for and I just narrow it down a bit, I suppose. This year I'll be going to a Jacqueline Carey signing on the 18th so that will likely be my 'birthday' trip to Powells. Even though it's the Cedar Hills Crossing branch and not the downtown branch that I love so very much. But I know I'll be buying books then so I figure that's about all I'll be able to afford. So while there I'll be buying Naamah's Curse in hardback to be signed. And Naamah's Kiss most likely because the copies I have are for giveaway. I may pick up a couple of others of hers as well, and I have all my copies of the Kushiel's Legacy books to be signed too.
Other then her books I have all these others on my wish list. A few at the top of my list are:
Eyes Like Stars and Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
I have some serious cover lust for these books! And they sound wonderful as well, of course!
Then I REALLY want White Cat by Holly Black. I've heard great things about it and I'm pretty sure it's a series I'll want to collect.
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black also sounds fantastic and is on my wishlist.
I've also been wanting to put in a preorder for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Here's a few others on my WL:
An Echo in the Bone: A Novel (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
Would-Be Witch (A Southern Witch Novel) by Kimberly Frost
Barely Bewitched by Kimberly Frost
Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (the paperback copy coming out in the fall has a great cover!)
Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books) by Cherie Priest
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells
Those are just a few things I'm wishing for for my birthday. So now we're on to giveaway time! I found this awesome etsy seller that had some cute faerie bookmarks and stuff. I ordered a few things and then she sent me some extra stuff for me to giveaway! So the shop is called Flying Unicorn and her stuff is really unique and cute. She makes tags, like super fancy gift tags, bookmarks, scrapbook embellishments, customized mini albums, cute cards and other great stuff. She has fantastic prices and her customer service was perfect! When she heard I was going to giveaway some of the bookmarks I ordered she sent an awesome tag. You can use it as a unique gift tag, or you could even put it in a frame and hang it up! I'm also going to giveaway a journal I bought for giveaway. Perfect for keeping book lists or keeping notes if your writer.*Giveaway Ended*
First place winner will get the journal, a bookmark, and a birdcage tag.
Second place will get the fancy tag with the flowers, a bookmark and a birdcage tag.
Third place will the bird and faerie tag and a birdcage tag.
I'm keeping the third bookmark!
To enter please leave a comment about what YOU do for your birthday or what you like to do for your birthday. And feel free to say something about the Flying Unicorn shop! Be sure to leave an email address. Must be 13 or older and in the US or Canada. Contest ends June 29th.