Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 171


This Raging Light by Estelle Laure | A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray | Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

It’s a bit weird to have gotten only three books in the last two weeks. Especially considering the season. I did get gift cards from family, but I spent it all on these three books and my Kate Spade organizer. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a lot of sale on books when I went soon after Boxing Day. I could’ve sworn there would be more. There were a lot of books for under $10, but there was not anything I wanted.


Before Christmas, I was surprised to find a gift card from Indigo in the mail. There was a letter enclosed from Heather Reisman (Indigo’s CEO). As a thank you for my continued patronage. At first, I thought they were monitoring my purchases but upon closer inspection, I noticed that the gift card was addressed to Joy (Joyousreads). My membership card from them does not have my blog information, so I concluded that she sent me the gift card because I posted a number of reviews on Indigo/Chapter’s website. So there you have it, Canadian friends. If you want an incentive to post reviews online, that’s good enough reason!


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I read and enjoyed Status Update. Forbidden was meh.


Gah. I wish these books would let me move on. Unfortunately, I keep finding myself reading and rereading parts of it until I didn’t realize I’ve managed to reread the entire series again. So yeah, that’s also why I haven’t been able to add more to the 206 totals at the end of 2015. I just love these books so much!

What about you? Did you get anything good?



  • That’s cool you got a GC for continuing to post! That’s great!

  • karina

    I am envious of yo re-reading your favorites, J.! I only manage to do it a couple of times a year but it’s always super nice to do so 🙂 When are you going to read C.S. Pacat? I wish we could fangirl over her books together. Hugs xxx

  • Adriana C

    I like the covers of Claudia Gray´s books. Enjoy your books.

  • Aww, how nice of them! Not many places will reach out to customers like that and I’m thrilled to see your reviews have helped the out and rewarded you so. It’s just nice to get little things like that in the mail. I just finished This Raging Light and sadly, it really wasn’t for me. There’s just so much going on with that one, including abandonment, mental illness and neglect, not to mention cheating. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you make of it Joy.

  • My family and friends know that I only want Amazon gift cards for Christmas, so if I am really thrifty they can last until my birthday in August. I mostly stay away from anything over $6.00 unless it’s something I really really want. I love Net Galley and freebies too!

  • I love the covers of Gray’s books! They’re beyond gorgeous.

  • Those Claudia Gray books are so pretty, omg.

  • Coverlustcoverlustcoverlust. But do you actually post your entire review on Indigo/Chapters site? I ask because my reviews are usually 1k+ words minimum LMAO.

  • shootingstarsmag

    Glad you enjoyed Status Update – I did too! I’m curious to see what the second one in the series will be about, or rather WHO it will be about, I suppose. haha


  • It’s good to love books like that, alas not this time for me

  • Yay for getting lots of giftcards 🙂 That is awesome. And yay for getting a few books too 🙂 But aw, sorry about there being no sale : That sucks. Hopefully sale in this new year 😀 I hope you will be able to read lots soon sweetie. <3 Happy reading 🙂

  • kindlemom1

    Nothing wrong with loving a book and series so much you have to reread them. 😉
    And yay on the giftcard, that is fabulous!

  • Yay for surprise giftcards! That’s very nice of them (and you for posting so much)! I was disappointed with the bookstore sales too. Last year I got the HOO hardcover box set for $50 so I was looking forward to awesome sales but nope, not this year.
    I love the covers to the Firebird series! I hope you love the books and Happy New Year Joy <3

  • Claudia Gray’s covers for both A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia & Ten Thousand Skies Above You are so gorgeous, both are on my tbr list as well. Congrats on the cool gift card – nice to see that your reviews are being seen and getting a nice incentive for your wonderful posts!! Hope you had a fantastic New Year and holiday, Joy!! 🙂

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    I really enjoyed A Thousand Pieces of You Joy, I can’t wait to see what you think! I still have to read Ten Thousand Skies Above You, but those covers are just so pretty I’m content to sit and stare at them a while longer:) And yay gift card! That’s so nice they sent you one for posting reviews:)

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    I hope you enjoy A Thousand Pieces of You…I liked that one more than the sequel. Happy reading!

  • Nick(Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite

    I was surprised by the lack of sales for books too! I think you did great with your choices. Such pretty covers!
    Have a lovely week, Joy!

  • I’m finally starting Uprooted. And
    I hope I’ll have time to read Lumatere this year.

  • I’m actually glad there weren’t that many great after Christmas book sales, because it saves me a bit more money lol! I bought lots of clothes and stuff for boxing day though. Oooh I want piccies of your Kate Spade Organizer!

  • RO

    Congrats on making your goal and that’s a lot of books! Yay to the surprise gift card based on your reviews. Great to be recognized for your hard work. Hopefully, you’ll start to find a few more bargains! Hugs…RO

  • I really liked A Thousand Pieces of You and it’s sequel as well, so I hope you will like it. Fingers crossed 😀 I haven’t gotten any books this week! It’s a shocker, but I really am trying to cut down.. and somehow I already had a big stack for the January haul anyway…