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Impulse Buys

Omg I can’t believe it

I made an impulse buy today, bought a book that sounded really good, wasn’t on much of a radar online, and had a cute-sounding romance to boot.

Turns out it’s the second book in a series.  I don’t know how but the synopsis managed to NOT convey that at all.  And it wasn’t really written anywhere that it was a sequel.  There’s a picture of the first one on the back, but I for some reason assumed that that was the sequel being promoted instead.  Unfortunately I didn’t think to look it up first.  I mean, I could return it…but I also don’t want to.

And at least, knowing me, I will probably end up letting it sit on my shelf for so long that by the time I do get around to reading it I will have already acquired the first one somehow.  (Oh, I guess I should mention that it’s employee appreciation week so we get an extra discount but I don’t think it will come in on time if I ordered it into the store.  I’ll just have to wait till the next one I suppose).

Who else has had an impulse buy that didn’t go the exact way they were expecting?  Either good or bad?

(And if you are wondering the book was Omega by Jus Accardo.)

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Actually Reading the Sequel: The Struggle is Real (for me at least)

I don’t know how many other people do this, but I’ve been looking at my TBR pile a lot lately and seeing just how many of the books on it are sequels that I just haven’t gotten to yet.  This includes A Torch Against the Night, Gemina, and Lord of Shadows to name the ones that keep silently yelling at me to read them already in that way that books do.  I don’t know what it is, but for some reason this keeps happening to me – I will read a book, fall in love, know for a fact that I will buy the second in the series, do just that, and then let it sit and gather dust on my shelf instead of actually reading it. Continue reading “Actually Reading the Sequel: The Struggle is Real (for me at least)”