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2014 Book Purchases: January

New Year, new goals! This year I plan to *try* to stay on goal regarding my reading goals and book purchases.

I need to set a realistic goal but for right now the goal is to spend no more than $20 a month on books.

LibriomancerBook: Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1)
Author: Jim C. Hines
Cost: $7.67
Format: MMPB
Date Purchased: 03-Jan-2014
Notes: First in a series



Geek with the Cat TattooBook: Geek with the Cat Tattoo (Cool Cats, #2)
Author: Theresa Weir
Cost: $0.99
Format: Kindle Ebook
Date Purchased: 08-Jan-2014
Notes: Didn’t mean to buy this one (kindle book), thought it was free didn’t notice the charge til later 😦



The Broken KingdomBook: The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #2)
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Cost: $5.60
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 16-Jan-2014
Notes: Still need book 3


This Case is Gonna Kill MeBook: This Case Is Gonna Kill Me (Linnet Ellery #1)
Author: Phillipa Bornikova
Cost: $4.00
Format: Paperback
Date Purchased: 23-Jan-2014
Notes: First in a series


January 2014 Totals:
Books Purchased: 4
Amount Spent: $18.26
Potential Sales Abandoned: 1
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $17.84
January Budget Available: $1.74

Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines

goblin quest

Jig is a scrawny little nearsighted goblin-a runt even among his puny species. Captured by a party of adventurers searching for a magical artifact, and forced to guide them, Jig encounters every peril ever faced on a fantasy quest.

I first heard about Jim C. Hines via a mention the Dear Author blog. Jim Hines created a hilarious poem based off of the song Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. I laughed so hard when reading his poem Baby Got Books that I had to chase down his blog.

I learned that Jim Hines wrote comedic fantasy in the same vein as The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Another Fine Myth. Delighted, I poked around his back list to locate a good starting place. I decided to start with Goblin Quest and I’m so happy I did.

I’ve been in a bit of a reading funk this year. There’s not been much that has caught my attention. But this? This was wonderful! I had so much fun while still getting every single bit of a typical fantasy adventure. !!!

I loved Jig. He’s a great character. It was funny to read the point of view from someone who is normally considered “the bad guy.” Instead of being the bad guy, Jig is a totally awesome good guy. He helps others, he loves and cares, he’s smart and canny.

I’m currently waiting for the rest of this series to arrive. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Jig the Goblin Hero.