So I don’t know how this happened. Where did all these books come from? Is it time for another book buying ban? What can I say, Dymocks was having a sale and I was really close to getting my Booklovers Gold card. So I bought three of the little black penguin books, three popular penguins (which are three for $20 at Dymocks at the moment), one Agatha Christie novel and the hardcover of The Miniaturist. I ordered the Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition of Peter Rabbit ages ago and I was starting to wonder if it was going to come. I have the new edition of The Jungle Book in the Puffin Children’s Classics set. I also received Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan from Hachette Australia (I am part of the upcoming blog tour, which includes a giveaway – so stay tuned) and I’m really excited to get into this one. And finally, and disappointingly I received the beautiful Summer and Bird, which unfortunately has quite a large amount of sticker damage. That brings me to a little rant. WHAT ON EARTH POSSESSES BOOKSELLERS TO DO THIS? WE OBVIOUSLY WOULDN’T BE BUYING HARDCOVERS IF WE DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE COVERS! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS! WHY WOULD YOU THINK IT’S OKAY? SERIOUSLY, HOW DO THE PEOPLE WHO PUT STICKERS ON BOOKS SLEEP AT NIGHT. MONSTERS. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR! Breathe, Tina. Breathe.