I Went on Vacation and All I Got Was This Book Haul?

Apparently, everyone at my mom’s work was sick of seeing her face, so they basically told her to go on vacation somewhere. Since my library was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for Independence Day, we decided to drive to New Hampshire for some quality time with nature.If you don’t like nature (*gasp*), you can scroll through the photos until you get to the proper book haul.

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Sorry random stranger in my group, I needed a zip line photo.

I went zip lining, which was amazing and 100% my favourite part of the trip. Then I did an aerial adventure park. You have to wear a harness and helmet, then climb over, around, through, etc a myriad course of ropes, planks, zip lines and ladders. Oh did I mention each level you progress through gets higher? It was fun, but zip lining tops it all.

Hello, same stranger from my group zipping backward! I hope to edit my GoPro footage soon so that I can have to some cool videos.But my goodness was it hot out there! After all of the activities, I just had to go swimming and then get ice cream. Yum!IMG_0211.jpgIt was my first experience with AirBnb, but the place was only minutes from all the places I wanted to go, so that was nice.The second day I ventured to Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch National Park. It was formed thousands of years ago by glaciers and number of tenacious boulders.IMG_0232It was so gorgeous hiking through the woods, but the various water features were my favourite. There was a waterfall, a 40-ft deep pool, water cascading over a rock tabletop and more.

I went swimming, again. Sadly not at the Gorge as that was not allowed, although that didn’t stop the water from just misting everywhere and making you feel like you half took a shower. After some climbing over and through rocks and caves, I sadly had to head back home.


To my surprise when I got home my mailbox was jammed full with six, count that six!!, individually sent books from Book Depository. I was excited and decided to do a (not so) quick haul post! So onward to the books!


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Gryffindor Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Ravenclaw Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Special Hardcover in Sleeve) by J.K. Rowling

Legendary (UK Edition) by Stephanie Garber

A Reaper at the Gates (UK Edition) by Sabaa Tahir

An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare



Do any of you collect the house specific editions of the Harry Potter books? Do you have a favourite book from this haul? Do you think I’m crazy for ziplining? Let me know in the comments below!

21 thoughts on “I Went on Vacation and All I Got Was This Book Haul?

  1. Reading with Rendz says:

    It looks like you had an amazing vacation!!!! I loved watching your Insta stories!!! I’ve always wanted to go ziplining, it looks sooooooooooooooo fun and amazing!! I’m glad you had so much fun even if it was super hot hot hot out! And the haul!!! SO many lovely books to come home to! What luck!

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      • kyera says:

        Oh my mom is super afraid of heights/falling but once she had the harness on, and all 4 giant carabiners and ropes were attaching her to heavy duty cables – she felt better because she was so securely attached. The one time she got nervous was the highest one because we were up in a tree that was moving and she was afraid the tree would come down and no amount of carabiners would stop her from going with it.

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