February 2024 Book Haul – what I picked up

This month, I did my best to keep the new books entering my home to a minimum. However, a used book sale in town caught my attention and I couldn’t pass up that opportunity, which is where most of my February 2024 Book Haul comes from. I was very happy to add these older books to my TBR.

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February 2024 Book Haul

Physical Books

Steins;Gate: The Complete Manga by Nitroplus, 5pb., and Yomi Sarachi

What do you get when you cross a microwave with a cell phone? Apparently, a time machine! Self-proclaimed mad scientist Kyoma Hououin and the Future Gadget Lab members now have the ability to send text messages into the past. Will they use this newfound power for personal gain? To change the world? Or for something much more sinister… Find out in Steins;Gate!

Collects the complete 3-book Steins;Gate manga series in one omnibus volume!

Reader’s Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening In Canada

Providing guidance on a wide range of garden types from small backyard plots to country acreage, an in-depth reference offers straightforward information on such topics as plants, pest-control, fertilizer, and environmental awareness.

Burpee Complete Gardener

The Burpee Complete Gardener is a comprehensive gardening bible, packed with solid information and sound advice from a team of gardening experts. It is an up-to-date, fully illustrated reference for gardeners at all levels.

The Best of Country Cooking 2001

Cooks across the country share tried and true recipes!!!

Pillsbury Kitchens’ Family Cookbook

Contents Nutri-Coded System; Guide to Better Cooking; Appetizers & Beverages; Breads; Bake-Off Classics; Cakes, Frostings & Fillings; Cookies & Candies; Desserts, Pies & Sauces; Eggs, Cheese, Rice & Pasta; Fish & Seafood; Meats; Microwave Cooking; Outdoor Cooking; Poultry; Pickles, Canning & Freezing; Salads & Salad Dressings; Soups, Sandwiches & Sauces; Vegetables; and Index.

Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening And Landscaping Techniques

Over 400 entries of the most practical, up-to-date gardening information ever, collected from garden experts and writers nationwide!

“Gardens are places to renew yourself in mind and body, to reawaken to the truth and beauty of the natural world, and to feel the life force inside and around you. And the organic way to garden is safer, cheaper, and more satisfying. Organic gardeners have shown that it’s possible to have pleasant and productive gardens in every part of this country without using toxic chemicals. They make their home grounds an island of purity.”
Robert Rodale

Rodale’s Successful Organic Gardening: Trees, Shrubs And Vines

Discusses more than one hundred thirty species, with growing information and organic-gardening tips.


Books & Bribes by Lucinda Race

In a small town like Pembroke Cove, Maine, everyone has something to hide. But when bookstore owner Lily Michaels takes a tumble and hits her head, and her cat Milo starts talking to her, she discovers she has something to hide, too. She’s a witch, and Milo is her familiar. And she’s not the only one in town. Lily has been hiding something else, too. Even though she’s always kept Gage Erikson in the friend zone, her feelings for the man Milo calls Detective Cutie go a lot deeper than she’s willing to admit.

Gage has a secret too. He’s always had a crush on Lily. But if he gives into his feelings, it might mess up the wonderful friendship they have. With his cowboy boots and cherry red pickup truck and knack for just letting folks talk, people might underestimate just how good a detective Gage actually is. But is he good enough to discover all of Lily’s secrets?

Somebody in Pembroke knows a lot about the secrets people are keeping, and isn’t above a little blackmail. While Lily struggles with learning how to be a witch, she works with Gage to uncover the truth, and a new kind of magic develops between them. Will they continue to be just friends, or will they finally admit to the secret love they’ve been hiding?

The Shadow Network by Deborah Swift

One woman must sacrifice everything to uncover the truth in this enthralling historical novel, inspired by the true World War Two campaign Radio Aspidistra…

England, 1942: Having fled Germany after her father was captured by the Nazis, Lilli Bergen is desperate to do something pro-active for the Allies. So when she’s approached by the Political Warfare Executive, Lilli jumps at the chance. She’s recruited as a singer for a radio station broadcasting propaganda to German soldiers – a shadow network.

But Lilli’s world is flipped upside down when her ex-boyfriend, Bren Murphy, appears at her workplace; the very man she thinks betrayed her father to the Nazis. Lilli always thought Bren was a Nazi sympathiser – so what is he doing in England supposedly working against the Germans?

Lilli knows Bren is up to something, and must put aside a blossoming new relationship in order to discover the truth. Can Lilli expose him, before it’s too late?

I hope you enjoyed my February 2024 Book Haul. What books did you buy this month?


  1. The cookbooks are my favorite, thanks for sharing!

    1. Author

      Yes, I was so excited to find those. There are tons of recipes from them I want to try.

  2. I am always looking for my next read. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Author

      Same here, love seeing what others are buying or reading so I can check them out as well.

  3. Aw the cover of Books & Bribes is so lovely 🙂

    1. Author

      It’s pretty darn cute.

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