I feel like I have been the worst book blogger ever this week. I’ve only posted a handful of days and instead of reading I’ve just been watching re-runs of The Office. Friends, I was pretty ill Monday and Tuesday and for me, the best cure is laying in bed watching Jim prank Dwight. I did manage to write a sparse amount of reviews and posts, but nothing close to my normal amount. Do you guys ever get disappointed in yourself when you find yourself slacking on the blog? I’m not sure if that’s healthy or not, but I do take this whole reading and writing about books on the internet thing seriously.
Anyways, In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and we write about the books we obtained during the week. I’m not sure how to characterize this week, except to say that it was nice and average. Not too many books, but also it’s not like my mailbox was barren either.
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh – I actually reviewed this way back in the day and it was one of the first ARCs I ever requested. I fell in love with the story of Isobel and Varen. Now that Enshadowed is out in like 2 weeks, I decided to order a hardcover of Nevermore for my shelves because I have a lot of books that I am blasé towards so I figure I can make a little room for a book that I absolutely love and also support the author in the process. I also pre-ordered Enshadowed and cannot wait until that is in my hands.
Dark House by Karina Halle (Kindle) – This book was free, it still is free as of 8/11/2012 3:00 PM EST when I went to look. Someone tweeted it and I saw that had praise from Forever Young Adult, so of course I needed to spend big dollars on it. Anyways, this is like YA horror, which I am so totally down for.
Lord And Lady Spy by Shana Galen (Kindle) – Another inexpensive romance book! Yay! Okay so this one is supposed to be like Mr. And Mrs. Smith and I am so freakin pumped to read it. Especially at the low, low price of $1.99. Romance plus spies, BOOM I’m there.
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington (Blog Tour) – Alice Bliss is about a teenage girl whose dad is deployed to Iraq. Further, the girl lives in upstate NY, so I feel a sort of kinship with her. When I was asked if I wanted to be on this tour, I pretty much jumped at the chance and am beyond pumped to read this book. I love reading about people involved with the military and the gamut of emotions involved. I think this will be no different.
Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas (Blog Tour) – LORD OF THE FLIES BUT IN HIGH SCHOOL. Two words: FUCK YES. Basically in this book the kids get a disease that makes them deadly to olds like me. I legit am excited about reading this BECAUSE I LOVE DISEASES AND SURVIVAL AHHHHH. Yeah I’m totally flapping my arms with excitement right now.
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Unsolicited) – So, I read and reviewed this and was very kanyeshrug about it. Then that whole scandal broke with whatshisface James Frey so I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this.
The Power Of Six by Pittacus Lore (Unsolicited) – Well, the letter that came inside the package is kind of convincing so I think I’ll give The Power Of Six a chance, and if I don’t like it, I am sure there are readers out there who would be more than happy to take these books off my hands.
The Rise Of Nine by Pittacus Lore (Unsolicited) See above.
Kiss Me Again by Rachel Vail (Unsolicited) – OOOOOO contemporary! And it’s so short and sparse. After opening the package today, I put a hold on the first book, If We Kiss, because Kiss Me Again is a sequel. Yay!