You guys, I am utterly thrilled that I FINALLY have a weekend of no plans and no social obligations. A three day weekend at that. I know normal people are all yay social times, and I get it. I love being social too. Yet there comes a point where I just want to nestle in my bedroom or lounge in my backyard with a book and a cold beverage, nothing but me and the story at hand. Since you are reading my blog, chances are that you are a reader so you know the feeling of a great plot and nowhere to go but the next page. This is a much needed weekend is all I am saying. As far as my book haul goes? It is pretty kickass. I’m thrilled with what came in my mail and on my ereader.
Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh – Yes, so I actually read Nevermore and am not one of those people who is all OMFG I CAN’T WAIT FOR ENSHADOWED even though I don’t know who Isobel or Varen are. Y’all my excitement for this book is 100% genuine and once I finish Throne Of Glass and a few chapters of a tour book, I am diving right in, ready to read the hell out of Kelly Creagh’s sophomore book.
The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls by Claire Legrand – I bought this because Legrand stopped by for a guest post and she was so gracious and polite and lovely with good music picks, that I just had to order her book. ALSO it is middle grade and the cover is so eyecatching in real life — the silver words actually shine. I am kind of in love with cover!
The Agency: A Spy In The House by YS Lee – (Kindle at $1.99) – I have been wanting to read this series for awhile but kind of balked at investing in it, even though it doesn’t actually cost that much. So I just patiently waited and HURRAH IT WAS ON SALE! For like one day only, but you better believe I snapped that noise up. OH, and this series is about a female spy who is a person of color in the Victorian Era. EXCITING.
The Agency: The Traitor In The Tunnel by YS Lee (Kindle at $2.99) – Again, the sale price had me and since I have a copy of the second book lying around the house, I figure I may as well complete the collection.
Sun And Moon, Ice And Snow by Jessica Day George (Kindle at $1.99) – I like Jessica Day George’s work, well, based on the one book I read by her I like it. At $1.99 it can’t hurt to snap it up.
Croak by Gina Damico (Kindle at $1.99) – So, Croak is set in upstate NY and I live in upstate and YOU GUYS I LOVE READING ABOUT BOOKS SET IN THE REGION THAT I LIVE. Granted, in NY everything above Westchester is considered upstate. This one is STILL on-sale, y’all.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Free for Kindle) – I actually already own a hard cover of this book and several in the series. I liked Artemis Fowl and obsessively read them in high school I think it was. Anyways, at the price of FREE I was like why the heck not.
The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby (Kindle at $6.01) – You ever get approved for a book on Netgalley then go to put it on your Kindle and discover hahaha it’s been archived like 3 days after you were approved? YEAH. So that happened. I was interested in still reading because of the Juliette Marillier blurb, so I looked on Amazon and luckily The Corpse-Rat King wasn’t expensive by any means so I bought it. Had it been over $9.99 I would have just said forget it. OH and looks like this is down to $4.89. I’d snap it up at that price if you are interested.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Audible) – Holy Christ you guys. I listened to this book last week. It’s like 18 hours long and I would listen to it all day at work, in my car. I would carry it around the house. I also had it going just before I went to bed instead of settling in with a print book like I normally do. Gone Girl is freakin fantastic and I really, really think you need to check out the audiobook, as it is VERY well done. Plus if you are in a YA rut, this book is different enough and good enough to distract you and hopefully get you out of a reading funk. I can’t wait to write my review.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty (Audible) – I have a print copy of this but I bought it used and it definitely has seen better days and although I have it on my Fill In The Gaps list, I don’t foresee myself having time for it, so I thought given the great audio reviews, it might be time to turn my moldy used copy loose and listen to a crisp, digital file instead.
Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World by Jack Weatherford (Audible) – I am a huge history nerd. Enough said.
Curse Of The Blue Tattoo by LA Meyer (Audible) – Given that I loved listening to the first book, Bloody Jack, I figured I ought to give book 2 a go.
The Hunger Games Blu-Ray – That awkward moment when your amazing coworkers get you a movie you’ve been looking forward to all year for your birthday and it is on Blu-Ray and all you own is a DVD player.
In A Fix by Linda Grimes (Unsolicted) – I feel a strange affinity towards this book because the author’s last name is exactly the same as someone very dear to me. I am excited about this, there’s even a Diana Gabaldon blurb and that’s kind of a really big deal to me.
The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini (Blog Tour) – I will be giving this copy away in addition to interviewing the offer. Y’all good times are ahead.
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (Vine) – I’ve only read the very first Thursday Next book, I liked it though. Anyways, this one has MAGIC so of course I made it one of my Vine choices. MAGIC!
A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir (Vine) – I read my first Weir book, Innocent Traitor, about 2 or so years ago, it was also the first book I ever bought with an Audible credit and I loved it. It’s about Katherine Grey, Lady Jane Grey’s sister and Katherine Plantagenet, and holy hell am I pumped up.
Defiance by CJ Redwine (Unsolicited) – FINAL COPY OMG I WANT TO HUG YOUUUUU. But seriously, how can I not be excited about this book. I already read it and loved it and now this copy shall live on my shelves in perpetuity.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (Unsolicited) – Okay, I won’t lie my heart exploded with AWWWWs when I opened this package of Halloween themed picture books. I plan to review the three I got altogether and then I am donating them to a friend’s classroom.
Mia: Time To Trick Or Treat by Robin Farley (Unsolicited) – So there’s a giraffe and a full page of stickers. Sign me up.
Just Say Boo by Susan Hood (Unsolicited) – I think this is my favorite of the three in the package. It’s got lovely, crisp Autumn colors, plus the illustrations look nice.
Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts (Unsolicited) – Imagine my surprise when I was shaking the envelope because it felt weird, and then I opened it up and a chocolate bar fell out. The way to my heart is through my stomach. And sometimes my liver. Whatever, I am excited for the chocolate bar, OH YEAH and the book too.
Adaptation by Malinda Lo (Netgalley) – I loved Ash and am looking forward to Lo’s latest.
Send Me A Sign by Tiffany Schmidt (Netgalley) - All I know is that this is contemporary and rumor has it that it is very good.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
Yesterday I keysmashed all over Defiance by CJ Redwine and wrote my longest review to date.
Allison can’t decide what she wants to read next. Help a sister out?
I reviewed Warped and come to the conclusion that when I am ill, comfort reads as opposed to new books are the way to go.
I’ve got some dirty little secrets.
Switching formats isn’t quite ideal, but the switch from print to audio is much easier than vice versa. Oh and I totally enjoyed Such Wicked Intent, as you can tell by my review.
Remember that time I decided to start a new feature and that it was time to learn some new skills? Quoted And Noted: “I Am Simply A Book Drunkard…” Aren’t we all?