I have to say there’s a certain amount of satisfaction and pride in accomplishing a lot on the blog. As many of you know, it’s Bloggiesta weekend and I have been mad busy writing reviews, but taking a break between each review to read a chapter of my book. I decided another break was in order to participate in the weekly book haul memes. My week has been AWESOME. No late night teaching. Plus? I worked extra hard on Thursday so my boss just up and gave me Monday off, paid. I feel like I just won at working. ANYWAYS. My mailbox was pretty laid back this week.
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (Kindle) – This book was free on Kindle at the time of purchase, so I was like, ahhh what the heck, might as well add it to my kindle even though I have a physical ARC (which I feel awful about not reading yet). Apparently Sweet Venom is a modern take on Medusa. I can’t wait, y’all.
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander (Kindle) – This is book two of the Lady Emily mysteries and for $1.99 I could not help purchasing.
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander (Kindle) – This is book three of the Lady Emily mysteries and again was only $1.99.
Princess Of Glass by Jessica Day George (Kindle) – Ahhh okay, so I guess this is a companion novel to Princess Of The Midnight Ball, which I also have on my kindle and supposedly is like a Cinderella retelling. Whatever, it’s Jessica Day George so of course I impulsively clicked purchase, especially at the $1.99 price point.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon (Kindle) – I own a physical copy of this, but it’s tattered, used and falling apart. Boy’s Life is a book I read in high school and was utterly engrossed in. It’s a mystery, but very, very well done and kept me turning the 600 plus pages. At 99 cents, I decided hey I should just buy this and donate my other copy.
The Bastard by John Jakes (Kindle) – I have not read this book yet, but after student teaching and reading North And South (the Civil War book, not the one with Mr. Thornton SWOOON), I went on a binge and bought used copies of every John Jakes book I could find. Unfortunately my copy of The Bastard is in awful condition, SO when I saw that it was on sale for 99 cents today, I was like oh snap I GET TO CULL A BOOK FROM MY PHYSICAL CONNECTION. And much rejoicing was had.
Immortal Surrender by Claire Ashgrove (unsolicited) – What is this I cannot even. Y’all there’s a man with tits and flowing blonde hair and a sword and stained glass windows on the cover. I cannot even. OH and apparently it’s part of the Curse Of The Templars series. So, I’m not too sure about reading this because I have not read the first book, but judging by the inside, you don’t need to have read the other books to be able to keep up. My mind is open, y’all.
The Boy In The Box by Cary Fagan (Vine) – Okay, so this book has an 11 year old kid who helps his family run a nursing home. His BFF is an 81 year old man. One day the kid runs away to a medicine show and imprisonment ensues. YOU GUYS HELLO I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech (unsolicited) – Friends, I was so excited to tear open the package and see Sharon Creech’s latest. Ever since reading Walk Two Moons in elementary school, I used to obsessively read her books. It has been awhile, but I am fully confident that this will have the quality I am used to experiencing with Creech’s writing.
Ironskin by Tina Connolly (unsolicited) – AHHH, the steampunk retelling of Jane Eyre. I’ve seen mixed reviews, so I guess mileage will vary but I’ll try and go in without a whole lot of expectations.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
Today I posted a long stewing review of The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and decide it’s more like a pair of Sketchers than a Prada backpack.
Remember that time I was enamored with Betty the duck from Floors? Well, Betty’s back in the sequel, 3 Below by Patrick Carmen which I utterly enjoyed.
One does ponder whether it’s possible to successfully Bloggiesta with a margarita?
I’m a little late to the Incarnate by Jodi Meadows party, but for the most part it was an okay read.
That one time I blasted calories while reading The Boy Recession by Flynn Meany.
Okay, I am totally convinced the main character of Necromancing The Stone by Lish McBride is based on my boyfriend. FOR REALS.
As stupid as the Amish vs. vampires sounds, The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle is actually really wonderful.
Finally, I totally chose my own adventure with Batman: Super Villains Strike by Michael Teitelbaum.