What a whirlwind week! I got so much kindle reading and exercising done that the week went by in a blur. Also, can you believe that it’s December all ready and practically the end of 2012? I know I can’t. Anyways, while it was mostly a quiet week as far as packages go, one package totally caused me to lose my shit in the best possible way. I mean, I opened it and was uttering curse words of joy — as counterintuitive as that sounds. How about you? How was your week? You can let me know in the comments!
Reached by Ally Condie audiobook (unsolicited) – Y’all, I’m honestly kind of glad this showed up as an unsolicited audiobook because it’s going to make reading Reached a much higher and easier to achieve priority. ALSO I am so excited to see how the trilogy finally plays out.
Christmas On Mimosa Lane by Anna DeStefano (Vine) – I basically chose this because the words Christmas and Mimosa were in the title. Because this is a Christmas book, you can actually expect a review of it pretty darn soon.
The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston (Vine) -Yo. Witches. Also. Wales. I am beyond pumped up about this historical fantasy and it’s gorgeous cover!
The Sea Of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Netgalley) – So, I requested this based on Allison at The Allure Of Books’ glowing recommendation, because I know her taste and find that it freakishly aligns with mine. Y’all, as soon as I finished up my other kindle read, I snapped this one open while on my bike Friday and pretty much did not stop reading it until I finished it at 1:30 in the afternoon on Saturday. It was completely gripping and has helped my mini slump. I then proceeded to tweet my love of this book from the rooftops. It is SO good. Like, get on Netgalley and request it or buy it for your ereader. SOMETHING. Because OHHHH MY GAWD IT IS AMAZING.
Shadowlands by Kate Brian (Netgalley) – I won’t lie, when the publisher of the book approved me for Shadowlands I was tickled pink. I’m pumped up to read this book about a girl who is in witness protection program because she like was attacked by a serial killer, but she fought back and the serial killer escaped. Fricken HECK YES! I mean, who did not love that movie about Mary Kate and Ashley where kind of the same thing happened only it was the mob and they witnessed something so they go to Australia and hang out on a boat. Yeah, that movie was the bomb. So I have a special place in my heart for books that have the witness protection program.
NOOK with Breathless by Sophie Jordan, Radiant by Cynthia Hand, Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld, Cruisin’ by Sarah Mlynowski (Unsolicited) – You guys, okay here’s the story. I was teaching ALL day Wednesday in an area with no service on my cell phone, which was fine because when the teacher I was guest speaking in had planning periods or gym class I would hang out in the teacher’s lounge and read my kindle. Anyways, after an hour long drive heading back home I roll up into my drive way where there are two packages and a box on my porch. The box was dresses from modcloth. So anyways, I open the package with the Nook in it and I’m like oh wow this is cool they put a book in a gray box, I wonder what book it is. THEN I open up the box and I yell out loud HOLY FUCKING SHIT. Luckily no one was home to hear me and I think my elderly neighbor went back to Florida. I then might have proceeded to utter a few more swears. But yeah, you guys, I was SO excited! So anyways, the point of the Nook is to promote Harper’s new line called HarperTeen Impulse which is a digital imprint that is specifically focused on short stories and novellas. As a lady who is pressed for time lately, I am pumped the heck up about this new imprint. I could not be more excited!
Lizzy Bright And The Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (Kindle) – Yo this was a Kindle Daily deal and like, I already had a physical beat up used library discard copy of Lizzy Bright And The Buckminster Boy and so, I just figured for that price, I will replace my yucky copy and clear more space from my bookshelves.
The Survivors by Amanda Havard (Kindle) – So, this book was $0.99 and I really like the author as a person and have subscribed to like one of her playlists on Spotify. Anyways, I was supposed to review this like a long time ago but then never got around to it and I still feel awful and so whatever, I impulse purchased this and hope to really enjoy it and I think my boyfriend will like this book too.
Blackout by Connie Willis (Audible) – This was in the 2 for 1 sale and y’all the narrator is Katherine Kellgren, so hello insta-listen!
The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy (Audible) – I think this book is one of those highly recommended first listens. Anyways, I have a copy of this in physical form but because it’s long I have no idea when I’ll get to it and audio is just much, much more convenient for my life. Also, this was part of the 2 for 1.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
If you’re looking for another solid read set in the 1920s, might I recommend SIRENS by Janet Fox?
Maybe you are low on your numbers for the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge? Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz is a very quick listen and actually good and will help you to boost that number!
Y’all, 2013 will be upon us soon. THESE ARE THE BOOKS YOU NEED on your 2013 TBR!
Remember that time it took me forever to FINALLY read Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi? And then I kicked myself for waiting SO long!
Finally, I revive Quoted And Noted and spark a Twitter discussion about re-reading Graceling and Fire with this quote from Fire by Kristin Cashore.