What a crazy busy week! I won’t go into details but I will say that it is awesome to finally be at the weekend and have a day of rest (tomorrow I’m going to Kim Sabatini’s launch party at Oblong Books). I did not get any books in the mail last week and with the hurricane I wasn’t so selfish as to expect packages what with all the flooding and such in the city. However, I do have a few books to share with you because I didn’t do a mailbox haul post last week, plus I bought a few for my Kindle.
The Voyage Of Lucy P. Simmons by Barbara Mariconda (Vine) – I choose this book from Vine because one of my favorite MG authors, Gary Schmidt, has a blurb on the back cover that says this MG book is ‘a hymn to courage’. That’s very appealing to me.
Will Sparrow’s Road by Karen Cushman (Vine) – I picked this one out because it’s short, it’s historical fiction and is all about an orphaned runaway during Elizabethan times. HECK YES.
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zach Stentz audiobook (Accepted Review Copy) – This was another BEA YA/MG Buzz Book and I am ALL about reading those, plus the story sounds great and it’s narrated by Jesse Eisenberg.
Insurgent: Collector’s Edition by Veronica Roth (Unsolicited) – So, I’ve already read and reviewed Insurgent, however, I will be posting a brief review of the bonus content during a weekend day with a quick link to my review of the story so y’all can decide if you really want this edition or not.
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters vol. 1 Phantom by “LJ Smith” (Unsolicited) – I’m not entirely sure if I will read this or not, given the whole drama that went down with the series essentially being taken from LJ Smith. That kind of bothers me on a moral level.
The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters vol. 3 Destiny Rising by “LJ Smith” (Unsolicited) – Again, this is the third book and I don’t have book 2 and basically what I said for vol. 1.
Beauty by Lauren Conrad (Unsolicited) – I won’t even pretend I wasn’t excited for this. You guys as a total ugly duckling, I friggen love the Beauty Department website run by Lauren Conrad, so you better believe I am super excited to read through Beauty and get some tips on how not to look like an old hag.
Starstruck by Lauren Conrad (Unsolicited) – I haven’t read the first book, nor do I have a copy of it, so expect a giveaway to come as heck I got the book, might as well promote it by giving it away because there’s definitely an audience for it.
Days Of Blood And Starlight by Laini Taylor (Netgalley) – DUH YOU GUYS. DUHHHH. Of course I immediately accepted this one when it came up in my email omg Karouuuuu Akivaaaaaaaa GET IN MY KINDLE! I swear I will get to this book by Tuesday at the latest.
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien narrated by Rob Inglis audiobook – Do you guys really need me to explain why I bought this? Okay, so I’ve read The Hobbit before, way back in high school, because The Hobbit is totally legit for always. Anyways, I was totally mesmerized by the preview of the audio on Audible, so OF COURSE, I bought it with my credit.
Rootless by Chris Howard narrated by Nick Podehl audiobook – I don’t know what this is about and don’t care. It’s narrated by Nick Podehl and a YA book, and that is enough for me.
Guns, Germs And Steel by Jared Diamond (Kindle) – This nonfiction book is only $3.90 right now on Kindle and when I was getting my degree in social studies education, this was one of the recommended books. Another of the recommended books was A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn, which I absolutely loved. So I am kind of sure I will enjoy this one and learn a lot from it.
The Ghosts Of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty (Kindle) – At the time that I purchased, this book was $1.24, but it’s back up to $8 now. So, yes, I feel like I totally scored with this Aussie contemporary book.
A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller (Kindle) – Ugh, I just kept looking at this cover on Amazon and was like, okay I like Christmas and I like small towns and I like cowboys and I like low prices. OKAY AMAZON FINE I WILL JUST BUY THIS FOR $1.24. FINE!
Between The Lines by Tammara Webber (Kindle) – I’m such a loser because I haven’t read any of Webber’s books yet, but she seems to be taking my friends, Allison, and the YA blogosphere by storm. At $1.99 yeah, I bought it.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
I admit to being a total history nerd, but am on the fence with how I feel about Blackwood by Gwenda Bond.
My first time… reading AS King and falling in love with ASK THE PASSENGERS.
Fill Your Kindle with 81 Kindle Books under $5, but be sure to check the price before one-click purchasing.
My first Waiting On Wednesday in over 2 years and you guys I made sure not to be boring or generic. This week I am waiting on THE END GAMES by T. Michael Martin.
ERMAGHERD I FOUND AN ADORABLE CONTEMPORARY BOOK. And have decided on being Team Goofball, check this review of Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill.