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So I can only assume that most people who read book blogs are also members of Goodreads. If not, you totally should be! Thanks to entering contest on their site, I won me an advance, autographed copy of “Living Violet (The Cambion Chronicles)” by Jaime Reed.

I’m really excited to read and review this one and will have the review up in a week. If  you can’t wait, you can pre-order the book from Amazon! To check out more about the author, please go to http://www.jaimereedbooks.com/

Lastly, there is STILL TIME to win your own copy! Jaime is going away one a week until the release date (12/27/11). Just clicky on this link.

End of September Book Haul

I got bored and when I get bored, I often look through hundreds of pages, at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble, of bargain books. Often times they are books I’d like to read but sometimes I do just buy random stuff because the cover looks cool. Well, I ended up buying a nice amount of books in the past week. All of the below were Bargain Buys, except for “Beautiful Creatures,” which I bought at full price because I already own “Beautiful Darkness,” the second book, AND “Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi, because I loved “Ship Breaker.”

Yes. I finally gave in and bought “Hush, Hush.” I’ve heard so many mixed reviews but I keep coming back to that awesome, beautiful cover. I’ll definitely review that one.

Mid-September Book Haul

I’ve been buying random books here and there after my last Borders run (which I, of course, forgot to include in this kind of post), but I really am trying hard to stop – it’s just difficult. I’ve also won 5 books in the past week or so. That justifies my habits. At least they’re winnings and NOT books I bought. 😉

Here are the random titles I have obtained in the past two weeks:

These four I WON, thanks to the wonderful ladies over at Smexy Books.

Random Amazon Bargain Buys

More cheap Amazon buys PLUS “Night Circus,” which I pre-ordered.

And last but not least, I won the following book from Shelf Awareness, YAY!!!

How terribly exciting!! I believe it also may be signed, but I don’t know for sure. Has anyone read any of them? Any tips or reviews?? 😀

Lastly, I must explain the lack of updates. I was really sick last week and barely even on the computer. I am back! But…still kinda slacking on the reading. I did start “The Night Circus,” but I’m not as into it as I thought I would be…and I’m on page 144. Not that it’s bad, but it’s definitely not the page turner I anticipated it to be. I’ll have a review up once I’m finished, for sure, but I can’t guarantee when that will be.

End of August Book Haul

So I bought A TON of books in the last 4 days. I was actually going to take this opportunity to do my very first video “In My Mailbox” but the video would have been like 10-15 minutes long so I opted to just do an image listing of the books I bought. As you can see…I have really REALLY eclectic tastes in my books.

Unfortunately for me, with this last haul – I swore that I would NOT purchase any more books until 2012. Yes. 2012. See…I have a really bad problem where I buy books so often that my “To Be Read” pile grows at an alarming rate. Currently, it’s at about 120 books…no joke. Soooo…NO MORE! I’m still going to be doing contests and stuff to possibly win books but no more will be purchased until I make a damn good dent in my shelf. Perhaps I can take a picture of it for y’all at sometime next week so you can see just how bad it really is. 🙂

And without further ado…the books I purchased in the past 4 days!!
(I’m especially excited about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which I’ve had my eye on since it first came out, but have been waiting for it to go on sale – all the rest of the books were bargains and less than $5 a pop- until I just couldn’t take it anymore!)

Has anyone read any of them? Any tips or reviews?? 😀

In My Mailbox #1

Today in the mail, I received a copy of Karen Essex‘s “Dracula in Love,” which I won thanks to Misty over at The Book Rat. I’m really excited to read it, but do have to wonder if I should read the original “Dracula” first in order to gain a full appreciation of this re-telling. As soon as I do, I’m sure you’ll see my review here!