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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.

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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.

Waiting On Wednesday


“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating

This week (like everyone else in the book blogosphere), I am waiting on:

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Out September 13th

I’m so excited for this book, that I’ve actually pre-ordered it and I really can’t remember the last time I cared about any sort of release enough to pre-order it. It just looks terrific and I can’t wait to have the review up for everyone!

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black- and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

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?? 😀

BloodBound #1 Is Out!

So as you know (if you even remotely looked at my blog), I read a TON of Rachel Vincent. Well, her new book, “Blood Bound” promises to be just as awesome as her others and I can’t wait to get my paws on a copy.

Here is the synopsis:
By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it’s over…

How awesome is this trailer? I am loving the music!!

Anyway, to get your OWN copy, please check out: Blood Bound on Amazon OR on Booksamillion.

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!

 

“Sweetly” and Twitter

So, I’m not sure if you’re aware but today, Jackson Pearce’s YA novel “Sweetly” comes out. If you follow Jackson on twitter, then you know that yesterday she held a giant twitter extravaganza to get #sweetly trending.  It’s not 100% for sure yet whether or not we were successful but, let me tell you, the ever-generous Ms. Pearce gave away like a butt-ton of prizes. It was fun and today, I actually purchased “Sweetly” for myself.

For a limited time, Jackson Pearce is sending out signed book-plates for “Sweetly” if you email her with a copy of the receipt of purchase! For more information, check out her Twitter feed: @jacksonpearce or go go go and buy your own copy of “Sweetly!