Hi all! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate! Happy day to you equally wonderful people who do not. :) Time for a thanksgiving Beg, Borrow, & Steal!
These posts are my take on the In My Mailbox meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Just a way to showcase the books in my life, because not all of them will be reviewed.
Well, this post fits with the spirit of giving and thanks! No books begged for or bought (but we’ll see what happens tomorrow!).
Let’s see what my gravitational pull of bookishness managed to snag…
From the library.
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
The Children’s Librarian at work read this and said she liked it.
I have a copy of Life Eternal, so I thought I’d give it a try!
Many thanks to The Children’s Librarian and my professor!
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Playing with King Arthur mythos? Yes, please!
The Children’s Librarian had an extra copy, so she let me take it.
Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley
I’ve never heard of this book but I do like angels and I am really intrigued.
Received from TCL.
Legend by Marie Lu
Absolutely love the cover.
Have seen this book around the blogs, and am glad to have grabbed a copy.
Thanks to TCL for letting me grab this ARC!
Huntress by Malinda Lo
SO EXCITED to have this ARC.
Badass chick on cover? Hells yeah!
I have Ash and have been wanting to read it. Now I have both books and no excuses!
(Well, after I finish with classes I’ll have no excuses.)
Many, many thanks to my professor for giving me this beautiful book!
Hello everyone! Beg, Borrow, & Steal time again.
If you’re just joining us, these posts are my take on the In My Mailbox meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It’s just a look at the books and book-related materials that come into my possession every week.
I’ve been wondering if I’ll have to change the day when I do these posts because I’ll have class on Wednesdays when school starts up. Hmm.. but I so enjoy these. They get me through hump day. We’ll see what happens.
All right, here are the books I acquired in the past week!
Books I bought on sale!
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Since I like angels, I had to add this to my collection!
Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers
Chime by Franny Billingsley
The premise hits my awesome button, and the cover is beautiful too.
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Even though I get creeped out by the idea of drowning,
I am really loving this book.
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Really, really happy I grabbed this.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I couldn’t resist when I saw it at Borders.
Jenny Pox by JL Bryan
Been hearing about this! Ebook cost me less than a dollar! Can’t wait to read it.
Checked out from the library.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
I broke down and borrowed an ebook copy… I really like it so far!
Books received for review, and items received through giveaways.
from Larissa over at Lari Is Writing.
Won this in my desperate attempt to score a signed book.
I am fully consoled I didn’t win the book by the sheer awesomeness of this pen.
About an hour and a half left to enter my Back to the Books Giveaway!
And a few days left to enter the 100/300 Follower Giveaway.
We just hit 100 entries today! I’ll be announcing the third prize soon.
Thanks for stopping by!
So I’ve been visiting quite a few of the amazing blogs out there that already cover books and reading (and a bit of writing), and I am ever so humbled. But I will use my growing knowledge to make my blog stronger! Grr! I noticed there are some neat weekly memes with creative ways to keep the attention on books. One that I really like is the In My Mailbox meme, hosted by The Story Siren, which showcases the books recently acquired through libraries, stores, or other means.
I really like the concept because, really, my eyes are too big for… my eyes (just go with it) and I often horde more books than I can read in a reasonable amount of time. I am not exaggerating in my description, I really am a slow reader. But I get too excited about so many titles, or I have to go on the holds list and then the books are delivered while I’m in the middle of reading other things, or I see books on sale and can’t resist the opportunity to pad my collection for less… You know how it goes. Some of these poor books collect dust for quite a while. And they deserve to see the light of day. Or be seen by it. Something.
Anyhow, I think I should get onto the books, shouldn’t I? Just a quick explanation of why I’ve decided to go with the “Beg, Borrow, & Steal” theme: Despite all the reasons why I shouldn’t take on anymore books… I do. I just love them. I love to get them any way I can. There isn’t any actual stealing going on, but given the generosity of strangers, sometimes I feel like a thief! I think that’s quite enough exposition. Here be the goods from the past week!
Books I bought either because they were priced well, I had a coupon, or because I was absolutely desperate to have them.
Or some combination of the above.
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Spellbound: The Awakening of Aislin Collins by Margeaux Laurent
The Hunt by Jan Neuharth
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Final copies checked out from different libraries or ARCs on loan from my co-worker, The Children’s Librarian.
Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Dead Is the New Black by Marlene Perez
Free books or ARCs (and/or swag) won from contests or received for review.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: 08/02/2011
Thanks to Caster Girls & Boys for the ARC and the bookmark!
Well. That is quite a bit of reading that needs to be done. Gee, I wonder who’s going to do it… *looks around*
That’s it for today! I’ve been signing up for giveaway hops and one of them starts this Friday! I’ll have goodies for readers into the YA scene (my kindred!) and I’ll also have other kinds of books as well (also my kindred!). I also have an announcement on Friday. And, of course, I’ll by writing up about my nook adventures in the meantime. Adieu!