Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Book Coveting

I wasn't going to do a post this week. As you can tell, I barely made the actual "Sunday" portion of the title!! But I have a few additions to the ol' TBR and figured I might as well post one more time in the month of May.

I can't believe May is over!! Maybe it's the fact that May is over already and time is speeding along, but for some reason this weekend I have been deeply depressed. And I just can't seem to shake it. I think a lot of it has to do with being perpetually tired. 3rd shift is a bitch on a person's life. I hate mornings. I really do. BUT given the chance to go back to 1st shift, I'd do it in a New York minute. There is a huge distinction, I've found, between being a night person and being an OVER night person. I don't sleep well....ever. And when I do have time off, I try to flip back to everyone else's schedule. It's tough. I know it's more than the sleep thing....but it certainly doesn't help. So...hopefully, posting will be cathartic and maybe put me in a better frame of mind!

So...on to my coveting.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore - Since Kailana from The Written World couldn't gush enough about this book.....and I trust her taste, I'm pretty sure I will love this book! There are a few bloggers out there that will recommend something and I will trust them implicitly. Kailana is one of them!

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams - I read a review that Natasha from Maw Books. It's a YA book about polygamy and FLDS. This is a topic that never ends to fascinate me. Can't wait to read this one!

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters - I have never read a book by Waters. Sure, I've read all the glowing reviews. And I have a couple on the TBR list. But when I read Nicola's review at Back to Books, I was pretty sure this would be my first Water's book, although she deviates from her norm. This is a gothic/Historical Fiction book.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike - I first read about this book from Shelf Awareness. Then I read a review from Melissa at Melissa's Bookshelf. YA, Fantasy, Faeries. Seems to be calling my name!

Last, but not least, Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton - There was a blog tour this week about this book. I think I might have first read about it at Joanne's blog, The Book Zombie. Something a little different for me. I haven't read a lot of "Chick" lit lately, although this is supposed to be more than that. Sounds like fun.

That's it for this Sunday. It was beautiful out today, but I fear the rain is heading my way...again. *Sigh* I'm so tired of the rain! Have a great week!


Christie said...

I just added The Little Stranger to my tbr list...I loved Fingersmith (which is fantastic!) and so I am really looking forward to this book.

Susan said...

Book blogs are dangerous for book coveting, aren't they? The real test is how long it takes to get the books on our shelves! lol

samantha.1020 said...

I can't imagine working 3rd shift with 3 kids. I've been out of sorts myself but am working on it. I hope things turn around for you! These all sound interesting :)

Michelle said...

Oh, Stephanie. Jim works 3rd shift so I feel your pain! He's always tired, crabby, and constantly what I would consider "out of it". Hopefully, you both will get off of 3rd shift soon enough!

Nymeth said...

I'm so excited that you want to read Sarah Waters :D I haven't read The Little Stranger yet, but it seems impossible to go wrong with her. Fingersmith and Affinity are very Gothic too! I think you'd love them.

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been sleeping well, Stephanie. Night shifts really don't sound easy.

Kailana said...

We have such great taste, Stephanie! I read Graceling and want to read all the others! lol

Ladytink_534 said...

I want to read Graceling, Wings, and Mating Rituals of the North American WASP too. It just started pouring buckets of rain a few hours ago. As long as it's not constant for the rest of the weekend I think it's pleasant for now lol.

Joanne said...

Graceling and The Chosen One are both on my must-read list! I should have reviewed Wings ages ago, but there is something about it that I just didn't like and I can't figure out what :?

Sorry to hear you're not feeling too hot :( Spring always makes me cranky, out of sorts, and I can't imagine how working third shift must effect your sleep/schedule.