Thursday, July 9, 2009

Library Loot...or the "Why, oh why, do I Keep Checking Out Books???" Post least I'm not BUYING books!! That is the only excuse I can give. An innocent trip to the library to pick up the books for the Nerds Heart YA Round 2 that I'm judging and I come away with even more books!!

See, I had requested online the 2 books for the brackets, plus a couple of Discworld Books I'm going to Buddy Read with Kailana. The rest were complete and utter impulse pickups!! Here I was whittling away at my list of 26, and now I'm up to a whopping 32!! Of course, I have a couple to take back (reviews are pending). But still. I'm hanging my head in shame at my total lack of restraint!! Although I may never get to all of them, it will absolutely be fun trying!!

11 Books found there way into my home the past week from the library. And here they are:

The first book in my bracket as a 2nd Round judge for the Nerds Heart YA contest. The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine by April Lurie. I've already finished it. But my lips are sealed as to the winner!!

Book 2 in the contest is The City in the Lake by Rachel Neumeier. I'm almost done with this one. And I'm also almost 90% sure of my decision. I'll make it tomorrow, with a post of reviews...and a winner this weekend!!

Wee Free Men is Book 1 of the Tiffany Aching trilogy and a part of the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. I've been dying to start this series but didn't have a clue where to begin. This is Nymeth's recommendation (and we all know to listen to her!) I'm buddy reading with Kailana.

Book 2 in the Tiffany Aching series, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. Figured I might as well just get the whole series while I was at it.

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett is the final book in the Tiffany Aching Series. Ditto above. As a start to Discworld, I couldn't ask for anything better than a YA trilogy!!

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett is another Discworld book. It's also YA, and for some reason, I had it in my head this was part of the Tiffany Aching series. Apparently, it's not!!! I'll try to fit in this one as well!!

Hot Air (Edgar and Ellen Nodyssey Series, Book 1) by Charles Ogden was a total impulse pickup. I saw in on an endcap at the library and LOVED the cover!! Curse the wonderful YA section of my library!

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy is the first book in a new series. Impulse pick-up as well. I loved the cover, and saw a fantastic review on this at Kailana's blog. She hasn't steered me wrong yet, so I grabbed this one too!

The Rising by Brian Keene. I had originally had this on my list for the End of the World Challenge. I put a hold on it WEEKS ago, and it finally showed up. Book about Zombies. 'Nuff said!!

Flyte: Septimus Heap Book 2 by Angie Sage. Since book one was so good, and this one was just sitting there on the shelf with it's gorgeous cover calling to me...I couldn't help myself! Score another one for the impulse and the great YA section!

Fablehaven (Book 3): Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull. Just see my response above!!

VERY Heavy on the Young Adult books this week. Can't wait to get cracking. Stay tuned for numerous book reviews!! That's all for today!! Later, dear readers!!


Bookfool said...

I am so, so envious of you people who have libraries with such fantastic YA variety. Ours is so behind on YA. It took a year for them to get The World As We Knew It (??) by Susan Beth Pfeffer and they still don't have The Dead and The Gone. Forget all the terrific stuff you're getting. I doubt we'll ever see a third of that in our library. You should count your lucky stars.

Joanne said...

My son read the Tiffany Trilogy and thought it was awesome. I've been meaning to get around to it. The Ogden book looks totally cool, as does Skulduggery Pleasant.

The Rising is a pretty terrific zombie story, but I'm gonna warn you that you might want to make sure you can get a copy of the sequel - City Of The Dead.

Michelle said...

Oh, Stephanie! The fact that you even attempt that much gives me hope that I will one day get through my list. I haven't stepped foot inside a library in several years because they are so dangerous.

Shelley/Book Fanatic said...

I have the same problem! Now I place the books on hold online and then send a friend or family member in to the library with my card to check out the books for me so I won't get tempted to get more than whats on my list! lol

Kailana said...

So happy to see you are going to give Skulduggery a try! Happy to see you have the Pratchett, too. I will start that this weekend. :)

Sam Sattler said...

I think your Blog Title perfectly answers the question posed by this post. :-)

Susie Sharp Librarian said...

The Tiffany Aching trilogy is Fantastic I loved it!Also the Septimus heap books are good too Angie sage is a really good author!Enjoy them!Look forward to your reviews!

damnedconjuror said...

I'm not a Pratchett fan but The Amazing Maurice was decent enough.

Eva said...

I love the cover of The Latent Powers!! And I adore the Tiffany Aching series. :)

Debi said...

Why? you ask. Well, because you're an addict, sweetie!

Nymeth said...

Because libraries are awesome, that's why! It's like a book buying spree, but for free :P

DesLily said...

ahhh another septimus heap book and fablehaven book! good for you!!! I enjoyed them both, but will say the next fablehaven (most recent) is yet the best Brandon Mull has done!.. and i've enjoyed the septimus heap books so far, looking forward to the next book coming out.

Quacky the Ballads Duck said...

I really want to read Skullduggery Pleasant and the rest of the series. I can't go into the library these days or I'd leave with half the place and all of the YA section.

I do recommend Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert. Check the blog for the contest. Spread the word.


Janssen said...

Skulduggery is AWESOME. Very very amusing.