Yes, it's that time again! I was going to post a book review today, but my brain is kind of fried, and I'm still trying to put into words my feelings about this book. It's a book that was well written with a unique storyline. And yet, I really hated it. So, I opted for the easy way out!! LIBRARY LOOT!! And of course, my first trip to the bookstore in forever! So...without further adieu, my "haul" for this week:
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Yes, I actually own this one. I own the whole series. BUT, they are all 1st Edition Hardbacks. My Harry Potters are one of my few indulgences. I'm saving them as collector's items. I'd love to get a set of the paperbacks just to have and re-read. Till then, I'll make due with the library. This is for the Harry Potter Reading Challenge.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green is on my list to read for the Printz Project. I hadn't actually planned on reading it right now. But it was a new purchase for my library, and it was just sitting there on the shelf. Looking at me. Had to grab it!!
The Monsters of Morley Manor: A Madcap Adventure by Bruce Colville, is 100% impulse pick-up. I don't even know what it's about. It also hitting a target audience that is generally a little younger than I normally read (9 -12), but I liked the cover. Looks cute.
The last book I actually checked out of the library is The Dark Hills Divide: The Land of Elyon by Patrick Carmen. Yeah, I know. Another series, right? Like I need to start one. This however is the problem I have going to the library with my kids. I browse the Kids and the YA sections while they are looking for books! It's dangerous, I tell you!
Books that I actually Purchased this Week:
Heck, Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale Basye. Isn't this just the cutest (in a really warped sort of way) book you've ever seen? It's about a brother and sister that die in a freak accident and end up in Heck (a reform school of sorts). Not quite Hell, but close! I'm really looking forward to this one!!
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. I haven't really heard too much about this series, but I really liked the cover. Yes, I know. My shallowness is showing through again. Still, I wanted to give this one a try.
You are so Undead to Me by Stacy Jay is another YA book. This one deals with Zombies. Looks fun. Enough said!
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert is one of those books I've seen all over the blogosphere lately. Not really sure what it's about, but I thought I would see if it lives up the Internet hype it's getting.
13 Bullets: A Vampire Tale by David Wellington is another first book in a series. A Vampire Series. I've read one of his Zombie books, and liked it. Thought I would give the vamps a chance this time.
99 Coffins by David Wellington is the 2nd book in the series. What can I say? I love all things Vampire and Zombie!!
One would think this would be enough to tide me over....but on top of all these books, my mailbox was FULL the last few weeks with other books:
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (sent as a pass-along from Chris at Stuff As Dreams are Made On)
- The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (I won this one from the wonderful Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Reading?)
- The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos (a giveaway from I Heart Monster)
- Afraid by Jack Kilborn (another giveaway win!)
- Dark Time - Mortal Path (Book One) by Dakota Banks (from publisher for review)
- BabyDoll by Allyson Roy (for a TLC Book Tour)
- The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (from Shelf Awareness)
- The Twelve by William Gladstone(from Publisher for Review)
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (from Shelf Awareness)
- The Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay (for a TLC Book Tour)
- Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (an Atria Galley Giveaway)
- Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich (from Shelf Awareness)
Now....If you will excuse me....I MUST get back to Catching Fire!! Later, dear Readers!