Saturday, February 9, 2013

Me on This Week's Book(less) Week (38)

This Week's Book Week is like Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with a goofy name and way more babble. And no video. I wonder if I should start posting videos.

No books this week. I'll just feature what books I read over the past week instead. :) And it's a 3 review week this week, so come back Monday, Wednesday and Friday for reviews of The Lives We Lost, Through the Ever Night, and Mind Games. :)

Congrats to Jess and Kat for being picked by the mystical Rafflecopter fairy as winners of an ARC each from ALA. Also, thanks for not wanting the same book. It makes it so much easier. :)

I've told you guys about my finger, about how it's a weird plague finger and I ended up on two weeks worth of antibiotics. Well, now I'm on this cream for a skin condition on the same finger. It's still weird-looking, but it might clear some things up. I'll find out more in March when I see my doctor next (as opposed to once a week like the past few weeks). The thing is, because of the drugs, I've put myself on a book-buying ban for this month and next month (with the exception of the Cassie Clare signing in late March). You know when they say "free healthcare in Canada?" It's not. It covers the big things, like the surgery for my broken ankle and the hospital stay and at least a dozen x-rays and the 10 minute surgery to remove one of the screws. It doesn't cover the small things, like the air cast boot or the physiotherapy. Or these prescriptions I've been on this year. It sucks, but, to be honest, I'd like to keep my finger, even if it's on my left hand and I'm right-handed. There are libraries and there are wonderful local bloggers who will let me borrow books and there is a bookcase in front of me with about 60 ARCs coming out over the next 5 months. So, yeah. There will be less books popping up in these posts. Unless I win the lottery without somehow buying a ticket. ;) (If it's a bookless week I'll mention what I read that week instead.)

Also, I've started planning for the Canadian YA Lit Event. It'll be from May 1st to 14th, just like last year. Hopefully, there'll be a bunch of reviews and guest posts and Q&A's with authors. I want you guys to give me some suggestions of books and authors that you want to see featured. Maybe you live out in Ontario or in the Prairies or on the east coast and you have some wonderful local authors you want featured more. Leave all of your suggestions in the comments below. :)

I'm also curious if a Canadian blogger or two is interested in writing a post on their thoughts on YA in Canada both now and when they were teens, see how it's changed, see if Canadian lit is changing. Stuff like that. :)

And now, the books I read this past week. It was very nearly a blue cover week until the last one 'ruined it.' ;)
Absent by Katie Williams (I was looking for something short to read and picked this off a shelf and then finished it in an afternoon. Then I was kicking myself because it's not out until late April and you guys will have to wait that long for my review. Short answer: I really enjoyed it.)
Destined by Aprilynne Pike (I was a little sad when I finished this, the series is complete now. But I have Aprilynne's next book on my shelf to read so I was happy again.)
The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe (I really like this series, not just because the author is Canadian but because the main character Kaelyn builds herself up because of the disease and takes everything into her own hands to fix. Review up on Monday.)
Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Hmmmm. It feels like one of those books that I liked well enough but other people will like more. It happens. Review up at the end of the month.)


  1. Excited for Absent and Unremembered. The last one's sort of blue...she has blueish eyes? Haha it's funny when you realize that your books have a similar theme. I'd get home from the library, lie my books out, and realized they were all the same colour scheme :D Happy Reading!

  2. Unremembered looks good. I've been dying to read that one. The rest all look good too.

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  3. I love your new books! I'm dying to read Unremembered! Bummer that you didn't enjoy it more though. :(

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  4. Too bad you didn't get any new books this week! Although it wouldn't be that bad if I wouldn't receive books for a while, my TBR pile is massive! You did read some cool books in the past week!

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  5. I kind of felt the same about Unremembered! Although I did enjoy it I feel like I was expecting more. It was different from what I expected anyways.