Sunday, May 6, 2012

Me on This Week's Book Haul

Let's see how this goes. :)

Hope you've been enjoying the Canadian YA lit blog event, if you're at all interested. Don't forget about the giveaway. :) There'll be another happening this week.

My to-read pile (of books I have as opposed to books I want to read but don't have) has gotten out of control. Out of the 27 books in the pile, there are 13 paper books and 14 e-galleys, 19 of them are review books, 5 are books I bought (1 of those being a paperback buy of a previously read & reviewed hardcover), 2 are books I won, 7 don't come out until September or later, and 1 is a paperback finished copy I got to review back in January (some are counted twice for different reasons, it's not my crappy math skills, and I'll have you know I took honours math in high school ;)). My brain hurts. I sort of have an order, mostly in terms of release dates, but sometimes you just read what you want to. This is proved by all the manga I read when I should've been reading review books. Stupid manga, why are you so funny with pretty artwork?? *sigh* I think I might take a few days and read what I want to

I went to the bookstore on Tuesday (not the big one but the smaller indie one in the mall up the street). I was looking through their YA section and overheard about half a dozen calls to customers saying their reserved copy if Insurgent was available, which lead to me talking to the (super nice) woman about books and reviewing and so on. And I gave her my card, which made me look rather professional. :)

I had some BEA angst this week. *sigh* My big 4 covets of BEA would have to be Gennifer Albin's Crewel, Maggie Steifvater's The Raven Boys, Kat Zhang's What's Left of Me, and Jessica Khoury's Origin.
Velveteen by Daniel Marks (to review from Random House through NetGalley)
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (to review from Random House through NetGalley)
Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson (to review from Random House through NetGalley) (I re-requested this one as a test, and suddenly Random House approved me for everything I'd requested previously but hadn't been approved for. Hence the 4 e-galleys.)
Touched by Cyn Balog (to review from Random House through NetGalley)
Endlessly by Kiersten White (to review from HarperCollins Canada)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (I caved. It was the last copy at the bookstore that wasn't reserved.)
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (paperback) by Lish McBride
Silence by Michelle Sagara (*pointing at book* Canadian author, people)

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (won from Kathy at A Glass of Wine from her blogoversary giveaway)

Borrowed from the library:
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (let's see if I can read this again, but considering it's due back in 2 weeks and my stack is big, possibly not)

To review: Shadow and Bone, Timepiece, The Golden Lily, Flirting in Italian, Soulbound, Never Enough, Spark, Endlessly, Innocent Darkness, Glitch, Touched, Scarlett Dedd, Blackwood, Shift, Unspoken, Yesterday, Velveteen, Romeo Redeemed and Tune. *dead* ;)


  1. Great haul this week Lindsay!

  2. -dies-
    You WON Masque of The Red Death T_T
    you're too lucky T_T
    I NEED that book!

    Anyway, enjoy your readings :D

    Here's the new books I got this week if you want to stalk :D

  3. Flirting in Italian sounds so good! I'm dying for that one! Enjoy all your new reads! :)

    You can see what books I got this week Here!

  4. Wait, you only have 27 books in your to-read pile? I admire your restraint. I have 124...

    But do tell me how HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER is. It sounds interesting!

  5. YAY! I can't wait to see what you think of Masque.

    I can't wait to read Flirting in Italian. It sounds cute. I also have Velveteen and can't wait to read it.

    Great haul this week!

  6. awesome books this week!! Flirting in Italian sounds soo good!