Saturday, June 30, 2012

Me on This Week's Books (9)

Wooo, made a library run. And it was nice and sunny that day, too. :) Do you guys like the blog layout?? It's been like this since October 2010 and I'm curious if I should change it up.

I had a weird depressed evening this week when the video of two bloggers (don't know who, haven't watched it) and the books they got at ALA circled Twitter. From how people described it, I felt sick. 20 minutes of them showing all the ARCs they picked up, plus extras. Why would you get doubles?? There's two of you. Then the whole 'ALA is supposed to be for librarians' thing circled again and I felt depressed because I was thinking of going to ALA Midwinter in January. So, I don't know. I'm not a jerk, you know, I hate people who are all grabby hands about things, and I hate big crowds. I don't see myself going to BEA in the next few years. *sigh* Yeah, so, way to make me feel like a jerk for not being a librarian.

In happier news, I got the final e-mail saying I get to volunteer at the library in downtown Vancouver again this August. Yay. :) It looks like it'll be interesting, they're got some improv people running some of the workshops this year.

I'm not sure if I like Edelweiss. It seems like the snooty version of NetGalley where I don't get approved. What is the secret formula for Edelweiss? (I hope you realize I'm being semi-sarcastic here. I know they want stats.)

Saw Brave with my sister on Friday. We also picked the worst time to go to brunch near the theatre. It's like every teacher in the area went there for breakfast. We were there during the 3rd group of 30. *wide-eyed*

Well, I know what I'm doing this long weekend (Canada Day is on Sunday): reading the books I have scheduled to review next week and the week after. Ooooops. I'm a little bit behind.
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence (from Random House through NetGalley)
Borrowed from the library:
Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Au Revior, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

To review: Spark, Endlessly, The Goddess Legacy, Touched, Scarlett Dedd, The Blood Keeper, Blackwood, Shift, Unspoken, Yesterday, Velveteen, Mystic City, Romeo RedeemedMeant to Be, Tune and Altered. :)


  1. Great books this week!! Cannot wait to read Endlessly!!

  2. I really need to take more advantage of the library... I hadn't been by in a while until borrowing Hark! A Vagrant the other week.

    HAH! I do agree with you about the snootier version of Netgalley.. LOL!!!

    And I love the background of your blog layout :) It's really fun! The layout's good.. it's not too cluttery, but I feel ya... I love changing it up sometimes when it's been the same way for so long :) Maybe just a banner header to jazz it up enough if you don't want to change too much of it!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves | Canada Day Giveaway