Saturday, September 28, 2013

Me on This Week's Book Week (71)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

Fall. Time passing. Year slowly ending. It all feels strange. But then January will come with the massive high of a new year and everything will feel different. Also, it's my mom's birthday today. We got her some cool stuff. :)

Last week's Raincoast Books Teens Read Winter Preview was awesome. It's always fun to talk books with bookish people and gush over titles and bemoan over cover changes. :) Cress was gushed over greatly... but there were only 2 ARCs and I missed out. Fangirl was also gushed about. Some ARCs I picked up include AlteredThe Winner's Curse, Tin Star, 16 Things I Thought Were True, and Strange Sweet Song.

Ever read a book when you know you shouldn't because you've got dozens of others you need to read before it but you can't resist it because you've had so many people tell you it's really good and one of the best books they've read all year, and then you read it and you're kicking yourself because it was so good and you realize after reading the last line a few times that you've just read a book in September that isn't out until March so the wait for books 2 and 3 will be a bit long? Yeah. *sigh* But... that book was so good.

Reviews for this coming week will feature Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano (Tuesday) and 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil (Friday). :)
Pawn by Aimée Carter (from Harlequin Teen through NetGalley)
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick (from Egmont through Edelweiss) (I found it when I searched through the e-galleys that don't require any approval.)
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (e-book from the library)
Fierce Reads Anthology 2 (free on the Kobo e-book store)


  1. Oooh what book did you read that doesn't come out until March but is REALLY good? Kind of jealous that you fit a 2014 book in. I am hoping to do that on my next vacation. Pawn sounds AWESOME! I can't wait to read it.

  2. I picked up Pawn this week as well - I didn't read The Goddess Test series but this sounds a lot more my speed

  3. I'm so eager to read Not a Drop to Drink. Happy reading!

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  4. Yey, I have Pawn and White Space too, so much good sci-fi this year!

    My haul

  5. I have Not a Drop to Drink as well, but I hope I get Pawn too, I requested it on NG. :)
    Happy reading!

    My haul

  6. Pawn sounds so good that I just requested it at NetGalley. My fingers are crossed that I will be approved.

    Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  7. Ooooh, I love Ilsa J. Bick. I also really, really liked NOT A DROP TO DRINK because it was one of the most believable YA dystopians I've read in a long time. Really grim, but well-written and absorbing.

  8. I am just about to start reading Pawn and I am really excited, hope it's good. I am seeing Not a Drop to Drink everywhere. May need to try and get a hold of that one!