Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Haul, or the One In Which I'm Very Eco-Friendly


No print books this week! All electronic, baby! I am singlehandedly saving world. Climate change will soon be a thing of the past, all thanks to me, obviously.

For review:

From Hought Mifflin Harcourt:

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A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

I've already read this, and it's a pretty solid historical novel dealing with a subject matter I haven't seen much of in YA: the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918. Also, I keep mistyping that author's name as Makiia Lucifer, which is kind of a problem.

From Simon & Schuster:

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Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither

YES. I love this cover and this concept so much that I actually clapped when I saw I got approved for this. Pleeeeease be good!

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

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Double yay! I really enjoyed Grasshopper Jungle, Smith's absolutely bananas and hideously green novel that just released from PenguinTeen. I hope I enjoy this one as well.Or that I at least have a smoother journey than that poor horse.

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

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O_O Good God, that cover is creepy. Um... I requested this? Me, the marshmallow who categorically refuses to watch horror movies? I have no memory of this, but that sure was brave of me. Gulp.


In addition to listing the books I got this wekk, I'm also going to start doing a recap of my bloggy week (a weecap? weekap? weekcap?) on my haul posts. So, yeah. Here it is.

Weekcap:

On Sunday, I posted a new 'Ship Shape installment discussing how painful it is to invest in a sinking ship.

On Monday, I reviewed Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg.

On Tuesday, I got in the Valentine's spirit and listed the books that make me swoon. I also made graphic thingies for the very first time.

On Wednesday, the blog tour for A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller stopped by the blog. I loved this book so much, and I'm so happy PenguinTeen asked me to be a part of the tour!

On Thursday I reviewed the weirdest book I've ever read, Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, and hopefully explained why weird was good!

And on Friday, I showed you guys both my geekiness and my drawing skillz with my YA Bookentines (there's a giveaway here, too)!

And now your weekly dose of Ginger:


 "HUMAN HUMAN noooo why are you reading instead of paying attention to meeeeeeeee human look at meeeeee"

(And yes, she really does sit that way.)

14 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading A Death-Struck Year when it comes out. I love a good historical if it's not set in England during the Middle Ages. Oh, PLEASE start calling your recap bits weecaps. It would make my day.

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    1. Then I shall call them that! I live to make your day, Amber :)

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  2. Adorable dog. <33 I also got A Death-Struck Year and I'm excited to read it :) Glad you enjoyed! But.. you say: "subject matter I haven't seen much of in YA: the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918." have you not read In the Shadow of Blackbirds? One of the best books ever.

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    1. No, I haven't read it yet! I own a copy, but I just haven't found time for it yet. I hear incredible things about it, though!

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    2. I gotta jump in--I was thinking the same thing as Carina! You must, must read In the Shadow of Blackbirds. One of my favorites too.

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  3. Servants of the Storm is one Id love to read. I haven't heard of Falls the Shadow before I'll have to look it up on Goodreads. Your dog is adorable btw :)

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  4. The cover for Falls the Shadow is utterly fantastic. I WANT IT. I WANT IT BAD. (Hope you enjoy it!)

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  5. So many brilliant books in your pile this week! That cover does look pretty creepy for you. Did I take over your body at one point and make you request it? That could be a possibility!
    My STS

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  6. I love ALL your books! I have a request in for 100 Sideways Miles, I hope I get it! I'll admit I will be crushed if I don't. Awesome haul! And I love your Ginger, I have a Ginger too, but she is a mini dachshund:-)

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  7. I can't decide if I want to read Fall in Shadow yet. Do you plan to read it soon? If so I might just wait to see what you think of it. I have a pretty tight schedule but I've been eyeing it. Just don't know. Great, great haul this week! Enjoy :-)

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  8. I love the creepy cover from Servants of the storm! And I can't wait to read A death-struck year, I'm looking for more reading material on the Spanish flu. Happy reading :)!

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  9. Ginger is fabulous!!! I love that dog... I need to start posting pics of my kitties each week. Good idea! I wish I could get more of my books as ebooks but my library just doesn't have very many available yet, they are mostly physical copies.

    Angie

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