Saturday, April 26, 2014

Book Haul, or the One With Gilbert Blythe

Guess who was too lazy to film a vlog again this week? Why, Ginger, of course! That dog. She's just incorrigible.

Books received for review this week:


Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Thanks, Harlequin!)

Ahhhhhh! So excited for this! It's a f/f romance set during segregation in the South between a white girl and a black girl, and I've been excited for this long before it even had a cover! When i saw it was on Edelweiss, I just had to grab it. One of my most anticipated titles of the fall by far.

Books purchased:

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I saw this gorgeous edition on Amazon and simply had to have it, since my childhood version is somewhere in stoage and it was just a trade paperback. But this.This is glorious and I accidentally started rereading it instead of reading review books. But how was I supposed to stop? Gilbert showed up! He's one of the literary loves of my life, after all.

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

I loved this book as an e-galley so much that I just had to buy a finished copy. And it's soooo pretty. The cover is smooth and the font is raised and glossy. So pretty.

Gifts from Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads:

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen and The Archived by Victoria Schwab swag

I love my Downton Gaby and was so happy to get this birthday swag from her! <33


I forgot to do a weekly recap last book haul, so lucky you, getting two for the price of one! This week:

On Sunday, I talked about how I judge books by their covers, for right and for wrong
On Monday, I reviewed The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik
On Tuesday, I listed the top ten characters in need of an intervention letter
On Wednesday, I reviewed Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
On Friday, I talked about my favorite kiss scenes and what makes them so great

Last Sunday was Easter Sunday, and while I don't celebrate Easter exactly, I do celebrate chocolate and candy and eggs, so of course I had to make some chocolate eggs for myself! I made peanut butter-filled chocolate eggs, and then I painted my large chocolate eggs Pride and Prejudice-themed.

Last week's Weecap:

On Monday, I reviewed The Guard by Kiera Cass
I also made some Percy Jackson-themed cupcakes
On Tuesday, I made my wallet cry by listing all the bookish things I want--no, need--to own.
On Wednesday, I reviewed The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
On Thursday, I talked about my love for The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce
On Friday, I reviewed To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

And now some Ginger pics:

My dog loves nothing more than to lie in a patch of sun.

Good thing she's got sunglasses!


  1. Oh my gosh, Ginger is a cutie pie. I have a dog named Ginger two. However did you get Ginger to wear those sunglasses long enough to get a picture? It's adorable!

    And you are so right, that copy of Anne of Green Gables is glorious! I haven't read that book in ages, and I'm thinking I should do a re-read. I've definitely been interested in Prisoner of Night and Fog. I need to look into it.

    Happy reading!

  2. Awwww, Ginger is sooooo cute!!
    Ok, I think I now need that edition of Anne of Green Gables! *goes to check if Amazon ES has it*
    Also, wow miss, those Pride and Prejudice eggs look amazing! Great job!
    Happy reading!!

  3. Lucky you! I've always wanted to read Anne of Green Gables and also recently Prisoner of Night & Fog. The cover of Anne looks really really cool! I really like the redesign! AND LOOK AT THOSE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE EGGIES!

    Have a happy reading week Gillian! (And Ginger ahaha)

  4. Ginger is so cute <3 <3

  5. Those P&P eggs, I wants them. Also, Ginger looks so badass in sunglasses.

  6. I'm really jealous of the finished copy of PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG, but at least I have an ARC <3

  7. I really want to read Lies We Tell Ourselves, but I have to read other books that are releasing soon. I'm probably going to end up cheating my schedule!
    -Scott Reads It!

  8. Aww, I like your dog. :) Mine love patches of sun, and on cloudy days they get wild without their sun naps. I am blown away by the P&P eggs. Way to pretty to eat!

  9. That Anne cover is so pretty! It reminds me of those paper cut out art pieces (like this:

    And yes, also Gilbert. The world is regretfully lacking in Gilbert-clones.

  10. The Prisoner of Night and Fog is amazing! I have it on my Kindle, but I think I'm going to have to buy it on hardback too. The author said it's a duology, and I'm very curious about where the second book will end.


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