Saturday, July 5, 2014

Book Haul, or the One with the Red, White and Books

Still waiting on the missing mystery package (le sob) BUT a very exciting package is coming for me on Tuesday and I am literally counting down the hours (and damn near close to counting down the seconds because EEEE IT'S COMING). But I bought myself some loverly reads this week:

Books purchased:

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
High fantasy + lots of diversity = auto-buy

On the Fence by Kasie West (my review)

The gooooorgeous new paperbacks of the  Old Kingdom trilogy, Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix. Lirael in particular is absolutely beautiful. I loved this series as a kid and so thrilled to reread them before the prequel, Clariel, releases in October. Doesn't Garth Nix totally sound like he himself could be a fantasy character himself with that name?


I reviewed Magnolia by Kristi Cook, which I absolutely adored, and On the Fence by Kasie West, which was cuter than puppies.

I announced that I get to be a part of the #ReadISLA promotion team, which basically means I get to yell about Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins a whole bunch.

I listed my top ten favorite classic novels.

Looking Forward: July in which I showcase my most anticipated July releases.

Last week's weecap highlights since I keep forgetting:

Reasons to Read: Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Review: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Life stuffs:

Bustle quoted my "review" of Rebels: City of Indra by Kendall and Kylie Jenner, which is pretty cool and also kind of hilariously strange. They called it gif-tastic, which it was, but I now kiiinda regret calling Simon & Schuster "Satan".

Oh, and 'Merica had a BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 'MERICA. (Now act your age.)

Happy holiday weekend to my fellow Americans, and happy regular weekend to all the rest!


  1. Yeah, Garth Nix has the best name ever. For some reason it makes me happy that Catching Fire and Abhorsen are right next to one another. I don't know why. That book flag is the coolest thing ever.

  2. But eugh, I hate the new Old Kingdom covers.

  3. My first comment was absolutely BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MYSTERY PACKAGE? and you predicted me. Damn, you're good. Also, if I hear random screaming on Thursday, it's good to know now that it's just you getting Isla all the way on the other side of the country!

    Ooooooooh. Pretty Old Kingdom paperbacks are pretty. The temptation is great, but considering my stack of unread things is already as tall as me, I think I need to whittle that down first.

    BTW, you and Blythe are why I'm going to be reading Magnolia. Just letting you know your screaming about books definitely works. :)

  4. I heard that they were making brand new covers for the Old Kingdom series to match with Clariel. I'm going to be waiting for those :D

    1. These are the brand new covers that match Clariel!

  5. I liked On the Fence, but not as much as The Distance Between Us. I just downloaded Magnolia and I've read about 30 pages so far. I like it. I'm excited to read more of it.

    ENjoy your goodies and happy reading :)


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