Books On Deck

9 Sep

So, for the first week EVER since I started participating, I have no books for In My Mailbox. I didn’t really get any books this past week (well, except for the little gem of a birthday gift at the bottom, courtesy of my sister), and to be honest with you, I kind of needed it. I’ve got LOTS of things to read already! So instead of highlighting books that I received this week, I thought I’d do a little something new and give a shout to the next couple of books on my TBR. I’m sharing partly to geek out over my reads with you all, and partly to try and keep myself on some kind of schedule-ish sort of thing. I don’t usually subscribe to the schedule method because having one will only make me want to deviate from it; I’m WAY to easily distracted by other things, and I like to pick up things that I feel like reading because I know that if I pick up a book that I would usually enjoy but am just not in the mood for, it’ll take me even longer to pick it up again and give it another shot. But, I’ll give it the old college try anyway. So without further ado, the books I’ve got on deck!

Book cover for The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Because Tara from Hobbitsies told me I had to. And, well, basically all the other people I know and whose opinions I trust for always. A fantasy this awesome-sounding should not have lingered so long on my TBR, guys. I feel guilty.

Book cover for The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges

The continuing saga of Katiya the necromancer and her life in pre-Revolutionary Russia with ALL the paranormal creatures you could possibly think of. Also, George. But Tsarist Russia? Psh. Obviously I would be in, even if the first book in this series, THE GATHERING STORM, had its issues for me.

Book cover for Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Basically because I need to stop TALKING about this book and just read it already. It sounds amazing and different from anything else I’ve ever read, and that is really piquing my interest HARD.

Book cover for The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini

I’m blog touring this one at the end of October, guys, and I’m STOKED. I just love the sound of it, with the gaming angle and the nerdiness. HOLLA, RPGs!!

Book cover for Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver

A middle-grade historical fiction/fantasy with heaps of mythology-based shenanigans and other awesomeness. This is my next MG review for Bookalicious.org, and it’s got so many of the things I love the most. Fingers crossed that it’s super!

Now, for the book that I got this week…

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First US Edition of HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

A quick story about this gift: I used to have one of these. My sister lent it to one of her friends a few years ago and she absconded to Virginia with it when she moved. Currently, my sister and this friend are friends no longer, but the girl STILL has my book. All of my Harry Potter books are hardcover, EXCEPT for Chamber of Secrets, which until now, has been a second-hand paperback copy that I got from a friend because she had two copies. A second-hand paperback substituting for a hardcover first edition! I DIE. But not anymore. Huzzah!

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6 Responses to “Books On Deck”

  1. Allison (Allure of Books) September 9, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    You’re going to love A Girl of Fire & Thorns! And just in time for the second of the series to come out too, nice 🙂

    I’m with you on the Stormdancer front – I need to just stop salivating over it and pick it up already.

    happy reading!

  2. Alison September 9, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    It’s sometimes nice to have a week off from books! I know I have way too many to read. 😀

    I bought A Girl of Fire & Thorns a while back because everyone was raving about it. Haven’t had a chance to read it yet though. :-/

  3. reutreads September 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Girl of Fire and Thorns is SO good. One of my 2012 faves. Can’t wait for the sequel!

  4. Bookworm1858 September 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the cover for The Unfailing Light before but I don’t remember so it’s like I’m seeing it anew. I also had problems with The Gathering Storm but I’m still interested in the next book.

  5. megtao September 10, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS!! Also, super happy for you getting your full set of HP books back. I only have first editions of Goblet of Fire onwards myself.

  6. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) September 15, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Just seeing Harry Potter in this post makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! ❤ Oh, and I really should read Girl of Fire & Thorns soon too…

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