Here's what has been going on with me lately plus some book acquisitions, book reviews and a sneak peek of reviews to come for a few books I was lucky enough to read this week. So, enough jibber-jabber...here we go!
Part of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews
I love my Nook!
I found some great deals this week with Incarnate and Pure and they were both on my wishlist!
I had read Pure last year as an e-galley and loved it (review here). The publisher had just contacted me to review the next installment, Fuse, so finding Pure on sale for $1.99 was perfect timing!
Speaking of Fuse, be sure to stayed tuned for an author interview with Julianna Baggott and a giveaway!!
Demi Monde: Winter was this week's Free Friday from Nook and although I don't always download these, this one looked very interesting.
Half Price Books, You Are the Devil:
So...I might have gone a little cray cray at Half Price Books this week, but if you have read my recaps before, you know this is not a new occurrence. Although, I always act amazed and startled that I end up with all of these books. Like: "My oh my...who stole my credit card and brought back all of these books and a receipt? Well, I never!" *fans self*
Diana Gabaldon's Lord John Series (they had one on clearance and then I decided that I must have them ALL...)
Ruben Toledo's "Classics in Couture Editions" for Penguin. These aren't all of them but check out this Shelf Candy post from last year to see all of the pretties and to find out more about the series. (Three down, three to go!)
...and the rest:
Ooohhhh....I 'm so excited about this batch. Do you think if I sleep with them under my pillow I will absorb all of their stories at the same time? Because I don't know where to start!
Whip Smart is based on a true story and looks very interesting and a little saucy, no? I will be doing a guest post with the author and a review for Valentine's week, so stay tuned!
The Golem and the Jinni looks wonderful and strange. I'm so curious to get started with it. And Notes From a Ghost Town is a YA Contemporary/Thriller/Mystery that is the type of story I haven't read in ages, so I'm looking forward to it.
Wow. Every one was a page turner! I think I finished them in under two days for each (half a day for Seconds Away because I think Harlan Coben invented the term cliffhanger. There's really no putting it down at the end of the chapter!) Reviews to come!
To the untrained eye, this might look like slacking behavior on my part. One review all week, scandalous!! However, I have three reviews in the pipeline including Pivot Point, Prodigy and Dare Me that will be going up in the next couple of days. So, keep your pants on!
Trailer Tuesday: The Great Gatsby Trailer #2, Pulse, The Friday Society, Etiquette & Espionage and Gollum VS Smeagol Rap Battle
Novel News: Divergent Casts Kate Winslet! Plus: Salinger Biography, Moyes Movie Deal and Condescending Book Covers
So, while things are looking a smidge dodgy in the reviewing department, I have been kicking butt in the making hand-crafted bookmarks, photographing them and listing them department! Here's a small sample of the fifteen bookmarks I listed for sale this past week and I have twenty more all cued up and ready to go this weekend!
A few Valentine's Day creations plus Hunger Games bookmarks. For more just stop by Steph's Stacks Etsy shop to check them all out.