Another “Stacking the Shelves” post on this Monday morning, brought to you by Tynga’s Reviews. To put it simply, I’ve been a bad, bad girl. I can’t stop buying books! I’ve tried! They practically jump into my waiting arms! Between last weekend’s trip to New York City (oh the bookstores, oh my heart!) and this weekend’s trip to the local used bookstore (thank ye gods for trade credit), I’ve bought several new titles, despite the fact I still have several sitting on my bookshelf that are glaring at me. Sigh. What can you do?
- Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham – I found this one at the big Barnes & Noble in Union Square. I’ve loved Lauren Graham ever since watching the TV show Gilmore Girls. I miss that show so much! But when I heard Lauren Graham had written a novel, I was very excited to read it. There was a nice stack of them on a table at the B&N, but what caught my attention was the little sticker in the corner that said “Autographed Copy.” So yeah. Now I have Ms. Graham’s book and her autograph. 🙂
- Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey – I haven’t read many books by Mercedes Lackey, but I have several friends who are die hard fans. I’ve been wanting to read her Valdemar books, but there are so many, I didn’t know where to start. Then this book was recommended as a book club pick over at the Mallorean Tavern. Bingo! A place to begin! Found this one at the B&S as well.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – I got this one from our local used bookstore. I’ve had two big boxes of books to trade in, which gave me $79.00 worth of credit. Not too shabby! I know absolutely nothing about this book. Nothing at all, except that it’s the first book in a series and it keeps showing up on all these GoodReads lists with a lot of other books I like. So I’m giving it a try. Why not?
- White Cat by Holly Black – Another book that I don’t know much about, except that I know the author. I really like Holly Black’s fairy books, and I have seen quite a few reviews up on GoodReads and Twitter about this particular series. Again, I found it at the used bookstore and had the trade credit to get it for free. Can’t beat that.
So there’s my book buying binge. I have no idea what to read next.
Categories: Stacking the Shelves
I’d go with Divergent 😀 great series, plus I listened to her speak at the children’s book author breakfast and she was so humble and true and beautiful in her words. I wish I could have seen her in person instead of via livestream.
See, here’s the problem. In my head, I feel like the books I have lined up to read are sort of in order as to how I bought them. This doesn’t mean that I haven’t let books jump the line before – I made all kinds of exceptions when Of Shadow Born came out because I HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. And I just bought Divergent this weekend, which puts it in the back of the line. I’m going to read one of the books that has been waiting the longest so I don’t feel quite so guilty.
And yes, I realize that I’m talking about these books as though they have feelings. Yes, I realize this isn’t normal. No, I don’t care. 🙂