Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bad Bloggers - Take Four Part Two

Okay, so all of my library holds seem to be coming in this week... I just got the pile down, too! If I could stay off the library website, all would be well... But, at least I am not spending money, right?

Anyway, so I got:

Picked up on Tuesday:

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece - I read it already. Iliana gets the blame.

and Extras by Scott Westerfeld - I am continuing with my theme of blaming this series on Carl. I am looking forward to seeing what happens with these books. Especially since Specials was supposed to be the last book, so you would think it would have a satisfying ending. There is a book about the books, too, which I will read eventually. As to Westerfeld's writing, though, I will probably take a little break and then I want to read Peeps. (I read Specials. Review forth-coming.)

Laika by Nick Abadzis - Nymeth gets the blame for this one. I don't know if she is the original reason, but she mentioned it on Iliana's blog and I figured it was about time I moved it up the wish list! (Finished. Review forth-coming.)

Being Picked up on Thursday:

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin - Another point for Nymeth.

The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block. I can't remember who read this author, but I went to look up the book they had read and thought this one looked interesting. (I need to write things down!)

X/1999. Volume 2, Overture by Clamp - Chris recommended this series to me. It figures book two would come in before book 1... That annoys me!

Shattered by Eric Walters - Recommended by Rachel. She gave me a long list of books, so she is going to be having a point collecting spree. (Maybe if you go comment on her blog she will post because it doesn't look like she has posted since December. Slacker!)

The Blooding of Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys - Rachel informed that I HAD to read this book right now. I had been planning to read this series eventually, so why not now!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner - I have wanted to read this book forever! Something always keeps me from getting to it, so I finally get to read it! Avid Reader (Keishon) is to blame.

Ahem, so I was writing this post before I went to the library... And, well, more books came in while I was writing it... (I check online.)

Montmorency : thief, liar, gentleman? by Eleanor Updale - Rachel again.

Dust by Arthur Slade - Rachel... (Although, it was a given because I loved Jolted) Oh, and I love Rachel, too, of course. I send one message and get like 15 book recommendations. Isn't she great? The library is probably thinking so right about now... ha ha!

Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block - I don't know. Anyone think it was them?

I REALLY need to write some reviews, eh? I am so beyond behind at this point... (Omg, I read 30 books this month. That's more than a book a day! Where did I find the time for that...) Man, I am 15 reviews behind. Maybe I shouldn't read anymore books for February... Says the person that was so happy she was bringing five books back to the library, but who is now picking up at least 9 more... Go me!

Speaking of the library... Debi read Rose by Jeff Smith (Yes, Debi, you will be getting a point when it comes in!), so I got to thinking I wouldn't mind reading Bones. I was number 22 on the waiting list... Now, does that not sound like a good call on getting more than one copy of the book? That's just crazy! So, I decided to get Rose and I will have to buy Bones one of these days.


  1. Uh yeah, I'm agreeing the library could do with a few more copies of Bone there. I really need to read some Westerfeld...even though Annie has the Uglies series, I think I really want to start with Peeps. Nothing like making it difficult on myself, huh? But after Nymeth's review, I just can't resist! I hope you like The Rose and the Beast...I read it last year and really loved it. Some stories more than others, but overall I thought it was fabulous! You've got quite a wonderful pile of reading ahead of you there, don't you? I predict at least 40 books conquered in March. (For you, obviously...for me, I'll be happy with 4.)

  2. Debi: Yeah, the Bones waiting list is crazy! That was for the first two volumes, too. I don't have that much patience! It would be the end of the year before I got a copy... Westerfeld is really good. As soon as I finish Extras I am aiming for Peeps. Nymeth did do a really good review of it, so I hope to get to it soon! I might have to take a little break in between, though. I think it is a duology, isn't it? That's great you liked The Rose and the Beast. It was mostly an impulse selection! Yeah, I have 15 books out from the library... I hope to have a lot of time to read this weekend and get the pile down! As to reading 40 books... Have to see, I guess! I will lose steam eventually. That's just how I am!

  3. Isn't that funny how sometimes you get a whack of books come in all at once! I picked my holds up last night and now I'm thinking I need to stay off the library site... but I did go place a hold on Life Sucks, it looks great :)

    And fantastic job on the reading wow 30 books! I'll be lucky to hit 10 this month.

  4. Anonymous12:15 AM

    Why is it that it seems like library holds all seem to come in at the same time? And it always seems to be when I have a pile of other books I'm supposed to review.

    I didn't care for Peeps as much as the Uglies trilogy though. I have Extras in my library pile but haven't gotten to it yet and I have a couple more books that came into the library.

  5. Joanne: Yeah, it had been really quiet and I was keeping the pile down and then all of sudden it was book central! I am hoping to have some time to read on Saturday and Sunday to get the pile back down again...

    Debbie: I will have to see what I think of Peeps. I have Extras here to read, but I have read a lot of Westerfeld pretty much in a row. Should take a little break. Not like I don't have plenty of other books to choose from!

  6. Awesome loot! I read Psyche in a Dress last year, but it was around the time you weren't online much, so I won't try to claim a point for it :P I also read The Rose and the Beast, but in my pre-blogging days. I enjoyed it a lot, though!

    Powers! Did you hear that it got nominated for a Nebula? I so hope it wins.

    PS: Peeps has a sort of sequel, The Last Days, but from what I hear both work as stand alones. So I guess it's more of a companion book.

  7. LOL! Look at how many of those are from Rachel! :) She's certainly got the knack for recommending good books. :)

    I read and reviewed Psyche in a Dress but that was over a year ago, so I don't think I'm the cause for that one.

    There are a lot of good looking books on there. Can't wait to hear what you think of them all.

  8. Nymeth: Yeah, I don't know where I heard of Psyche in a Dress anymore. I thought it was recent, but now I am not sure! I browse blogs and read comments, so it could've came from just about anywhere. I am looking forward to The Rose and the Beast. It looks good!

    That's awesome about Powers! I hope to read it within the next week or so. I am sort of stalling to wait for Chris to finish Voices.

    I requested Peeps from the library... I figure by the time it comes in I will likely have Extras read...

    Court: Isn't Rachel great? And those are just the ones that came in. There were a lot more that I am still waiting for.

  9. That Nymeth is a bad blogger indeed :)

    I have Laika waiting for me at the library and also Crank which you recommended so I can't wait to pick those up!

  10. Iliana: Yes, Nymeth is a bad blogger. :)

    I hope you enjoy both Laika and Crank. I have read and enjoyed both of them now.


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