Saturday, October 04, 2008

This Week In Books Or It Only Gets Worse... Or Better Depending Who You Ask!

Wow... I think I felt better about myself when my weekly average was less than 10! The past two weeks it has been close to twenty! Got some good goodies this week though!

Monday: Hit the motherload today! From Bookmooch I got The Notebook Girls (which I was actually going to buy myself for my birthday but thankfully I found it this way, amazing) and The Adoration of Jenna Fox (which I hear is exceptional). I also got a review copy of North of Beautiful which I cannot wait to read. (Remember the Lookalikes post that features that book a few weeks ago? Since I first posted it several new covers have been added!)

A majority of my birthday Amazon order to myself also arrived today! Teach Me, which I had to get based on Reviewer X's review. I also got The Center of the Universe: Yep, that would be me, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, I Was A Teenage Popsicle, Not Quite What I Was Planning, and In Cod We Trust (which I just so happened to do some work on the dust jacket for SQUEAL!!)

Tuesday: nothing

Wednesday: nothing

Thursday: Wasn't going to go to the library book sale store but then I didn't feel like standing at the bus stop for twenty minutes so I went. I figured there would be nothing since they just had a big sale, but actually they had new stuff! I picked up Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, The Dewey Decimal System of Love (Librarian Chick Lit- heck yes), Mr Maybe and Shoot the Moon (which I've been hearing a lot about on the blogs lately!)

Friday: Broken arrived which I won from Dar's blog Peeking Between the Pages. Thanks Dar!

Saturday: I went to Borders looking for one specific book and if they didn't have it I was fine to leave I told myself, I would not need to buy anything. They didn't have it. But then, I saw it, freaking Bargain Sale! With good stuff! I picked up The Areas of My Expertise, Bright Lights, Big Ass (whoops there going my kid friendly blog rating, at least this won't get me an X rating like the book I bought a few weeks ago that I left out of the post) and Fargo Rock City (always wanted to read a Klosterman book!) In the mail arrived the tiny little book Arsenic Soup For Lovers (can you see it, it's so tiny)

I've been listening the the Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist soundtrack on repeat all afternoon and it is GOOD! 

Well that's my week in books, what was your like?


  1. I received an ARC of Triple Shot Bettys in Love from the awesome Jody Gehrman. A review copy of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver by Jenny Gardiner.

    Two books from PaperBackSwap. A paperback copy of Christy by Catherine Marshall (I have a 25th anniversary hardcover but I need the paperback for easier re-reading ;). Also, Listen for Rachel at the recommendation of my fellow blogger at The Chick Manifesto, Taren.

    I also received Twisted Sisters by Stephanie Hale which I won in a contest.

    So lots of books for me this week!

  2. My week in books was really good, especially after the dry one I had last week. I got 12 books, I think all together. Fourteen if you count the two my husband got which I will probably read too. :-) Fortunately most were free.

    It's really bad when I pout because no books came in the mail, isn't it?

  3. I got 14 books in the mail. And special ordered several copies of a certain book for a certain reason which will soon become clear...

    I think I'm going to get I Was A Teenage Popsicle next time I order from amazon.

  4. Wow looks like you got some great reads in that pile. I've had a hard time keeping track of where they all come from these days, particularly if I win contests. LOL I'm really bad about that.

  5. My week in books? I can't remember last Friday, much less last Monday. Hmmmm....I am better at looking ahead.

    Love your stack though! Great one!!

  6. amee- I looked up the Triple Shot Bettys in Love cover and it's so cute! I think the Twisted Sisters cover is cute too! Sounds like a good week of books for you!

    literary feline- Free is GOOD! No it's not bad to pout, you just get used to the awesomeness that is books in the mail! I got 3 today so I'm starting the week off right!

    lenore- NICE! I will have to watch for this certain reason....

    serena- I know it's hard to keep track of things! For review books I have a nice little list, besides that it's either bookmooch, something I bought myself or a contest.

    j. kaye- thanks j. kaye!

  7. Wow! You're going to be really busy! Good thing you like to read! ;)

    My Mailbox Monday post on the 13th will be a long one. I've already received 9 books this week. Thank goodness I like to read, too. LOL

    Looking forward to hearing what you think about The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Serena let me borrow her copy, and I hope to get to it soon.

    Happy Reading!


  8. Anna- I wish I could read a lot faster than I do...
    9 books and the week isn't over, high five!

    Happy Reading to you too!


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