Archive for ‘Books I'm Excited About’

March 16, 2010

Which to purchase?

Does anyone else have trouble deciding what to purchase for books? I have access to 3 libraries and in an effort to keep my budget under control, I use them as much as possible. However, I’ve got 1 gift card to a bookstore, 1 25% off 1 item coupon. What should I purchase? The card has about $10 on it, so I’m thinking paperback.

Some Girls Are or Cracked Up to Be both by Courtney Summers, neither of which I have read yet.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, which just came out in paperback. I’ve read this one, but I borrowed it from  my library because I wanted the paperback. I loved it intensely & want to read it cover to cover a billion times.

or some other book that I haven’t mentioned?

Suggest one!

November 22, 2009

The Hunger Games/Catching Fire Fever…

I haz it.
I have badgered everyone I know into reading them. Evangelized to strangers in the doctor’s office waiting room. The only problem was, I didn’t have my own copies. I had borrowed them from my public library.

But now, a month after my birthday, I was belatedly gifted a copy of each.

So, now, am re-immersed in the stories. Which is exactly the way to spend Thanksgiving weekend!

(oh, and just so I don’t forget…I got 3 Elizabeth Scott novels: Bloom, Perfect You & Stealing Heaven. Just as awesome as Suzanne Collins’s books…I’d been wearing out my library’s copies of those books as well!)

My friends rock!

July 28, 2009

Books I’m Excited About

I was at my public library today. It was busy, which is awesome because I love my library and want to see them busy, but bad for me because I usually have the teen section to myself because of the academic calendar. I managed to grab the following  titles by authors I have been meaning to read:

Keys to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson
Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
and…a book by an author who I’d never heard of before:  All We Know of Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Can’t wait to get reading ! I’m a bit bogged down by class work right now but I’m definitely making time…and it is almost time for my two-week vacation, which will bring tons of reading time. And lots(lots!) of joy.