Sunday, July 31, 2011

Month in Review: July '11

JULY '11

Books Read: 24

The Cove by Catherine Coulter (reread)
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Buzz Beaker vs. Dracula by Scott Nickel
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
Collaborative Quilting by Freddy Moran & Gwen Marston
There's a ZAMP in My LAMP! by Dr. Seuss
Red, Stop! Green, Go! by P.D. Eastman
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Magic Sewing Machine by Sunny Warner
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Spooky Touch-and-Feel by Roger Priddy
13 Rooms of Halloween by Price Stern Sloan
Haunted House by Roger Priddy
Halloween Lift-the-Flap by Roger Priddy
Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (reread, audiobook)
The Boy Who Painted Dragons by Demi
Jinnie Ghost by Jane Ray & Berlie Doherty
The 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (reread, audiobook)
Alien Tango by Gini Koch

Reviews
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong
Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn
Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
The Cove by Catherine Coulter
Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

My Week in Books (41)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books received for review

DARKNESS FALLS
(Immortal Beloved #2)
by Cate Tiernan
Publisher: Little, Brown
Source: Blogger trade
Release date: September 5, 2011

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?

 
Books bought

Oh, Borders. I will miss you. But that doesn't mean I won't mourn your downfall by taking advantage of some great sales.

. . . I may have also put my name down to buy some bookshelves.

American Vampire The Fallen: Demon (The Fallen, #2) Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, #3) Bloodlust (Nightshade, #2) Burning Darkness (Offspring, #4)

American Vampire by Jennifer Armintrout
Demon by Kristina Douglas
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Shadow Walker by Allyson James
Bloodlust by Michelle Rowen
Burning Darkness by Jaime Rush (a fantastic series!)

Pre-order arrivals

Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) Wolfsbane (Nightshade Series #2) Wildefire Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)

Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (review here)
Wildefire by Karsten Knight (review here)
The 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich (not pictured but adorable!)
Supernaturally by Kiersten White

What I read this week

Wolf at the Door (The Others, #1) City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) 

Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (reread, audiobook)
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (reread, audiobook)
Alien Tango by Gini Koch (LOVED)

Lots of kids' books this week too. I keep pulling them off the displays at work when I have a free moment!

The Boy Who Painted Dragons Jinnie Ghost The Robot Book Too Pickley! Pink Me Up    

The Boy Who Painted Dragons by Demi
Jinnie Ghost by Jane Ray & Berlie Doherty
The 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich
The Robot Book by Heather Brown (not pictured)
Too Pickley! by Jean Reidy
Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper

Llama Llama Mad at Mama The Sandwich Swap The Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Book Too Purpley! Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania Al Abdullah
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Finger Puppet Book by Eric Carle
Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

The Fallen: Demon (The Fallen, #2) Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved, #2)

Demon by Kristina Douglas
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Week in Books (40)

Credit for IMM goes to The Story Siren
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Books received for review


THE SHATTERING
by Karen Healey
Publisher: Little, Brown
Source: Blogger trade
Release date: September 5, 2011

"If you want to find out who murdered your brother, follow me."

Seventeen-year-old Keri likes to plan for every possibility. She knows what to do if she breaks an arm or gets caught in an earthquake or a fire. But she isn't prepared for her brother's suicide, and his death has left her shattered with grief. When her childhood friend Janna tells her that her death was a murder, not a suicide, Keri wants to believe her. After all, Janna's brother died under similar circumstances years ago, and she insists that a visiting tourist, Sione, who also lost a brother to apparent suicide, has helped her find some answers.

As the three dig deeper, disturbing facts begin to pile up: One boy is killed every year, all were older brothers, and all had spend New Year's eve in the idyllic town of Summerton. But when the teens' search for the serial killer takes an unexpected turn, suspicion is cast on those they trust the most.

As secrets shatter around them, can they save the next victim? Or will they become victims themselves?

Award-winning author Karen Healey (Guardian of the Dead) has created a story filled with suspense and horrror, spun with a unique magical twist, that will keep readers guessing until the final, thrilling pages.


Books bought





Alien Tango by Gini Koch
Alien in the Family by Gini Koch


I can't help myself with this series! My local Borders finally got book #2 back in stock, so I raced to grab up #s 2 and 3. :)


Pre-order arrivals


Rip Tide (Dark Life, #2) Dark Parties The Girl Is Murder Ripple


Rip Tide by Kat Falls (Aaah, so excited!!)
Dark Parties by Sara Grant
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard


Rebirth (Aftertime, #2) Dark Souls Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, #3)


Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield
Dark Souls by Paula Morris
Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink (The 1st book was SO GOOD!)


Lastly, a friend sent me her ARCs of . . .


Displacement The Big Crunch


Displacement by Thalia Chaltas
The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman


What I read this week


Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) The Scorpio Races The Magic Sewing Machine The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale Llama Llama Red Pajama


Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Magic Sewing Machine by Sunny Warner
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney


I also have a slight, completely inexplicable obsession with kids' Halloween books . . . even when Halloween is still months away.


Bright Baby Touch & Feel Spooky (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) 13 Rooms of Halloween Funny Faces Haunted House (Funny Faces) Halloween Lift-the-Flap Shadow Book (Lift the Flap Shadow Books) Halloween Night


Spooky by Roger Priddy
13 Rooms of Halloween illustrated by Saxton Moore
Haunted House by Roger Priddy
Halloween Lift-the-Flap Shadow Book by Roger Priddy
Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray


Books I started but haven't finished (yet!)

I start books as a reader's version of a nervous tick when I've got a big assignment (exam, whatever) coming up and am not quite sure how it's going to turn out. Strange, I know, but what can I say! Anyway, I turned in my paper late last night, so now that the hell is over these will all hopefully be finished next week.

Blood Magic (Blood Journals, #1)  City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) Wolf at the Door (The Others, #1) Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)


Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Alien Tango by Gini Koch
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (reread, audiobook)
Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead