I'm participating in The Story Siren's In My Mailbox and Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves today. Thanks for hosting Kristi and Tynga!
On the Blog This Week
Skip Beat vol. 8 by Yoshiki Nakamura
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit: When I’m Not Writing
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown: Author Interview
Books I Read This Week
-Ironically, I have not read any BEA books this week. I had several books I needed to catch up on first.
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
-Thanks to Netgalley!
Skip Beat vols. 10-13 by Yoshiki Nakamura
Afterschool Charisma vol. 1 by Kumiko Suekane
This is the first of several BEA Recaps that I plan on doing.
After the show closed on Thursday, I made an epic 2 hour journey with Kendra of Books Complete Me and Megan of Amethyst Daydreams to the gigantic post office by Penn Station.
I mailed most of my books off in a gigantic cardboard box previously used for toilet paper, which had been kindly donated to me by the drug store down the road.
I carried on about 14 books for the plane ride home – the ones I thought I’d die if I lost. As I suspected, this turned out to be a very smart idea.
When my books arrived on Friday, the box looked like this:
The twine and tape were added by the post office, not me. The box fell apart at some point during shipping and the post office packed it back together.
Unfortunately, several books were severely battered, with bent pages and covers. I’m stacking them under heavy books so they should reshape. Also, four to five books were lost in the process, which has been really disappointing. I’ve identified four so far: Black City by Elizabeth Richards, my second copy of Raven Boys (I had permission to take two), Venom by Fiona Paul, and a finished copy of The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson.
I know, I know. You’re thinking “Poor you – you came home with 71 books and you’re complaining that you lost a few, some of which you can’t even remember the titles?” First world problems here. But still, I hate the idea of losing any books. Especially my copy of The False Prince (I bought one to make up for it). It’s definitely good that I carried on so many books.
Here are photos of the books that did arrive safely home.
*****I’m marking stars by the books I’m most excited about.
-The grand total!
Skylark by Meagan Spooner (Signed)
Palladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
Beta by Rachel Cohn
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes ****
Return to Me by Justina Chen (formerly Headley) ****
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr ****
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole ****
Point of Origin by Amanda Havard (Signed)
Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
In A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
Scorch by Gina Damico
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce ****
The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ****
Skinny by Donna Cooner
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron (actual cover is much nicer)
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (better known as Maria of Sesame Street!)
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry****
Katana by Cole Gibson
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney
What Came From the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
The Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys ****
The Diviners by Libba Bray ****
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian ****
Son by Lois Lowry ****
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ****
Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas ****
The Turning by Francine Prose
Blessed by Tonya Hurley
Narc by Crissa-Jean Chappell
Daughter of Smoke and Smoke by Laini Taylor
Preview of Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – not the whole thing
Entice by Jessica Shirvington
Origin by Jessica Khoury (for Julie of My 5 Monkeys)
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (actually this is for younger readers)
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean (signed)
Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham (signed)
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (signed) ****
The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Taste of Home Baking
Peas and Thank You by Sarah Matheny **** (I already own this cookbook and love it. I spilled water on it so I was very excited to pick up a fresh copy. Check out Sarah’s blog: Peas and Thank You. It’s one of my favorites)
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson ****
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver ****
The Curiosities by Maggie Stievfater, Tessa Gratton, Brenna Yovanoff ****
The Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout ****
Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth ****
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund ****
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green ***********
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti ****
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Elemental by Emily White
Glass Heart by Amy Garvey
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ****
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys ****