Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to the Library (and the Loot)

 (hosted by Marg of Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire of The Captive Reader)

I'm finally home from vacation (it's been quite a while since I wasn't living out of a suitcase, or at least it feels like it)!  Today is my first day back in my own library and I feel both happy and sad about it.  Going back to work is so hard, no matter where you work, I think.  Anywho, I'm also back in my local public libraries and checking things out again!  I really didn't get nearly enough of my review copies read to justify this, but I had a few books on hold that I simply don't want to wait for.  So, here they are:

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (yes, I'm probably the last to read this)
Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

And the books really piled up while I was gone (ok, not really, but I was pretty excited about them all the same...)
Matched by Ally Condie (I've really been dying to get my hands on this, so I was super excited that it came for me)
It's a Book by Lane Smith
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe

And, though I didn't get to visit any amazing bookstores while I was vacationing, I did stop by a for charity book sale and pick up a few books:
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
The Field Guide by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

And this list would not be complete without this delight, which I purchased (of course):
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
and which I just finished and am currently trying to figure out my reaction to.  I loved getting to hash out some thoughts and read others' over at Natasha's spoiler-ridden discussion of it. 

What did you get this week?

If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage


  1. I really wanted to read Matched myself. It looks and sounds like a great read! And I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on it :) Enjoy all of your loot!

  2. I haven't read Linger either!

    Enjoy your loot!

  3. I've never even heard of Linger, let alone read it!

    Enjoy your loot!

  4. samantha.1020, I was so excited to see it! Now I just have to exercise some restraint in not bumping it up to the top of my pile!

    Cat and Claire, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! And Claire, you should give Shiver, the book in the series before Linger, a shot!

  5. Absolutely loved The Day the Falls Stood Still. Hope you enjoy it as well. Also, add me to the list of those who hasn't read Linger (or Shiver) yet.

    Enjoy your loot!

  6. I want to read Linger, but haven't yet! And I WANT Mockingjay too, but it isn't out here yet! I am a Kelley Armstrong fangirl from way book, but I haven't read the YA series yet. I am just about to start Frostbitten.

    Enjoy your loot!


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