A little bit quieter of a week.. I’m trying to not request/buy/etc too many books before I can catch up on all the ones I need/want to read! It’s getting out of hand! I’ve been seeing a few posts lately about book haul memes and how some see it as “braggy”.. to be honest, that caught me by surprise because I never saw them in this way. I’ve discovered so many new reads to check out from the weekly book haul posts and for the record, I certainly post in that same respect.. to share what I’ve received/discovered that week and not intended to show off. I’ve definitely spent more money buying books that I’ve discovered from book haul posts than I did before blogging! (And that was already a lot!)
I noticed that a lot of other people do “Clock Rewinders” to showcase what was posted in the past week.. also an interesting meme and one that I seemingly have been doing since I link back to my past week’s posts anyway, just not officially calling it that!
So on that note.. a few things to share with you this week!
- Swoon-Worth Sundays last week featured Shane West
- My review of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The new book by Chris Colfer is what I’m Waiting on this past Wednesday
- A new Just a Lil’ Lost webcomic
- The mystery of my missing belt solved by a Random Act of Kindness!
- and….. please check out the girl-geek blog Paper Droids! (Of which I am now one of the new entertainment contributors!)
- I’m only 14 away from 300 likes on my Facebook page! I did a giveaway when I hit 200, so I think I’m going to start planning for the 300th one when I get there
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger <– ARC for read & review from publisher. Admittedly it was the cover that first drew me in. What a STRIKING visual. The story sounds really interesting too!
The Boy: A Novel by Lara Santoro <– ARC for read & review from publisher. It sounds pretty good.. the premise reminds me of a darker version of a bit of a book I read a while ago called The Younger Man.
Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge <– eARC for read & review from publisher. I haven’t actually read any books by Patterson, and the Eiffel Tower is what caught my eye but OMG this book sounds fantastic! Terrorists that are animals?? Crazy premise!
The Diviners by Libba Bray <– eARC for read & review from publisher. I read A Great and Terrible Beauty when it first came out and didn’t care for it.. but I’ve heard such great things about both that book and this author, so I’m excited to give this book with an interesting story a shot!
While I didn’t buy any books this week, I DID purchase my 4-day pass for next weekend’s Fan Expo!! (It’s like “Comic-Con North” :P) Also picked up my “ticket” for the photo-op section with the one and only Gillian Anderson! <3 X-Files so I’m really excited about meeting her. I also wanted to get the photo-op ticket for Sam Trammell (Sam from True Blood) but for some reason it wasn’t updated on their online pre-buy site so I’m going to have to chance it and get it the day of… He’s the one person I FOR SURE want to see.. was bummed last year that I missed Fan Expo (well, because I was going to NYC – to be fair) but he ended up cancelling anyway, so this is my second chance! (Last year also had Tom Felton!! GAH.)
Other guests that are going to be there that I’m excited to see include Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette from True Blood), James Marsters (Spike from Buffy/Angel) and a bunch of others! Be sure to look out for my recaps next week of the weekend
What did you get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out too!
Thanks for stopping by!