On Friday, I woke up to about 7 spam comments that made it through blogger's spam filter and were actually posted. I promptly deleted them and changed my settings so that anonymous comments are no longer allowed. I hope this is not a problem for you; if you ever experience problems commenting, please email or tweet me (@bookworm1858). I don't want to have to moderate and I HATE Captcha so I hope this will be effective.
Books Received (this includes last week):
From Jen Ryland/YA Romantics-thanks Jen!Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed-supposed to be very much like Downton Abbey so I expect to love this.
From Amazon Vine:The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd-Gothic thriller that is an update of a classic story? Sign me up!
Mind Games by Kiersten White: So excited about this one! I enjoyed White's Paranormalcy trilogy and am thrilled to have gotten an early copy of her newest.
I will also be receiving The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan and The Namesake by Steven Parlato through Amazon Vine.
Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out by Stephan Pastis-I love the Pearls Before Swine treasuries as Pastis includes special comments just for them. Plus these strips are a few years old so I don't really remember reading them initially.
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin-the amazing second book in the Birthright trilogy
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy-I have big plans for Tolstoy in 2013; check back tomorrow to find out more.
Plus I received some Barnes and Noble gift cards. Currently I am eying a gorgeous annotated Emma but haven't made my decision yet.
Week to Come:
-Later today I'm posting about my favorite books from 2012 (with the caveat that I'm still planning to read a few more books; if any of those make the favorite list, I'll mention it.)
-Tomorrow I'll be posting 2013 plans and goals
-Tuesday will be the wrap-up of 2013 with stats
Then we return to reviews for the rest of the week:
Wednesday, January 2, The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen: Adult Historical Christian Romance
Thursday, January 3, The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne: Adult Christian Non-Fiction, a birthday present from one of my best friends
Friday, January 4, Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan: YA Historical Fantastical
Saturday, January 5, Just One Day by Gayle Forman: YA Contemporary
What are you up to this week? Are you ready for 2013?