So the Lenten season is upon us and some people use this as an opportunity to give up or abstain from something. One of the things I'm trying to do is to curb my blogger jealousy and book acquisitions. Thus I will not be requesting any books from Netgalley, Edelweiss, or publishers directly during this period. I will not put any books on hold at the library or pick any up while browsing. I will not buy any books. My hope for this period is to focus less on trying to keep up with the newest hottest releases and more on reading the many amazing looking books I have already acquired. Ideally I would also be less jealous of other bloggers and more appreciative of my own many blessings.
Keep in mind, this all came BEFORE Lent started on the 13th
I was the happy recipient of some excellent books this week. First I received a package from Penguin featuring:
Five Summers by Una LaMarche
All I Need by Susane Colasanti
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
While I'm excited about all of these, Dessen has a special place in my heart as an author that I also got my sister to love so that's something for us to share :)
E-galleys I received through Netgalley and Edelweiss; I just want to give them some publicity:
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig
Battleship by Dorothy Ours
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Fault Line by Christa Desir
The Vow by Jessica Martinez
Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
Reboot by Amy Tinera
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Reviews will be posted closer to the release date (I always say no more than thirty days before). But you can see why I had a really good week :)
I have been on a hot streak for reading although not every book has been a hit (friend me on goodreads for up to date status updates on what I'm reading). Unfortunately I haven't felt much like writing reviews. I feel like I am either:
a. Wanting to read but not to blog
b. Wanting to blog but not to read
c. Wanting to neither read nor blog
Very rarely do I want to read AND blog-why is that? That is the state of mind I would most prefer. I'm planning to put in some quality time today with my blog though. I also have tomorrow off (Presidents Day-yay) and will use that time to do some work too.
|My fave president, an inspiration for my blog|
First up is Kiersten White's new book, Mind Games, a very big change from her Paranormalcy series.
Tuesday's review is Also Known As by Robin Benway, very much like Ally Carter's Heist Society but with its own unique voice.
Wednesday is The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman and then Thursday is The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist-I really love that both books have "girl" in the title but they are very distinct titles.
Friday is The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington whose Clarity I enjoyed.
And then Saturday is something completely different: an adult historical novel Iscariot by Tosca Lee about the most famous traitor in history.