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My Reading Pile #55

I went a little trade crazy lately. Some of those books showed up in my mailbox this week and I hope the rest will show up next week. I have a seriously difficult time saying no. Even if I know I won’t be able to read the book, I have high hopes.

While many choose to go on book buying bans, I may have to try that out with trades. Anyway….

As I am sharing what I received in my mailbox this week, I’m giving credit to Kristi at The Story Siren who came up with the idea of sharing what’s in her mailbox each week.

I received all the books in my mailbox this week from a trade with another blogger. Two are already spoken for – The Girl in the Clockwork Collar I offered up for giveaway and Timepiece I traded for specifically to pass along to Jaime of Two Chicks On Books since I haven’t yet read Hourglass.

I am hoping to read The Immortal Rules before release, which is also on NetGalley and which I know I dupli-traded with another blogger for a copy, but I haven’t yet received it.

And I am excited to read Arise to see where the story is headed, so I’m hoping things quiet down in May so that I get the chance.

As I haven’t read the first book in the A Need So Beautiful series I am hoping I’ll have time to read it and this sequel before release. I’ve heard the first book was amazing. Ah, hope….

And in addition to the first pile of awesome, I received – on loan – an ARC of Shine from Patricia and Jaime of Two Chicks On Books. I am hoping to get to read it next week or I will have to pass it along to the next person on the list. I am not looking forward to yet another series ending book, but I’m told this is a great ending to the series.

And they also sent me some lovely swag. I especially like the validation sticker that says that it’s okay to read YA!

And last, but definitely not least, I received this wonderful Sweet Evil swag from author Wendy Higgins. And yes, it’s all signed. One of the bookmarks is for me, along with the mini and the rest I will be giving away along with five copies of Sweet Evil that I will be pre-ordering in April. These bookmarks are absolutely gorgeous as is Kaidan Rowe who is a character that everyone just has to meet.

While none of the books I received this week are going on my reading pile…

Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

(April 1 – April 7, 2012)


First up on the pile is Return to Eden by G.P. Ching. I received an eARC from the author in anticipation of the Return to Eden blog tour I’ll be participating in next week. I actually started reading it so I should finish it tomorrow and possibly have some time this week to catch up on a few missed reads from previous weeks.

I am sad to see the trilogy end. I’ve loved getting to know the characters in the author’s The Soulkeepers series. With each book the action gets ratcheted up a level. Plus, each story is told from a different character’s point of view, making each peek into the world a completely new experience.

In this final book in the series it’s Dr. Silva’s turn. And I can’t wait to find out if she’ll have a happy or tragic ending to her story. Plus, I am dying to find out just what has been going on with Jacob and Malini and exactly what happened after that new development at the end of Weaving Destiny.

I am such a huge fan of the series and the author and I am seriously hoping that this series won’t end with me in tears….

Next up on the pile is Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin. After creating my post yesterday it has absolutely been calling to me and I just had to put this book back on the pile this week. I had hoped to read it a few weeks ago but ran out of time, but I just can’t wait anymore.

I won’t ramble on endlessly about how amazing this book sounds – as I just did that yesterday – but it does. And I can’t wait to enter this plague-ridden world and meet Araby, Elliott and Will. I can’t wait to experience just what life is like in the Debauchery Club. And I can’t wait to find out who the Red Death will claim.

Yes, there are a lot of things I can’t do when it comes to this book. But I can – and will – read it this week no matter what.

Wishful Thinking reads:

I would love to read Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock. It was one of the books I was going to request, but then received a copy through a trade. I am curious to see how the werewolf aspect factors in, but it also sounds like a great murder mystery and I love trying to puzzle those out.

I’m sure I won’t get a chance to read it this week, but I am definitely wishing I could.

Those left behind:

I’m falling even further behind. But only because I’ve been having some vision issues which kept me from reading or blogging as much as I’d have liked this past week. So, I still have to finish last week’s reads which I’ve started reading, but had to set aside.

And I still have to catch up on The Hunger Games trilogy as I’ll be reading The Girl Who Was On Fire next week.

I did finish reading Forgiven from the previous week, though I still have to write my review. And I am about halfway through The Hunger Games, though I did end up seeing the movie which has completely changed the reading experience.

NetGalley Pile Adds:

I did not request any new books on NetGalley this week which is a really good thing because I’m so far behind. But I just know that if I were to take a peek there would be a ton of really amazing titles worth requesting….


I feel like a seriously terrible blogger as I have been somewhat absent from blogging and reading this past week because of the eye issues. And I’ve been staying off the computer – and my phone – as much as possible to see if that helps.

But a week with hardly any reading or blogging has been utterly torturous so I plan on getting back to it this week. And possibly catching up on all those unread email waiting for me….


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

11 Responses to “My Reading Pile #55”

  1. Shellie says:

    How awesome! I’ve had my eye on Masque of Red Death for soooo long! I’m currently reading Sweet Evil and am loving it! I see you got A Want so Wicked, another I can’t wait to get my hands on and I love the cover. You had a great week!
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

  2. Ana Lucía says:

    WOW!!! I hope you can read The Immortal Rules soon! I’m dying to read it. Same with Masque of the Red Death, someone told me is “Dark, gothic and romantic!” So unique…again, dying to read it.

    But what I can NOT believe is the second picture of this post, you are going to read freakin Shine!!!!!!! O_O I know I say this all the time, but I’m genuinely jealous this time, OMG! I wanted to read Shine the second I finished Shift…!! Lucky, lucky indeed. *dies*

    And all those bookmarks are beautiful! The Sweet Evil torture continues: Reviews, the hype on twitter and now beautiful bookmarks. *sigh* That sticker is awesome, validation sticker haha.

    I hope you can read more this week 🙂 You finished Forgiven yay! Can’t wait for your review 😀

  3. Wow you got some great books this week. I want want want Clockwork collar, I can’t wait for that one!

  4. Caitlin says:

    I hope your eye issues clear up!! You got great books this week and I hope you manage to read Masque of the Red Death!! This week I plan to read Pure by Jennifer Armentrout which I’ve been waiting for for AGES and maybe a re-read of The Hunger Games…

    The Cait Files

  5. ~sighs~
    First of all…I was just ~this close~ to freak out, because I wasn’t seeing any normal-scheduled posts over here *___* I literally was worried…so it’s good to at least know that you’re~partially~okay T____T
    OH NO!! EYE ISSUES ARE THE WORST!! IF you don’t get any better, please go see~no pun intended~ the doctor!!!!!!!!!! I was having some too…but I’m using some eye-drop something…
    Anyway~hope you get better NOW~
    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG The Immortal RULES? SAY NO MORE ~sobs~ Hope you DO get to read it before release day and let me know if it’s as good as it looks!!!
    AND still…I haven’t read anything by Jeri Smith-Ready T___________T and you’ve said so many good things about her books PLUS she answers my tweets and I always squeal when that happens *-* one of the authors I love without having read their book hehehe
    Finally!!!!! YEYYYYYYY~throws digital confetti~
    This deserves a party hehehe, jk, I’m ready for your review…I haven’t read any of the reviews I’ve seen posted on blogs so far AND I still won’t…I’ll only read yours *________* plus one(if she gets to read it) I’m so excited is not even normal!

    Don’t feel bad, you’ve been great, though I tell you again…I was worried *_* first thing that came to mind was that you had a lot of work or anything work related but again………..Hope you get well soon XD

    And that’s it for me…
    Your #1 stalker……….
    ME 😉

  6. completely forgot to tell you how much I LOVE the Sweet Evil swag pack T___________T are they as freak-out-ISH as they look on the picture? *_______* say yes *-*

  7. Ahh, I love your mailbox this week!!! 😀 Love all the ARCs you received, really excited to read them! And I’m esp. drooling over the Sweet Evil swag- that book has one of the prettiest covers ever!

  8. Great haul! I want to read The Immortal Rules and Sweet Evil.

    This week I´m going to read Switched by Amanda Hocking and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.
    Enjoy your books.
    My IMM

  9. You are a SUPER FABULOUS book blogger! What’s happened to your eye doll??? Feel better! *HUGS*

  10. Nina Reads says:

    I am also planning on reading Masque of Red Death and Hemlock this week:)

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