My Reading Pile #71
I didn’t technically get any books to read this week, but what I did get was a giant box of awesome from Rachel Vincent. I’d sent all the books for the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge to be signed and I got them back this week. So I had to share a picture of the awesome. And yes, I had a book of my own signed, too.
And I knew that the author was going to be signing some gorgeous postcards, but I didn’t know how gorgeous they’d be.
I’m in love…. There are no other words…. I am truly and utterly speechless.
And these are the books I got back…. Yes, they are all signed. And while the bottom two extras were ones I knew would be included, I believe the author added three more copies of Before I Wake to the box. Sooooo awesome.
[After cross-checking with my original photo, yes, there are three extra copies of Before I Wake in this pile.]
Well, while these books aren’t – mostly – technically for me and they aren’t books to read for review, I now want to start reading this series all over again. But I should probably read this book instead….
Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.
(July 22 – July 28, 2012)
Once again I’m only adding one book to the pile. The tour has taken up all my free time and so I haven’t read in weeks. So I definitely have a lot of catching up to do. Including with this book, which has made it back on the pile this week.
I’d started reading Onyx a few weeks ago and had to put it down to get other things done. Well I’m picking it back up. Because all this talk about Daemon Black has made me pretty desperate to find out more…. About him, of course…. Oh, and the story too!
And as I’ve gone into detail a couple times before – in my Teasers post and in a previous Reading Pile post, I won’t blather on again. But I am desperate to see Daemon torment Katy. And I am nervously anticipating the torture the author will put me through with this book.
I can’t wait to finally see what happens in Onyx and just how this book in the series ends. I’m really and truly hoping the cliff is not too big. But I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was.
Wishful Thinking reads:
I want to read lots and lots of books that I don’t even have in my possession. One of those of course being Biting Cold by Chloe Neill. But fortunately for me the wait ends soon as it comes out next month. And then there is Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh. A book I’ve been waiting a lifetime for. And I would love for the wait to be over.
But I have to say Unraveled by Elizabeth Norris is my wishful thinking read this week. I’ve heard so many awesome things about it, and hearing from fans of the book made me want to grab the ARC off my shelf or download the finished eBook onto my Kindle this week. With a couple review books to catch up on, I doubt I’ll be able to, but I really, really wish I could.
Those left behind:
Everything. From last week and the week before and possibly the week before that. Though I’m taking Ten with me this weekend because I can’t wait to read it. And of course I’ll have all of my books with me on my Kindle, so who knows what other missed read I might be able to sneak in this week.
I am ever hopeful….
NetGalley Pile Adds:
I didn’t get any new books from NetGalley this week. I’ve been good. Though I know I’m missing out on the awesome. But it’s better this way. Especially since I haven’t read a thing in weeks. Weeks!
What’s my excuse this week? Planning an event with my co-hosts that was supposed to be great and ended up being epic.
A month of authors was more than I’d ever hoped for in our Authors Are Rockstars Tour. I never anticipated we’d get 31 let alone 88 authors on tour. But that’s what happened. And I’m beyond belief happy. But it takes much more work putting together an event of 88 versus one of 31. Especially when there are… how shall we say… “glitches.”
And so I haven’t read at all this week as the event planning took all my free time. Every last second of it. But the majority of the work is done. For now. At least until the tour starts. So I’m hoping to catch up on my reads. And maybe write a review or two.
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?