My Reading Pile #76
This week not only did I get no books in the mail, but for five of the six mail delivery days I actually got no mail. So, I’m not sure what’s happening with the mailman. Especially as I was expecting one book in the mail this week.
Hopefully it will show up on Monday, because I think I’ll cry just a little bit if it’s lost.
Anyway, while I didn’t receive anything new to read in the mail, I am expecting quite a few books to land on my Kindle on Monday night. Two of which I just can’t wait to read. And so….
Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.
(August 26 – September 1, 2012)
First up on the pile is Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh. I’ve been waiting years for this book’s release and I don’t want to have to wait any longer than this week to read it. I almost cried when the release date was moved from January to August of this year.
I won’t talk too much more about this book since I very recently posted about it for my Book Watch post. But I want to find out just what’s going to happen with Isobel and Varen. I want to find out who this “Poe Toaster” is.
And I want to know more about this “ancient evil” who is “challenging [Isobel] for Varen’s affections.”
I can’t wait to finally pick this book up and get those long awaited answers. I can’t wait to dive back into this fascinating world within a world that the author created. And I can’t wait to see whether this ends happily, tragically or on a cliff.
Because I have no idea if there’s another book in the series. And I don’t want to find out until after I’ve read it.
Next up on the pile is The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton. This is another book I’ve been just dying to read. I fell in love with the simply gorgeous way the author writes when I read Blood Magic just a bit early last year.
And I was reminded, more recently, of just how stunning and enchanting and magical that writing is.
I cannot wait to get pulled back in by the author’s words. I cannot wait to meet new characters and perhaps get to see one or two that I already know. And I absolutely cannot wait to read this book that is described as being “[a] stunning blend of romance, horror and magic.”
From reading the description I just know that I’ll fall in love with this book and her characters, Mab and Will. I am anxious to see just why Mab’s practice of blood magic affects Will’s mind in the way it does. And I’m curious to find out what those secrets are that were kept from her.
But most of all I’m dying to find out if this “dark power” does manage to “break free from the earth” and if it does, what does that mean for the two of them.
I am definitely nervous….
Wishful Thinking reads:
I wish I could read Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. I took a look at the author’s favorite passages and quotes from this book on her stop today for the Authors ARE Rockstars Tour and I immediately and completely fell in love with that book.
Which of course means that I wish I could read it right now. Because I really, really want to. I love her main character’s voice. I love the brief peek I got of the author’s writing and I think it would absolutely be the perfect read for me right about now.
If only I had just a few hours to dive into this book… and if only wishes could come true.
Those left behind:
I just started reading OVER YOU, which I should definitely finish before I start this week’s reads because I won’t be getting them until late Monday. So, I’m not technically behind on last week’s reading pile. Of course, if this review I need to write takes longer than expected then I might fall just a little bit behind schedule.
But I did not quite get the chance to finish the other book I’d been reading last week, which was INBETWEEN. Though I did take a peek at the end….
Things have been just so hectic in real life and with my mind racing a mile a minute I just wasn’t able to sink into this book and connect with it in the way I’d wanted to. I found myself getting too easily distracted with the long list of “to do’s” I have in front of me instead of being able to escape in the book.
I have it pre-ordered, so I will give it another try when things are a little less crazy for me. But for right now I will be setting it aside and tackling – hopefully – one or two of those other review books I’m a bit behind on.
Though, chances are, that won’t happen. I have a feeling I will end up reading the books on the pile this week, because they’re both so highly anticipated for me that I don’t even think real life stress will cause me to lose focus. At least that’s what I’m hoping.
NetGalley Pile Adds:
I did not head over to NetGalley this week. Even I am not crazy enough to have added more required reads to the pile when I have so much going on in my life outside of blogging. Okay, maybe I am that crazy. But I wasn’t that crazy this week.
My attempts at becoming a more focused blogger are failing epically. I am barely able to focus long enough to put this post together as I’m thinking about those upcoming releases on Tuesday that I’m dying to read, the stack of books I’m sitting next to that I’ve paused to peruse more than once and the other random blog posts I’d like to be writing.
Yeah. Epic failure.
I did not start and finish one single book this week. No, starting doesn’t count. And I didn’t end up writing a review, either, for my tour stop on the Throne of Glass tour.
While I did manage to find a few more books to clear off the shelf, I wasn’t clearing them off because I’d read them. Which makes me just a wee bit sad. And even more envious of those who can read a bit faster or those who can’t but have a little more time to read than I do right now.
And instead of putting my blog My Reading Pile on hiatus for the month of September while I deal with some real-life issues, I came up with a new feature. Yep, totally brill.
Not. Even. Close.
I do have two wicked awesome books on the pile this week. And even though I didn’t receive the book I was hoping to receive in the mail, I think I’m actually a little bit happy as I wouldn’t have been able to read it this week even if it had arrived.
But although my mailman brought me no goodies, I hope you got some exciting books in the mail. Ones you’ve been dying to read. Ones that are a bit unexpected. Or ones you think of as old favorites.
And I hope, as always, that you have the happiest of reading weeks this week!
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?