My Reading Pile #80
I was super excited to get two total surprises in the mail this week. I had been expecting a couple books, but not the two that showed up at the post office waiting for me, so I’m totally stoked!
[Credit for mailbox sharing goes to TSS]
Thanks to Macmillan Audio I received an audiobook copy of BECAUSE IT IS MY BLOOD by Gabrielle Zevin for review. It was a total surprise but I’m so excited to listen to it. I received the audiobook of ALL THESE THINGS I’VE DONE last year and I absolutely loved both the story and the narrator and I can’t wait to see what happens in this next installment when I add it to the pile in a couple of weeks.
Thanks to Simon & Schuster and author Sarah Beth Durst I received a copy of VESSEL for review. I hadn’t realized one had been sent to me, though when speaking with the author during the Authors Are Rockstars Tour I may have mentioned just how much I was looking forward to reading VESSEL and would be more than happy to read it for review. But I wasn’t expecting one to just show up and I did purchase the eBook version on release date. But as this hardcover is just so gorgeous I will be reading the print copy I received for review.
As much as I want to listen to/read both of these amazing books right now, I do have a few books ahead of them on the pile, so…
Here is the book I have in my reading pile this week.
(September 23 – September 29, 2012)
As this is the week my location is changing I am only adding one book to the pile. Hopefully this is the last week of single reads for the rest of the year as I have much reading to catch up on. But for now I’m so excited to finally get to read QUARANTINE: THE LONERS by Lex Thomas.
I am participating in the blog tour for the book and was originally going to be posting a review for the tour, but received a much more exciting guest post instead. However, I still want to read this awesome sounding book. While I haven’t received the review copy just yet, I did decide to go ahead and purchase it for my Kindle so that I can read it sooner rather than later.
It just sounds so cool! I love that there was some kind of explosion that made the students of McKinley High infectious to adults and that they’re stuck in the school under military quarantine. The fact that the kids are trapped there and have to form gangs in order to survive sounds scary. And the idea that the main character, David, doesn’t have a gang to back him up sounds even more terrifying and dangerous.
I can’t wait to see what life is like for the students of McKinley High, to see just how “frighteningly dark and captivating” the story truly is and to see just how deadly the battles will be to stay alive.
Wishful Thinking reads:
I wish I could re-read SILVER by Talia Vance this week. I’ve been pining for that book ever since I finished it. The need for a re-read is not going away. I miss the characters and have been wondering just what I might have missed as I raced through it the first time.
I know I have a gazillion books to read for review, but as a reader I sometimes just want to read those books I make that instant connection with. And right now that happens to be SILVER. Of course I wish I could be reading the sequel, GOLD, but as that isn’t quite ready for release just yet, I’ll have to stick with book one.
Those left behind:
I am not behind on last week’s read of ASHES ON THE WAVES by Mary Lindsey. But as I am creating this post a little earlier than I normally would due to my life’s major upheaval, I haven’t finished it yet. But I will be done just in time to start this week’s read.
I haven’t had the chance to catch up on earlier reading piles or dive into a couple of the books I’ve been eyeing on my shelf, like the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda and Erasing Time by C.J. Hill. But hopefully I’ll be able to sneak them in later this week or early next week as they both sound awesome.
And hopefully when things get settled this week I’ll be able to sit down and write a few reviews. It feels very weird not to have read any review books lately, though I’ve recently read, and am reading, a total of four books that required not one review to be written.
NetGalley Pile Adds:
I’ve stayed hidden from NetGalley this week. I’ve almost managed to stay hidden from the internet altogether. So I’m glad that I didn’t end up scanning for potential review books during those brief times I was online, otherwise I’d feel incredibly guilty.
Work has been insane this week, and every evening I’m packing just a little more of my life away in preparation for moving day. Add to it the fact that I have been trying to get a few beta reads done and answer some rather difficult interview questions and I’m definitely feeling the squeeze.
I really hope this coming week will be nice and quiet, and that I’ll have a lot more time to read and blog. Because I’ve missed settling down with a book at the end of the day. And I miss connecting with the book blogging community in the evenings. Even if it is just to quietly stalk the timeline to see what’s going on.
But that’s just me. What about you? Has your reading pile grown since last week or have you managed to shrink it down just a bit?
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?