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My Reading Pile #45

Yet again I’m missing books that were supposedly sent to me this past week. Apparently my mailman enjoys resting, eating lunch in our apartment’s leasing office lunchroom and all-around taking it easy rather than actually properly delivering mail.

And while I only got mail delivered one day this week – which included the two lovely books shown below – I also got a check for someone else in my mailbox, but sadly I couldn’t keep it. I may get something in the mail later today, but since I did receive something I didn’t want to wait to post this on Sunday.

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 these two ARCs of Glimmer and The Last Echo from a trade with another blogger. Yes, I may apparently have already traded for them, but it’s always good to have extras. Right? And maybe it means that I’ll be able to give one (or both) of them away.

I still haven’t been able to read books one and two in The Body Finder series, but I hope to do so in just a few weeks so that I can read this third book. And I’m excited to read Glimmer, because now that I actually read the description it has definitely piqued my interest.

I hope to read Glimmer fairly soon, but it’s not on the pile this week. So….

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

(January 22-January 28, 2012)

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First up on the pile is Dark Days by C.A. Kunz. I received a copy for review from the authors as I’m part of their book tour for its release. As my stop will be on January 26th, I plan on reading Dark Days this weekend, which will hopefully give me enough time to review it.

I recently read the first book in the series, The Childe, and I’m excited to get back into this world to see just how things are going for Cat. She was kind enough to answer all of my interview questions when she stopped by the blog last week, but she didn’t give me any insight into what was headed her way in Dark Days.

I’ve heard chatter that there is quite a bit more action and more will be revealed about the mystery surrounding Cat Colvin, so I am really curious to discover it for myself.

I’m sure this will be a quick read and I hope to devour it all on Sunday.

Next up on the pile is Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton. I requested and received an advance readers’ copy for review from the publisher, HarperTeen, and I’ve been dying to read it ever since. I’m so excited to finally have this on the pile. You have no idea.

I’ve said it a million times before, but I absolutely loved the angel story in this book. I loved Ellie and Cadan and Will. I loved the action and drama and suspense and danger that were all part of Ellie’s world.

Ellie is seriously one kick-a** Preliator and I can’t wait to continue her story. And I can’t wait… or maybe I can… to find out who betrays her.

If I hadn’t made so many promises in December and January, I would have read it the instant it showed up in my mailbox. I’m just glad I have the chance to read it now. Finally.

Wishful Thinking reads:

I would love to read Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink. It’s sitting there, nearly at the top of my review pile, and after this week’s reads I’ll be so close to finally getting the chance to read it. Though I would love to do it now.

I am also dying to read The Calling by Kelley Armstrong. I haven’t forgotten, even after all this time, just how torturous an ending that book had. I thought my ARC was missing pages, but apparently not, because I did confirm that my finished copy ended exactly the same way. So, I would love, love, love to read this book now.

Those left behind:

I didn’t technically leave anything behind from last week, but I did have to shift things around and add another book to the pile. So, I still have a few reviews to write, but I did end up having three books on the pile instead of the planned two. And I’m reading Exiled today, so I’ll easily finish it before I have to start on this week’s pile tomorrow.

I’d love to be able to write all three reviews on Saturday and then the review for Exiled on Sunday, but somehow I don’t think that will happen. But hopefully I’ll have my Hallowed review up on the blog by Tuesday and my Exiled review on Wednesday.

NetGalley Pile Adds:

I still have not yet heard back about the Carrie Jones book, but I did end up getting rejected for a Random House title. So, I have no new NetGalley adds this week, thankfully. Because I really want to finish reading Fugitives and I’m worried it will expire really, really soon.

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Even with all the craziness with the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge and the fact that I’ve had way too many deadlines this January, I still managed to carve out one evening this week where I almost completely ignored the blog and focused on not reading, not posting, not reviewing, not checking email, not Tweeting and not worrying. It was amazing. I actually got stuff done. I actually got to watch television. And I actually got some sleep.

While I plan on making this an all-reading weekend, unless I sneak out to go see Underworld, it was nice to have those four hours of my free time just for me.

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Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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