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My Reading Pile #78

I didn’t get any books in the mail this week. Well, none by the time I created this post, anyway. While I usually write these on Friday night or Saturday morning I’ve been trying to schedule a few posts in advance so as to lighten the load for next week’s BBAW event and for my impending change of scenery.

And as I’ll be in transit for the next few weeks, I will probably not be checking mail either. So I may have this “no books” photo up for a few of these posts. Although I am expecting something by FedEx next week….

Sadly, though, the one book I was hoping for – Everbound – will likely not be arriving. As it was sent over three weeks ago, I’m going to call that one permanently MIA. But even though I didn’t receive anything in the mail this week, I do still plan on reading.

So….

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

(September 9 – September 15, 2012)

As I am beta reading a book this week, I’m only adding one book to the pile. A book I really, really hope to read because I’m a huge fan of the author and can’t wait to meet her new characters. Oh, I guess I should mention that book is Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

When I first learned of this new book months ago I was desperate to get an early copy. And I was so psyched when it showed up in the mail. I was so very sure there would be begging on hands and knees. Maybe even a few tears involved. Luckily I had to do neither. But I would have for this book.

I can’t wait to meet Ember McWilliams. I love that the description starts right off with the line, “[d]ying sucks….” It totally grabbed my attention and made me want to find out how a girl who was already dead could possibly be cursed. Then the description mentioned she was brought back from the dead and now everything she touches dies, so I had my answer.

But I wanted to know more. How could Ember possibly go through life with a touch that kills? How could she even survive high school with such a curse? And how could she possibly resist touching Hayden Cromwell? Well, I can’t wait to find out if she does. And I can’t wait to find out what happens if she doesn’t.

I am also curious – and a little bit creeped out – to find out more about Hayden’s father. Unless he’s collecting children like the dude in X-Men, I don’t know that he’s someone I want to get to know too well. But I am curious.

I really, really hope I can squeeze in some time to read Cursed this week. But if not, it will be at the top of the pile next week, because I have been dying to read this for ages. It is written by Jennifer L. Armentrout after all, she hasn’t yet penned a story that I haven’t fallen in love with, and I can’t imagine that changing for this new book.

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Wishful Thinking reads:

My wishful thinking read is The Archived by Victoria Schwab. After hearing so many amazing things about it, and discovering that I do own a copy, I am desperate to dive right in. I mean, that description… “Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.” Oh my gosh! How gorgeous is that?

And how creepy? And it gets even better as you read on.

Oh yes I really wish I had a few days to sneak this one in. I want to feel haunted by a book. And this one sounds like it will do just that.

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Those left behind:

I still did not get the chance to add ENSHADOWED or THE BLOOD KEEPER back onto the pile. I did finish reading the SEKRIT book I was reading, which was so freaking amazing I just have no words. And I am now happily tucked into STARLING once again. So last week’s pile wasn’t a “left behind” pile, except for that review….

But I’m desperate to read both those other books – and RIFT – which I carry with me everywhere. I just need to find a few hours in my day. Which doesn’t seem possible for the next few weeks. With work taking up all of my days and nights and sleep taking up just that little bit I have left, I haven’t had much time to disappear into a book.

And now with this move, I hope I don’t have to go on a reading hiatus for the next few weeks. Because then I’ll not only lose the opportunity to escape into some amazing books, but I’ll probably lose what remains of my sanity.

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NetGalley Pile Adds:

Nothing new was added to my Kindle from NetGalley this week. thankfully. Though I did find myself taking a look around when I posted my review for Throne of Glass. Fortunately my wifi went out and I lost connectivity as I’m sure I would have discovered something.

I am super nervous and excited about having a book to beta read this week. While I’ve been reading a few books early over the past year, most of them weren’t official beta reads, so I didn’t have to turn into critical, harsh me. But now I do. And I am deathly afraid of just how my feedback will be taken.

And as I will be reading it on my computer, I won’t be able to connect with it in quite the same way as I might if I were to print it or read it on my eReader, so that is making me super nervous too. Of course it doesn’t help with the fact that my brain is scattered in a million different directions with real life stuff….

Anyway, I am sure all will be well and that it will all go very smoothly. And then I’ll get a chance to dive into Cursed.

Though right now I’m staring at my eReader wishing I could just get lost for the next few weeks in a dark and gritty paranormal series of the non-YA variety.

But what about you? Do you have a pile of books that you are dying to get lost in? Or are there review books demanding your attention? And….

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Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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