Book Haul: June 21

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book haul in these parts so I thought hop back on the bandwagon! Since I’ll be attending ALA in about two weeks, I’m sure another Book Haul is just around the corner.

1. Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

Bobcat & Other Stories

Image   2. Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)


Inferno by Dan Brown

3. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel 4. Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer

Frances and Bernard


Frances and Bernard by Carlen Bauer

4. The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood * (Release Date: July 30, 2013)

The Wicked Girls

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

5. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic  by Emily Croy Barker* (Release Date: August 1, 2013)

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic


The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

What books have you bought recently that you look forward to reading?

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* indicates book that I was sent to review

Book Haul: July 11

Being in NYC where there are so many independent bookstores is really awful for my wallet! I can’t set foot in an indie bookstore and not buy something — supporting local is really important to me. Before you think that I just spend like a fiend, one great thing about indies is their sales! Most of the books I bought were deeply discounted. Here’s what I’ve bought recently:

        1. Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Milford (bought at Strand Books)

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        2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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        3. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie  (bought at Strand Books)

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        4. Advent by James Treadwell  (bought at Elm Street Books)

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Book Haul: BEA

Last Friday I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Book Expo of America here in New York City. Most of the major book publishers attend and attempt to sell their books to interested chains, bookstores, librarians and other industry professionals. This year was the first time they allowed non-professionals into the Expo and it was a bit chaotic. We were allowed in an hour after the event opened on its final day. The line was incredibly long and full of “Power Readers” who wanted to experience the event for themselves. As soon as the doors opened to us, many rushed around trying to gather as many ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) as they could. Though I was as excited as everyone else for free books, I felt that some of the “Power Readers” were rude to the publishers and their representatives. Rather than interacting many chose to reach behind the counters or interrupt  sales conversations just for a free book. How rude!

All of that is a long-winded introduction to my list of books I received in the last week:

The Diviners by Libba Bray
On Sale: September 17, 2012

I won’t lie. Libba Bray is one of my all-time favorite authors. I devoured her 
A Great and Terrible Beauty  series — it even played a huge part
in my senior prom! Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have an ARC
for this one!

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin
On Sale: September 11, 2012

The Last Policeman by Ben Winters
On Sale: July 10, 2012

Bared to You by Sylvia Day
One Sale Now

This one seems a lot like the much hyped Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
I met the author and got an autographed copy!

Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan
On Sale: November 6, 2012

The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards
On Sale: August 16, 2012

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Book Haul: June 7

I haven’t had time to update this feature in a while so I’m choosing my favorite galleys that have come in!  Again, please remember that I will review as I am able and if a book doesn’t interest me enough to finish there will not be a review posted.

The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code  (Sam Kean)
on sale 7/17/12

The Darkest Minds (Alexandra Bracken)

on sale 12/18/12

The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon’s Court (Michelle Moran)

on sale 9/14/12

(I am very excited for this title since her biography of Madame Tusssuad was incredible.)

The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns (Sasha Issenberg)

on sale 9/11/12

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Book Haul: May 1

This seems to be a busy week for publishers since I received a lot of galleys for review. Again, please remember that I will review as I am able and if a book doesn’t interest me enough to finish there will not be a review posted.

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Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wein)
on sale 5/15/12

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Drowned (Therese Bohman)
on sale 5/22/2012

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Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel

Timepiece (Myra McEntire)
on sale 6/12/2012

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The Hypnotist’s Love Story

The Hypnotist’s Love Story (Liane Moriarty)
on sale 6/14/2012

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The Malice of Fortune

The Malice of Fortune (Michael Ennis)
on sale 9/11/2012

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