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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (19)

A Reader of Fictions

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

On My New Arrivals Shelf (19)

It's that time again! I've got a ton o' things to show you this week, because a bunch of stuff arrived and I had a busy day at Decatur Book Festival yesterday. :D I love your faces.



Bloggers Mentioned:

For Review:
Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) - Amanda Carlson
Luther: The Calling - Neil Cross
Middle Ground (Awaken #2) - Katie Kacvinsky

How Lucky You Are - Kristyn Kusek Lewis (unsolicited)
Murder in the Rue Dumas (Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal Mysteries #2) - M.L. Longworth

Gifted:

Won:
This Dark Earth - John Hornor Jacobs
False Memory (False Memory #1) - Dan Krokos
Romeo Spikes - Joanne Reay

Purchased:
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) - Shannon Hale
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori #1) - Lian Hearn
Every Day - David Levithan

Previously Owned Books I Got Signed:
The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern #1) - Shannon Hale
Enna Burning (Books of Bayern #2) - Shannon Hale
River Secrets (Books of Bayern #3) - Shannon Hale
Princess Academy (Princess Academy #1) - Shannon Hale
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) - Shannon Hale

Shadowland (The Mediator #1) - Meg Cabot
Ninth Key (The Mediator #2) - Meg Cabot
Reunion (The Mediator #3) - Meg Cabot
Darkest Hour (The Mediator #4) - Meg Cabot
Haunted (The Mediator #5) - Meg Cabot
Twilight (The Mediator #6) - Meg Cabot

Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan

NetGalley:
Only Superhuman - Christopher L. Bennett
Diverse Energies - Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti, eds.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

I'm really wanting to read Across the Nightingale Floor soon. Sounds like an amazing series and I love all things Japan.

Also, I really want a copy of False Memory too. Probably gonna buy that one soon if I don't win a copy.

Sounds like you had an awesome week! Holy book!

September 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Christy Maurer said...

I'm so jealous of you getting to go to the book festival! I wish we'd have one around me in Ohio. There was one in Columbus that my daughter had wanted me to take her to, but my car was not good at the time! Thankfully, we got a new van :)

September 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger roro said...

enjoy all . really want a copy of False Memory too.

September 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

YAY! BOOK FESTIVALS! BOOK SIGNINGS!!
If only authors would come to Hawaii...*tears*

David Levithan's signature look like a whole new language.
Like my father who literally signs in a incoherent scribble. He thinks it's super cool and he told me how he spent forever coming up with it a loonnnngg time ago. But apparently you can't sign like that on naturalization documents because he did and they were like "that's not readable, you have to sign in a legible way!"...so he had to re-sign it using a signature that isn't really even his signature.
And one of my elementary teachers called me up and was like "What's this scribble doing here?"

I started reading Every Day because I got an ARC in the mail last week, and even though I was swamped in homework, I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF (besides I was all like "THIS BOOK WILL BE OUT IN A FEW DAYS, I HAVE TO READ IT BEFORE EVERYONE ELSSSEEE OR THIS ARC WILL BE NO LONGER SPECIAL!"). Most intriguing plot EVAAARRR. So I read 2 or three chapters before I had to tear myself away.

I keep misreading middle ground for middle grade. *rubs eyes*
HOW CAN YOU LOVE MY FACE? You've never seen my face. AND you imagine me to be a stupid cauliflower.

ROMEO SPIKES looks epic. I love the gothic cover. And I can't believe I haven't heard about it...

September 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger M.A.D. said...

For some totally unexpected reason, we never have author events here in the middle of corn country. We even have a Decatur 30 miles from where I live, but ... yeah, right city, wrong state ;P

Have fun, fun, fun with all your book goodies, Christina!! Thanks for sharing and enjoyed your video <3

September 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

I wonder why David Levithan's signature has this kind of Z at the end. I guess it's probably supposed to be "th", but... I like to think it's a Z. Z is for Zorro!

September 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

Ohhhh bookish events - yay! I see a few NG's in there - I do hope they are old approvals. Got my eye on you lady ;-)

September 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Me too. Who compared it to Stormdancer? I thought it was you, but apparently not. lol. Whatever, super excited.

I ALMOST bought a copy this weekend to give away, but I'd already spent too much by that time.

I did!

September 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, then you should definitely go next time!

September 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

There aren't a ton that come to Atlanta, but Hawaii must be worse. Sorry buddy!

My signature's a bit of a mess too, but that really doesn't have a single recognizable squiggle.

I knew I had to buy it because I freaking LOVED the segment he read. I have no doubt that I will love it. Also, I really like his whole attitude that gender is all a construct. So true, but rare to see.

Okay, I love Yotsuba's face.

I only heard about it in the giveaway. I was like oh cool. *clicks free entry*

September 4, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Illinois? If so, Meg Cabot agreed to come to the festival because she thought it was that Decatur. haha.

September 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

David Levithan is secretly Zorro. I like it.

September 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Old approvals! I super swear!

September 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Lilian said...

Haruki Murakami did come once to my university for a talk, he loves Hawaii.
But then I forgot about it...and went home. *sigh*

My dad is worse, it's like someone wanted to scratch something out.

I need to get back to reading Every day soon! AHHHHHH! I bought the book with me so it cam be my guilty slacking pleasure.

So I only have to put Tom Cruise as my profile pic...

Ha, which is what I used to do...and ended up with ridiculous things.
it was one of those "you get extra entries if you enter this other giveaway!"...so I entered other giveaways I didn't care for, and won. yay me.

September 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

WHAT? You wasted opportunity. What a bad blogger. (says the blogger who left DBF early every day because it was too hot)

Nice.

They're even more pleasurable because you know you should be reading something boring but you're NOT. Even more exciting in comparison to other things. Also, the thrill of getting away with something.

Then I will hate your face! Go for Adam Scott as Ben in Parks & Rec. I'm kind of in love with that character.

But you were still excited because free things for you!

September 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

I was in the bathroom and just happened to glance up at the clock and I was all like "oh! it's 6pm...haruki murakami should be speaking now...ehhh, even if I ignored all the red lights, I wouldn't get there in time anywayyyy"

More like I feel guilty for not reading something more boring. *le sigh*

WHAT? YOU HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST TOM CRUISE?

yes, I was. For ten seconds, then I was like "what the heck?I don't have a baby!"

September 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

*shakes head*

I always bribed myself with good books to read my school books.

Meh. He's really weird. Also, short.

BABIES.

September 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM  

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