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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (23)

A Reader of Fictions

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

On My New Arrivals Shelf (23)

Guys, I should go out of town more often because I had an insanely epic book pile awaiting me on my return. Mostly, that's because I had a whole bunch of stuff I won (some very recent, some very not) all show up at once. Anyway, check out my new, slightly improved vlog (thanks to new webcam!) and my wondrous haul.



Bloggers/Blogs Mentioned:
Nori of Nori's Closet
Tara of Hobbitsies

Books for Review:
Red Rain - R.L.  Stine
The Bookie's Son - Andrew Goldstein
Under Wildwood (Wildwood #2) - Colin Meloy
The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next #7) - Jasper Fforde (x2)
Sacrifice (Legacy #3) - Cayla Kluver

Won:
The Long Goodbye: A Memoir - Meghan O'Rourke
Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) - Beth Revis (my review)
The Turning - Francine Prose
Liar & Spy - Rebecca Stead
In a Heartbeat - Loretta Ellsworth
Need (Need #1) - Carrie Jones
Fixing Delilah - Sarah Ockler
Lucky Bastard - S. G. Browne

Purchased:
The City of Dreaming Books (Dreaming Books #1) - Walter Moers

Digital Haul:
Sweet Shadows (Medusa Girls #2) - Tera Lynn Childs (got free for my Kindle)

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25 Comments:

Blogger Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews said...

Ugh I am so very, very jealous of your haul!

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone was fabulous. I want my own copy, but I'm on a book-buying ban right now :( It was sooooo good though, so I hope you get to it soon!

The Turning! skjdhfkshjdf That cover just makes me want to read it so bad, but I don't actually know what it's about. Doesn't matter, I like Francine Prose.

I am almost 100% sure you will hate Need.

September 30, 2012 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

Oh the things, I want all the things too! Especially Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone and The Turning (although I too have no idea what it's about but it looks spooky - that's enough for me!).

You are indeed a lucky bastard.

Enjoy ! :-D

September 30, 2012 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Lilian said...

I was going to be a stealthy ninja...but then I saw The City of Dreaming Books, and I had to comment. Because I remember coming across that book at Barnes and Nobles last month tucked on its side on some random shelf, and I was all like "OOOOO, this sounds like Shadow of the Wind. I HAVE to remember the title of this book so I can request it from the library!" It turns out I have way too much faith in my memory. So I went back like a week later and I was so happy it was still at the same spot. BUT the library apparently didn't have a copy *tear*

Random story~ But I would love to know what you think of it, so I can maybe buy myself a copy later.

How odd that I was looking up Fforde's The Woman Who Died a Lot the day before....actually, it isn't since Penguin tweeted about it and I was all "I like that title!"

I keep getting Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone mixed up with Kill Me Softly. Surprisingly the only review I read about Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone didn't favor it too much.

I just received a copy of Allegiance a few days ago, so I guess I will have to start that series soon. To be honest, it doesn't sound like my kind of book, and it's a bit on the longer side, which scares me.

OOOOOO, Lucky Bastard!
Happy reading~ & audiobook listening! Which reminds me that I need to get back to listening to Unearthly before I forget what happened.

September 30, 2012 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Such a lovely haul, Christina! I hope you enjoy all your reads!:)

September 30, 2012 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

"I don't know how to edit videos; I'm sorry!" Oh man, that made me lol forever :) I want to hear all about your trip! I'm sure you guys had a blast.

I totally didn't know R.L. Stine was still publishing books. Oddly enough, his Goosebumps series is still really popular at my library, and I have to suppress my grin a little when kids ask for them because I loved them when I was 8. Even though it's getting horrible reviews, I'll probably read his new one, just for funsies.

Yay, Nori! Is In a Heartbeat the book about the figure skater? If it is, you know I have to read it!

Ahhh, Jasper Fforde! Lucky Bastard! Almost everything you got sounds super awesome to me, too. Excellent book week!

September 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Nori said...

Christina! I got The Turning this week too. It's a re-telling of the novella, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. You seriously won like everything this week! I so want to read/get my hands on Liar and Spy!! Also, In a Heartbeat does involve a figure skater! Good memory, Heather!

September 30, 2012 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I know. Your love for Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone made me that much more excited about it. I think it's why I chose it actually. :-p

Actually, I know nothing about Francine Prose, but I hope I do get to those two sometime soon.

I was afraid of that.

September 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Bahahaha, thanks, love!

September 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Blythe Harris said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW. Awesome haul, Christina! I am so, so anxious to see what you think of The Turning. It sounds so good and creepy and the cover is just so eerie and awesome and I'm beginning to get incoherent and AH! And good luck with Red Rain. I didn't *hate* it, but I did not have one positive thing to say about it.

September 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Haha, I remember when I first heard of The City of Dreaming Books too. I was in Carnegie Main, the main branch of the Pittsburgh Library system, and saw a book cover with tons of books on it, so had to investigate. It was the German edition. :)

Maybe you will win one and it would get to Hawaii three months later!

Really? I've only seen glowing reviews of Amelia Anne!

I don't think it's a you book at all. O_O

Thanks!

September 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope so too!

September 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Woo! My lack of skills is entertaining at least!

You can have my copy when I'm done. Even if I don't hate it, I doubt I'll be adding to my collection permanently.

No clue.

Woo!

September 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh really? That's awesome, but now that I know that, I feel like I need to read The Turn of the Screw first. Hrm.

Actually, I won a lot of this a while back and it just all arrived this week.

September 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Eeks. Wow. Not ONE positive thing. Oy. BRING IT ON.

September 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

Yay for rocking the messy pony tail ;-) Love it! Poor Kitty!

I always have high hopes for R.L. Stine but I have heard such bad things about it, I hope you prove it different!

Love the pictures at the beginning of every chapter in The Bookie's Son, I hope you like it.

I totally don't say where they are from either, so I always make sure to write a note at the bottom because I am a failure like that.

I reallllllly enjoyed Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, I had that one randomly gifted from another blogger and it was such a great surprise. The writing is STUNNING.

Love the creepy cover of The Turning!

Awesome haul this week chick! Must have been so fun to come home to all of those packages.

September 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Haha, woo! I like to think it's artfully messy.

...PRESSURE...

I meant to do that note thing, but I forgot. I will do that next week!

Yay! Glad you loved it.

Coming home to those packages was like second birthday!

September 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oooh, now I really want to read The Turning! We must have discussed In a Heartbeat before :)

September 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Nice haul this week, Christina. You win so many books! Jealous! Also glad you enjoyed your vacation but you must not have spent much time in the sun if you came back pasty white!

Thanks for bringing my attention to The City of Dreaming Books. I had not heard of it and it sounds like a series I would really like. :)

September 30, 2012 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews said...

Tighter is also a retelling of Turn of the Screw. Now I NEED to read The Turning.

September 30, 2012 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger anya said...

Ahh! I want an epic pile of books that is waiting for me when I return! Actually, I did, except that they were from the library. *le sigh* nothing I get to keep, but the important thing is that I'mma read and review them.

*ahem* and this should mean many, many more reads and reviews, yes?
Enjoy your haul!! I'm excited to hear about these books!!

September 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger KM said...

Oooooo UNDER WILDWOOD!!! Jealous! :)

Also, why you haz no blog button? I was updating my blog roll and wanted to add you, but you don't have a button! #lame lol

October 1, 2012 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Okay, I need to read A Turn of the Screw...

October 1, 2012 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Haha, I can't complain, though some of those were from ages ago!

I don't spend hours in the sun in a row, I don't tan easily, and I used SPF 50. Thus no skin color change.

Right? Moers is so great!

October 1, 2012 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hahaha, reading and reviewing is the best! Where do you post your reviews?

Yup! I'm not going anywhere anytime soon!

October 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

*is shamed*

You're the third person in a month to tell me I need a blog button. I'm working on it!

October 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM  

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