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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (26)

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Sunday, October 21, 2012

On My New Arrivals Shelf (26)

Hello all, I have a delightfully random haul this week. Check it out!



Bloggers Mentioned:

Books Mentioned:
Paper Valentine - Brenna Yovanoff
Guardians of Stone (Relic Seekers #1) - Anita Clenney
Touching the Surface - Kimberly Sabatini

Won:

Purchased:
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
R.O.D., Volumes 1-4 - Hideyuki Kurata

*Thanks to Penguin Teen, Amazon, Simon Teen, YA Books Central, Claire Legrand, Icey Books, I Like These Books, and Elsie Chapman for contributing to my book habit.*

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18 Comments:

Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I hope Paper Valentine is really good, Christina, a I'd love to read it too! :) Enjoy!

October 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Blythe Harris said...

I'm so jealous that you got Paper Valentine! I sent in an ARC request yesterday though I highly doubt it'll be approved, but I still have my fingers crossed! I haven't heard great things about her 'The Replacement', but I *have* heard great things about her 'The Space Between', which I think is her second book, so I'm hoping she did improve as an author over time, and that Paper Valentine will be amazing! And I'm also super interested in what you think of Touching the Surface! I love books dealing with the afterlife, if they do it well (*glares at Hereafter*), so I'm hoping that one is good! Great haul, Christina!

October 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

Ahhh Touching The Surface! Hope you love that one, I've met Kimberly several times and she's super nice.

Happy reading :-)

October 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

Fine. I'll give you comment love =).

I remember seeing Paper Valentine a month or two ago on a bunch of people's Waiting for Wednesday, and I thought the cover was lovely. (I am too shallow for my own good) Though I still have no idea what the story is supposed to be about. If it's anything to do with a lovey dovey romance, I'm out.

Ah, I read R.O.D. a looonnngg time ago (when I was in middle school?). I think I stopped at volume two and went back to reading Prince of Tennis.

Amazon is sneaky...

WHY DOES MY LIBRARY STILL NOT HAVE A COPY OF The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls? *flips table*

I am still waiting for that birthday Goodwill book haul...*twiddles thumbs* any day now...

October 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

Oh Paper Valentine! I got rejected for that one yesterday (on Edelweiss, not NG!). You'll have to tell me if it's worthwhile pre-ordering.

Wolf Hall scares the bejeebies outta me!

Enjoy!

October 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

You won a book of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls and I BOUGHT a copy. Help me!!

October 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope so too, since I'm reading it either way. ;)

October 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awww, good luck with your review request! Your blog is young, but you have so many GR followers. They should totally factor that in. Maybe it's good that I got it then, because I may have been judging her unfairly off her debut. She could easily have grown as a writer since her first book. I mean, compare Harry Potter 1 and HP 4, and you have a whole different thing.

I love books about the afterlife too. UGH THAT BOOK. Hereafter can suck it.

October 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

She seems like such a sweetie on Twitter.

October 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

YAY! It has been so long since I have seen your face! (aka emoticon)

I'm not sure what the story is about either. I think I read the blurb when it got here, but it totally disappeared from my brain. Hmmm. Dead best friend, heat wave and ghosts. Could be cool.

Oh man, I totally read Prince of Tennis. It took forever!

So sneaky.

Silly Hawaii! Buy the good things, not just Obama bios!

Oh yeah, I need to go get those....

October 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Weird. I thought Edelweiss loved you!

Have you read it? Or just the cover?

October 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I entered like every single giveaway for that one every day. I wanted it so hard, and I just can't let myself go crazy buying books, so otherwise I had to wait and get it from the library, and maybe buy later if I loved it. This is how things go.

October 22, 2012 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

OOOOH Those Dualed book marks are AWESOME! Yay for Paper Valentine! I can't wait to read it. I haven't read anything of hers yet so it will be my first. Touching the Surface looks really good, can't wait to see what you think of that one. Cavendish looks really good too! I hope you enjoy all the new goodies! ewww.. cockroaches.

October 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Lol, I love how excited you are about the bookmarks. :)

Cockroaches are so nasty, but I hope to love all of these things.

October 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Lilian said...

I know, my O_O profile icon face is totally adorable.

*reads Paper Valentine's blurb*
"... the birds are dying..." AHHHHHH!! I would not want to be in that world. *imagines birds falling from the sky* dead birds galore. *shudders*
OOOO! There's a character named Lillian! SHE BETTER NOT DIE! *O*...*keeps reading* oh fudge, she's dead.

Prince of Tennis did go on FOREVER, nobody ever graduated or something. Or the kept flunking to play tennis.

I just found out that Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout. *feels guilty* Those Obama bio's don't seem to be working. Admittedly I own two Obama biographies myself...still unread.

I really don't know how the library decides what to buy. They finally have a copy of Robison Well's Feedback...but then I already read it. LIBRARY, Y U NO ADD STUFF FASTER?

October 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Your icon looks so confused.

Oh man, this would be the worst for you. That also happened in Age of Miracles. Watch for bird in the future.

Why do you need more than one biography?

I saw that it disappointed you. That's sad!

October 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

"Your icon looks so confused." Which is basically how I feel inside most of the time despite my confident demeanor.

*imagines dead birds piled on sidewalks* *shudders* I would not be able to leave the house. I think I saw something like that on the news. In Arkansas I believe because of fireworks or lightning. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

I don't NEED them. I just won them during my "whatever, let's enter ALL THE GIVEAWAYS" period.

Why is the salad I'm eating slightly bitter?

It is sad. And made me realize that not all pageturners are "good books." AND THAT ENDING? ARGH. HOW IS THAT A ENDING? DID MY EBOOK MISS A FEW PAGES?

October 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Life is confusing, so I don't blame you. This is why I like reading. I usually know where I stand with a book.

Eeeeesh! I wouldn't leave the house either. You'd be like stepping on them or driving over and I just. I CAN'T. http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgt625BSpr1qeolcio1_500.gif

I couldn't tell you. Maybe it's bitter because I am not in Hawaii? Oh wait, nope, that's me that's bitter.

Hmmm, it is true that not all pageturners are good. A lot of people don't get that, which pretty much explains the popularity of 90% of the bad books. Ex. Cassie Clare, Divergent, etc.

October 24, 2012 at 4:29 PM  

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