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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (68)

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (68)

Hello, friends. Sadly, vlogging has been suspended for a while, due to the sudden death of my webcam, which has decided to no longer have audio. As such, written book haul posts are resuming. Anyway, this is mostly stuff I bought for myself as a blogoversary (this month) and birthday (next month) present. Things for me! I probably won't read them for ages, but I feel better for having them.


For Review
The Bride Wore Size 12 - Meg Cabot: I'm on the TLC Book Tour for this one, and I'm super excited, because I love this series. More Heather Wells fun!

Gifted
Man Made Boy - Jon Skovron: Steph (Cuddlebuggery) was nice enough to send this to me, because she got a duplicate. Looks like it could be funny, so I'm hoping for good things.

"Purchased" from Random Buzzers
Indigo - Gina Linko: Reviews on Linko's first book weren't that great, but I had Buzzers' bucks burning a whole in my pocket and this still sounded like it could be interesting. So why not, right?

Purchased
Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth: Thanks to Jaz (Pixelski) for helping me get my hands on this one. For some reason TBD would let her buy it but not me, so she purchased it and I paid her back.
The Wild Girl - Kate Forsyth: This one I had to buy from TBD as an Amazon seller, because, again, it didn't show up as on option on TBD for me. What the hells is that about, yo? Anyway, both of these sound like amazing fairy tale retellings and I have heard only glorious things about Kate Forsyth's books.
The Night Itself - Zoë Marriott: There's still no US release date for this one, and I loved Marriott's last novel, Shadows on the Moon, so I had to have this, especially sine it was ten bucks.

Library
If You Find Me - Emily Murdoch: Look what I got in for Sadie Hawkins! This one's coming up in a few weeks. I choose ahead of time so that the book will have time to come in. Judith (Paper Riot) and Jenni (Alluring Reads) should be happy about this!

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33 Comments:

Blogger GillyB said...

I REALLY want to start reading the Heather Wells series. When Meg Cabot is on, there's no one I love more. Also, WHY does the US get no The Night Itself? I should have bought it when I saw it in the UK. Grr. Curious about Man Made Boy. Wasn't curious enough to try for it myself, but curious to see what you think!

I miss your face. And Percy's face. RIP, duplicitous webcam.

August 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger fakesteph said...

Happy bloggoversary AND happy birthday!

August 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Alexia Boesen said...

I just ordered If You Find Me yesterday. So excited for that one.

August 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Grace Fonseca said...

Nice. Happy Blogoversary. I hope you enjoy everything that you read this week. So many great books in your haul. I hope you enjoy your books. They are awesome.

Grace
Books of Love
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August 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Lili said...

Curious about IF YOU FIND ME and MAN MADE BOY! I have not read any Meg Cabot for so long, so my interest is piqued with that one as well.

CURSE YOU, WEBCAM! Keeping Christina and Percy away from us. Psh.

August 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I can't wait for the new Meg Cabot. I love the Heather Wells series. Man Made Boy looks awesome. I'm excited to read that one. I keep hoping Bitter Greens will show up in my library's system, but no luck so far. Great haul this week!
Natflix&Books' StS

August 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ohh I loved Zoe Marriott's book Shadows on the Moon. The Night Itself sounds awesome!! I can't wait to see what you think!! Great haul chick!!

August 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM  
OpenID thebookwurrm said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon and TBD had some shady deal going on...only probably not a deal since Amazon owns TBD. Hrm. Anyway, woot on the Kate Forsyth books. I own three of hers and I've read...none. I also purchased Marriott's novel and am quite keen to sink my teeth into them. Eventually! Enjoy them books!

August 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Pink Vanilla said...

Great purchase!!!
Have a great blogversary and a happy birthday soon!!!
xoxo

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August 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Maji Bookshelf said...

ooh I really want to start the Heather Wells series from Meg Cabot.. I absolutely love this author!

- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

August 24, 2013 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger KatOfDiamonds said...

Wait you vlog!? How did I miss this!? I have been email fed your posts for ages now. Now I feel awful. The proof of "oh shit, too many emails" is never a good thing because it follows with DELETE EVERYTHING NOT WORK OR FAMILY RELATED!

August 25, 2013 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger Vegan YA Nerds said...

I'm glad you were able to get your hands on the Kate F books - weird that TBD was being annoying for you! Enjoy your haul :)

August 25, 2013 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

Hello Kate Forsyth. We don't know each other, but I think we should sort that shit out.

Enjoy :-D

August 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Molli Moran said...

For some reason I thought you'd already read If You Find Me. Maybe it's because several of us did around the same time. Anyway, it's stunning.

I have heard of Forsyth but haven't read any of her books yet. Hope you enjoy all those, girl. :D

August 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

OMG, Gillian, you would LOVE IT. Some of her best work, I think. I do not know, but I get The Night Itself, so all is right with the world.

WEBCAM! *shakes fist at sky*

August 26, 2013 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks! My birthday's not for another couple of weeks, but wooo! It's almost my birth month.

August 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm so curious about it since everyone loved it!

August 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I also hope I enjoy my books. I am glad they are awesome.

August 26, 2013 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Me too. Obvi. Meg Cabot is the greatest, except when she decides to be all serial like in Abandon. Then things are terrible.

August 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Heather Wells is one of her best series imo. :) I wouldn't hold your breath on that. It's not licensed in the US.

August 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Fabulous book haul, Christina! I've had my eye on Bitter Greens because there is a redheaded cover for this book and a very beautiful one, so of course I felt I must read it. Hope you enjoy all your reads no matter when you manage to read them. :)

August 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Doesn't it? I hope I have time to read it somewhat soon!

August 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha, I'm sure they do, but it was so dang frustrating! All of her books sound so good! And the covers. Gah!

August 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks!

August 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

You should. It's one of her best imo!

August 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, I DID. Now my webcam isn't working. So...

August 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

It was so difficult, but hopefully worth it. You Australians hold on to your books!

August 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

YOU SHOULD. I think she must be amazing. PLEASE LET HER BOOKS BE AMAZING OR I WASTED MONEY AHHHHH.

August 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Nope, that I have not. And, yes, you all did. And then some more of you.

August 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh yeah, she has gorgeous covers all around. But I like these fairy tale ones, ngl.

August 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Bonnie R said...

I got a copy of The Bride Wore Size 12 just yesterday. I'm really hoping it works as a standalone because I haven't actually read this series before!! Kate Forsyth's books all sound freaking amazing. Why must all the good ones be so hard to get a hold of???

August 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

"I probably won't read them for ages, but I feel better for having them." <-- THIS. So true.

Looking forward to see what you think of The Night Itself! The premise sounds very good! I've never heard of Bitter Greens before, *adds to list*.

Re: TBD. They usually don't let people with US IPs buy UK editions and vice versa. I'm not sure why they do that because Canadians and other internationals can access all.

August 28, 2013 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

I'm actually really interested in Indigo so I want to know what you think, though I know you will probably not get to it for a while. Hmmmm, maybe Sadie Hawkins Sunday?

Did you get The Night Itself from The Book Depository too? I might have to look into that. Because I really want it. I love Zoe Marriott.

I cannot wait for you to read If You Find Me! :D

August 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM  

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