Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet? [1]

"It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?" is inspired by the #fridayreads Twitter meme, Book Journey's "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?", Should Be Reading's "WWW Wednesdays", Tynga's Reviews "Stacking the Shelves" and the various other book haul memes, and probably a few others I can't remember right now.

I know, I know, I said I wasn't going to do any memes anymore, but I've hardly been posting since I said that, so I figured ONE shouldn't hurt. What I'm doing is basically a mash-up of a lot of the memes I see every week (as you probably guessed from the top paragraph). The title came from the "If you keep  eating those, you'll turn into one!" saying, but, you know, altered to be "If you keep reading books, you'll turn into one!" (And I think that would be awesome, by the way.)

Anyway, I'm not quite sure what all's going to be in these posts—it'll probably change, topic-wise, from week to week—though I know that I'll include what I'm reading, what I got for the week, and, since I'm not really doing reviews, a short bit on what I thought about the books I read that week. There might be a bit about bookish news (like in this post), but not always, and there will definitely not be this huge intro every week.

As always, all covers/book title links lead to Goodreads.

Now on to the meme part of this post. (Under a cut, because it got kinda long.)

It's different from what I was expecting, so I'm not sure if I'm going to keep reading it right now. Actually I'm probably going to abandon it as soon as I get back from my trip to B&N today.

I started this when I ran out of contemp romances, but I got more the next day, so I haven't really been reading it (though what I have read has been VERY intriguing).
My current reads don't really sound like current reads, huh? Well, I'm inbetween books right now, and these I've started but haven't really payed attention to. Like I said, I'm going to Barnes & Noble today, so in the next category (Future Reads) you'll see a couple of the books I plan in getting (and starting).

I am FINALLY going to get to read this. I know it only officially came out Tuesday, but it feels like forever ago, and none of the bookstores around me are carrying it yet, so I'm going to GR (the big city nearish me) to acquire it.

I think I'm going to get this from the library (it's the only one in the series they have at the moment), so after I finish Opal I need to start reading it if I want to get it finished and returned before vacation.

I loved this book so hard. It's also the only book (that I can recall) that made me cry, and I happened to be in a coffee shop when the tears started (thank goodness I was sitting in a corner by the window). On a side(ish) note, Noah & Echo = <3.

I LOVED this, though at times I wanted to slap Brittany. All of my other feels seemed to be spoilery, so I don't want to say much more.

I really liked it, and the only reason I didn't love it was because it was too short. I wanted more Ashton & Beau, though I liked the ending. More spoilery feels for this one, too—sorry!
(Books/Stuff that came in the mail.)
From Secret Santa
Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Nevermore by James Patterson
6 Ghirardelli truffle squares
4-pack of colored pens
Metal bookmark
Christmas Card

From Richelle Mead and The Arcane Vault
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead signed page proof
Vampire Academy pins, keychain, temp tattoos
Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead signed
Dark Swan: Storm Born #3 by Richelle Mead, Grant Alter, Dave Hamann signed comic

I am lazy and didn't take a picture, but I got the following as well.

From Simon & Schuster via Stuck in YA Books
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
The Vincent Boys mini makeup bag
Lip Gloss
Fandango gift card

From Jessica Khoury
Origin bookmark, magnet

So the Secret Santa stuff is pretty self-explanatory, the Richelle Mead stuff was for donating $25 to the Red Cross through The Arcane Vault for Sandy relief, the S&S stuff is for their A November to Remember blog tour they were hosting for The Vincent Boys, and the Jessica Khoury stuff was just for taking a pic with Origin and sending it to her with the tag #OriginGrabBagSwag. I also got a second copy of The Vincent Boys that I ordered because I didn't realize the blog tour prize came with the book—oops!

(Books I bought.)

As know from earlier in the post I'm getting/have got books today, but when I posted this I didn't have them, so it's just these three.

When I typed up Exciting Book Stuff! #2 I completely forgot that I was including a book news section in this meme, so I'm not going to talk about that stuff again. Just to recap though, in my EBS! #2 post I cover Cassandra Clare's new serialization, The Bane Chronicles, and Ally Carter's new Heist Society/Gallagher Girls crossover novella.

It's been a crazy week so I've no doubt left something off that I meant to include. Actually, at the time of writing this, I can't remember anything past what I have listed below, even though I KNOW there was more stuff announced. I'm just completely blanking, so if you know of something, drop a line in the comments—I'd love to know what I'm forgetting!

Okay, to start Abbi Glines revealed the new Simon Pulse covers for her Sea Breeze series. You can check them out below. Simon Pulse is also giving away 5 sets of the books to celebrate the reveal, so be sure to stop by Abbi's blog (the direct post is linked above) before Dec. 20th to enter.
                Because of Low         While it Lasts            Just for Now
               Book 1, out 2/5/13     Book 2, out 3/5/13     Book 3, out 4/2/13

Hollywood Crush revealed the cover to the second of Aprilynne Pike's 2013 novels, Earthbound (the first is Life After Theft). To be published July 30th by Razorbill, here's Earthbound's cover and synopsis:

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told. Tavia will soon to discover that she’s an Earthbound—someone with the ability to create matter out of nothing—and that she alone holds the key to stopping the Reduciata, an evil society that manipulates global events for its own shadowy purposes. Tavia will ultimately have to make a choice: to come into her powers and save the world from the evil Reduciata or to choose free will and a love of her own.

Alright, that's everything for this week. What do you guys think?

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