I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves again to showcase my book haul for the past month, since today is officially the end of November. My self control was pretty terrible this month, which is not good, seeing as I’m still not reading as much as I’d like to be. However, it’s really hard to resist books when I want to read them so badly!
Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin for both of these! I still need to read The Social Code, which is book one in The Start-Up series, but the series sounds interesting so I’m looking forward to giving it a read.
Borrowed from Library:
- Tandem by Anna Jarzab
- The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (not pictured) [REVIEW]
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (not pictured – ebook)
I really liked The Midnight Dress, as you can see from my review (final rating: 4.5 stars), so would definitely recommend that one if you’re looking for something different.
- Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Edelweiss)
- Fates by Lanie Bross (NetGalley)
- Magnolia by Kristi Cook (Edelweiss)
- Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison (NetGalley)
- The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher by Jessica Lawson (Edelweiss)
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (Black Friday Kindle Deal)
- Unteachable by Leah Raeder (e-book)
- Resurrection (Ripper #3) by Amy Carol Reeves (NetGalley)
- The Riverman by Aaron Starmer (NetGalley)
- The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman (Black Friday Kindle Deal)
You know what I hate? When requests from a long time ago suddenly come in all at one time. :-P Nonetheless, thank you a ton to Random House, Balzer + Bray, Simon & Schuster, Harlequin Teen, Flux and Macmillan for the e-galley access! I cannot even tell you how excited I am to read these, especially Prisoner of Night and Fog. I will probably be reading that one soon because I don’t think I can wait too much longer!
Audiobooks from Audible:
Even though I am still not completely sold on audiobooks, I picked these up with my Audible credits. I’ve heard nothing but praise for The Program, and it’s a title I really want to read. And I actually listened to most of Homicide a LONG time ago (like, over ten years ago) and never got it finished because I had to return it to the library. It’s narrated by Reed Diamond, who played Mike Kellerman on the show, so I kind of love hearing his voice as he tells the story that was the basis for one of the best police dramas ever shown on TV. In my humble opinion, of course. :)
- I received a special promotion via Tieks which took 20% off my total, so I essentially got two pairs of Tieks for the price of one. This was WAY too good of a deal to pass up, so I added a pair of Cardinal Red and Metallic Pewter flats to my collection. I can’t wait to wear them.
- I also bought a brand-new DVD set of Season 4 of Homicide: Life on the Street from Amazon for only $15, which is an amazing deal. I already own seasons 1-3, so was really happy to add another season to my collection. Four down, three to go!
- I’ve been off work the last three days for our Thanksgiving Break and it has been AMAZING. I forgot how nice it is to be able to sleep in and do nothing if you don’t want to! I’ve definitely been capitalizing on my freedom to be completely lazy.
- I still have not been to see Catching Fire. I am going to ‘fess up and admit that I haven’t read the book – I stopped after The Hunger Games because the brutality of the series was just NOT for me – but my mom loves the books, and I told her I’d go with her. We may be going later today, although it depends on if anything else pops up that needs her attention.
- I got new glasses! They are purple, with glitter in the frames, and I love them. What I do NOT love is that they pick up the oil off my face extremely easily, so I’m constantly having to clean them off. I have a super strong prescription, so I go with their thin line, high index lenses, but those lenses need a special anti-glare coating on them. That coating really doesn’t react well with my super oily skin. I’m going to have to invest in a whole slew of those special cleaning cloths in order to keep them clean.
- I just got finished writing my students’ progress reports, and then, in two and a half weeks or so, I have to do their second quarter report cards. The actual inputting of their “grades” (we don’t do letter grades for first grade, just G/S/M) isn’t so bad, but writing up the comments takes FOREVER. We got out of writing comments for first quarter because we had conferences, but this time we’re not so lucky. I’m really not looking forward to it!
So that’s what’s new with me from the last month! What did you pick up? Please link me!