Book Haul (IMM 21)


July 15, 2012 by Heidi

IMM 21

Hi friends! Fairly small book haul this week, but what I lack in numbers I make up for in awesome.  Here’s what I got:

Preloved by Shirley Marr [Goodreads]
Yay!  I’ve been wanting to read both Fury and Preloved by Shirley Marr since hearing about them, but as with a lot of Aussie reads, they can be hard to track down.  Luckily, I got this copy of Preloved as part of a book tour from Flannery (The Readventurer).
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund [Amazon|Goodreads]
My blog buddy Catie (The Readventurer) sent me this one, and I’m so excited to read it!  Misty (The Book Rat) is hosting an Austen in August event next month, including a readalong of Persuasion which I plan to participate in.  The only question is do I want to read this one before or after I revisit Persuasion?  Will having the original fresh in my mind make me nit-pick this skeleton retelling?
Graceling by Kristin Cashore [Amazon|Goodreads]
I checked Graceling out of the library because I’ve finally been prompted to read this one by virtue of the fact that I’m going to see Kristin Cashore (with Gayle Forman and Melina Marchetta—Eeeeee!) at Books of Wonder in NYC on Tuesday.  Are you going to be there?  Let me know, I’d love to say hi!
Oh and P.S. Already finished Graceling and freaking loved it.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers [Amazon|Goodreads]
It’s been a couple of months since my last non-fiction, and every once in a while I just crave some.  So far, Stiff is incredibly fascinating, but sometimes nauseating.  Picked this one up from the library.
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain [Amazon|Goodreads]
Guys Read: Funny Business edited by Jon Scieska [Amazon|Goodreads]
From Sync—you can download these titles till Thursday! I love Mark Twain and short stories, but have never tried listening to shorts, so both The Notorious Jumping Frog and Guys Read will be a new experience for me.

Stiff by Mary RoachThe Notorious Jumping Frog of Calveras County by Mark TwainGuys Read Funny Business by Jon Scieszka

My Week of Bunburying

Audio: The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson
Storybound by Marissa Burt

Let me know what you’ve been up to or what books you got this week, and don’t forget to sign up for your chance to win an ARC of Crewel by Gennifer Albin!


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