Book Haul & Recap (25)


August 26, 2012 by Heidi

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Hello all!  I hope everyone’s winding down with summer and getting ready to easy into fall.  I myself have been a terrible blogger lately, so I apologize to all of you whose blogs I need to catch up on, that’s the goal for this next week!  I’ve simply been enjoying some time away from the computer the past few weeks, but in the meantime, I’ve amassed some new books:

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier [Amazon|Goodreads] (Library)
I loved Daughter of the Forest beyond reason, and after letting it stew in my brain for about 3 months, I determined it was time to move on to the next in the Sevenwaters series.
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss [Amazon|Goodreads] (Goodreads)
This was my first ever win from a Goodreads giveaway, and I’m so excited!  It’s a non-fiction about the life of Alexander Dumas that sounds positively fascinating.
What Came From the Stars by Gary D. Schmidt [Amazon|Goodreads] (Claire Legrand)
I’ve been meaning to read Gary D. Schmidt for a while now, particularly The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now that Flannery wants desperately for me to get to.  Claire Legarnd hosted ARCAPALOOZA via Twitter and gave away heaps of ARCs, and I was lucky enough to win this one! Plush she sent some Cavendish bookmwarks—win!
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews [Amazon|Goodreads] (Purchased)
Why yes, the first thing I did when I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday was run on over to buy Andrea’s full length installment of the Kate Daniels series.
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey [Amazon|Goodreads] (Purchased)
I’ve been meaning to read this one, and it was a Kindle freebie this past week!
Darkhouse by Karina Halle [Amazon|Goodreads] (Purchased)
I first heard of this one on Forever YA, and it sounded great! Was also a Kindle freebie.
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera [Amazon|Goodreads] (Sync)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London [Amazon|Goodreads] (Sync)
These two were the final titles from Sync for the summer, and they should be up till about Friday!  They had some issues getting them going, so it’s later than the dates initially given. I’m excited for both of these though as I love these types of stories.

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews book coverCold Kiss by Amy Garvey book coverDarkhouse by Karina Halle book coverThe Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera book coverThe Call of the Wild by Jack London book cover

Lately at Bunbury in the Stacks

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews (Review)
The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge (Review)
Persuasion Read Along Week 1
No…seriously to read pile
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier (Review)
Preloved by Shirly Marr (Review)
Über Mini Reviews: Craig Ferguson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black & Molly Harper
Persuasion Read Along Week 2
Movies That Should’ve Been Books

Also, I’m giving away a copy of Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, so don’t forget to enter!

Like I said, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things and be online this week to see what you’ve all been up to.  Cheers!


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