Well hello Sunday my old friend. And hello to you all you as well! I had a crazy busy week, but it was also packed with awesome – most notably Veronica’s birthday! She and I had In N Out (soooo good – we put healthy eating on hold for the day), and then spent the afternoon at the mall, mostly convincing each other not to buy things. But she eventually bought a really nice pair of sunglasses, and I tested out the “Taylor” Taylor Swift perfume scent while we were at Sephora (and decided that I really really want a bottle because it smells DELICIOUS). And then, of course, we ended our day at Barnes and Noble.
Now there’s a story to this picture – since as I’m sure you can see that Throne of Glass is missing. Well… Barnes and Noble has failed me. I know, take a moment to breathe in the tragedy. Throne of Glass was there when I visited last Sunday for Veronica’s birthday book (Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger), but I held out for Thursday so I would have a specific goal in mind when walking in. And since I knew I would be buying Throne of Glass, I ordered Crown of Midnight because it was $11 online, believing that I would get both on Thursday and it would be a happy day! BUT IT WASN’T THERE ANYMORE. GONE. NADA. VAMOOSED. After my mini-meltdown, and because I had 25% off, I ended up buying The Assassin’s Blade (which I hadn’t planned on getting till April or May). And then I went home and ordered Throne of Glass off the BN website. But it won’t be here till Monday at least.
tl;dr version: I have two books on my shelf that I can’t read, because Barnes and Noble sits on a throne of lies.
In other news… I was approved for three books on NetGalley this week! I know I keep saying I’m going to clean out my queue and only request books that I absolutely must have, but I failed on that too.
Torn Away I didn’t even know the premise for, but I saw the words “Jennifer Brown” and “read now for the first 500” and I jumped on it. I’ve been wanting to read one of her books, and now that I see what this one is about, I’m thinking I’ll really enjoy it. Breaking Free is a nonfiction, one of the first I’ll ever read. And The Truth About Alice I’m not sure how I missed, but I really wanted to read it. All in all, a very good week for NG!
And here is the crown jewel of the week… *drumroll please*
Also: I’m now on a ban for the rest of the month. Because I have completely decimated my “book and movie” budget. But it was so worth it!
If you missed it, this week I:
- shared how I pace myself in this week’s The Writing Life post
- admit to never reading ten popular authors before
- reviewed Eternal Curse by Toi Thomas (3/5)
- shared a special teaching moment that happened to me a few weeks ago
- reviewed the first three books in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (4/5, 4/5, and 5/5)
This week I’ll be discussing Manic Pixie Dream Girls on The Writing Life, listing my top ten all time favorite books in the sci-fi genre, reviewing Full-Blood Half-Breed by Cleve Lamison, talking about how I turned from a hardback-hater to a hardback-lover, and reviewing Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I’m really excited for this week’s posts, actually – hope you enjoy them as well!
Hope you all have a good week!