Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Good Week in Books (24)

So, good doesn’t even come close to describing my week in books. My book week was pretty epic. It started with a trip to my favorite used bookstore where I found two YA books I’ve been wanting for a dollar each! I then got a giant box of books in the mail that I won by entering my book club in a contest. I won 10 copies of one book along with exclusive copies of short stories by the author and a letter from the author to my book club! Another book I’ve been eying for a while now was free as a Kindle book this week on Amazon. I purchased two brand new books I’ve been dying for. And then I received three books in the mail for review (two from Harper Collins and one to review for RT Book Reviews).
Can you believe I got these both for a dollar each???

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Shooting Stars
by Allison Rushby
I won 10 copies of these, along with the copies of an exclusive short story, and a letter addressed to my book club courtesy of Amy Garvey and Harper Collins.
Cold Kiss
by Amy Garvey
As part of Epic Reads/Epic Deals, this book was free for my Kindle (on Amazon):
Sweet Venom
by Tera Lynn Childs
I purchased these two new books this week (even though I told myself I wasn’t allowed to buy new books for a while). But come on, look what they are. I have been anxiously awaiting both of them. And while one technically isn’t YA, I will probably reviewing it here because of the author:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (!!!!!!!)
Scorch by Gina Damico
The next three books are all finished hard cover copies of books for review. Thank you, Harper Collins. And thank you, Romantic Times! I’m so excited for these books (one of which, I already started):

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The Turning by Francine Prose
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling


  1. Ahh! That is a fabulous pile of books-- I wish I had a used bookstore near my house.

    The Casual Vacancy-- I really, really want to read this. There has been so much hype about it and I am so excited for you!! JK Rowling is one of my favorite authors and I hope that it is a wonderful book.

    Happy reading! :)

    1. Even though I have a million other books to read first, I started Rowling's book, and so far so good. I was hesitant only because the description sounded kind of lame. However, reading just the first bit felt like meeting up with an old friend. It is still her voice, and I forgot how much I missed it!

  2. Great haul, Nori! I've heard great thing about The False Prince!

    Also, it's crazy that you won ten copies for your book club. Sweet deal! We both won the turning? Or did you get it for review specifically?