Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Good Week in Books (27)

So, today is my birthday!!! I pretty much plan on spending the whole day book shopping! So, all the books I get later today will be a part of my Good Week in Books next week. However, since I am me, I already have some birthday books to share!
I have had a wonderful book week. I received two new finished pretties to review! I purchased two at my school’s (where I’m a librarian) book fair. 20% of my purchase went to my school…I had to. Plus they had some really nice signed books! I bought one book at the grocery store, of all places! My grocery store was celebrating Teen Read Week! And they had a whole display of teen paperbacks that were all 25% off. How cool is that? Then, I bought the finishing touch to my Halloween costume online on Amazon, and decided I might as well spend a little more money to get the free shipping and treat myself to an early birthday present, so that’s another two books…And then I got two pre-birthday books from my mom, who is awesome!

For Review (Thank you, Harper Collins!):
Beta by Rachel Cohn (And it has the shiniest cover ever! So much prettier than the ARC!)
Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters
From the book fair:
Every Day by David Levithan (I loved my library book of it so much, I had to buy it! Plus, it’s signed!!!)
Every You, Every Me by David Levithan (I’ve been wanting to read this for forever!)
From my grocery store (Go Teen Read Week!):
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (I think I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t read this yet, and I’m so excited to read this one.)
An early birthday present to myself:
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (If you own a finished copy of this book and haven’t looked at the inside binding, please do so; it is so pretty!)
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst (This book has like no hype at all, but I read such a fantastic review of it and the story just sounds so unique and wonderful.)
And from my wonderful mother:
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron (signed)
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff (This is by far one of the coolest books I’ve ever seen. It’s a lot like Zombies Vs. Unicorns in its setup with banter and side notes. The authors have drawn pictures and made notes in the sidelines and the physical book is much wider than a normal hard cover. Again, the inside binding in this one is phenomenal! And oh yeah, it’s signed too!)


  1. You are not alone. I've no idea what "Between Shades of Gray" is about. :)
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  2. Nori, all of those books look like they should be awesome, although I haven't good experiences with Sarah Beth Durst. Everyone else seems to like her stuff though. Odd that.

    So excited to see next week's post so I know what you got for your birthday!