Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 75

Hello.

I realize I haven’t been around lately but there’s a perfectly good reason why. 
One word: busy. Yep. 
grateful blogger is grateful. 
Books above were sent to me by Simon and Schuster Canada (unsolicited). I don’t know who exactly has me on their radar over there but if you’re reading this and would be so kind to send me an email, I’d gladly name my third child after you. Serious. Business. 
The Great Calamitous tale of Johan Thoms (How one man scorched the twentieth century and didn’t mean to) by Ian Thornton – title’s quite a mouthful but damn, this book sounds kick-ass. I’m debating whether or not to go ahead and open the package but it’s soooo lovely. 
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins | Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield | 
To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones | Eternity by Elizabeth Miles

Thank you, Simon and Schuster for these books. You slay. You rock. 

irresistible bookstore is irresistible.

And of course, I can’t resist the call of the bookstore so here’s my purchases for the last two weeks. 
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Linked by Imogen Howson | Rush by Eve Silver | Dance of Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
I bought these two books from a tiny bookstore by our cabin. 
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova | The Age of Hope by David Bergen
And that’s my haul for the last two weeks, folks. I hope yours is just as awesome. 
random thoughts are random. 

My reading chair in the cabin. I wish we live here. Sigh. 

Dave Bergen (author of The Age of Hope) was my husband’s English teacher in high school. He made him sing Canada’s national anthem in French for the whole week in front of the class as a punishment for being an unruly teen. My husband is oddly proud of this…


Hoarders, Books Edition is a semi-regular feature on the blog where I show you the extent of my madness. It was not my idea, mind you. It’s a cop-out version of The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox. 

  • Ah, lots of amazing. <3 I hope you enjoy all of it sweetie. Cannot wait to read Born of Illusion 🙂 (And, of course, Shadow and Bone is perfect. <3)

  • Your reading chair looks so cozy. I would want to sit there too and read. Nice haul. Been hearing good things about Born of Illusion. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

  • OOOO, I love your reading chair, my dear! 🙂 I'll have to steal your cozy idea for my own corner. Love that first book with a very long name – it looks beautiful! Also I hope you enjoy Born of Illusion, I thought it was a charming, light and very entertaining book. Magicians? You know.

  • Joy, this is such a great haul and S&S Canada is such a generous publisher! Nice package, and you so need to open that so I can see what's inside! I added that book to my wishlist because it does sound kick-ass.

    Have you not read Shadow & Bone yet? What are you waiting for? I truly think it's right up your alley!