Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 103


Welcome to this week’s edition of Hoarders; where the madness of book hoarding is justified by saying, “hey, at least my vice is not drugs!”.

I’ve accepted the fact that a good blogging week for me is posting 3 to 4 posts per week, and that if I visit Bloglovin’ at least twice a week, I still can get to your posts and comment on them. The thing is, with my new job (that I’m loving, by the way), I’m just not able to do a heck of a lot of my hobbies. I think I’m okay with this. So bear with me. I don’t let a seemingly infinite number of unread posts bog me down.

Last week, I posted a couple of reviews (The Originals by Cat PatrickΒ andΒ The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski). I also posted the 21st edition of Confessions of an Addict, where I featured a couple of readers who inspire me to read better. I’m glad for all your input, dear readers. I’m thankful that you understand where I was coming from to a certain point. I love you all for placating me, and for making me feel like I have nothing to be embarrassed about with my reading choices. And I really don’t. I was just having one of those days when I feel just a bit inadequate. I’m over it. πŸ™‚

Anyway, this week was a quiet week on the book-buying front.

Β Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin

Archetype by M.D. Waters
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Taste Test by Kelly Fiore
Unforgotten by Jessica Brody
Have a great week, everyone! And thanks ever so much for reading.Β 
  • Yay, Perfect Lies! Love that duology (: And posting great posts is so much more important than posting every day. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your new job though.

    Happy reading!

  • I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying your new job. That's awesome. Work can certainly get in the way of hobbies, though. Stupid bills that need paying. I really enjoyed Perfect Lies. I don't know what it is, but I just love that series. Great haul! I hope your week is going splendidly.

  • I think that's a good balance to strike between posting and blog-visiting. That's about what I'm able to do, too. I'd love to do more, but ya know, this little hobby doesn't pay the bills!

    I read Unforgotten last week. It was on par with Unremembered for me, which was OK. I'm unsure if I'll read the last book from this series. I also picked up Perfect Lies from the library, but it's pretty far down on my list of reading priorities. I thought Mind Games was a bit of a mess, but I wanted to try to give the sequel a chance.

  • Awesome Haul!!! Perfect Lies looks so good, and I love Jessica Brody! You got so many beautiful books! Happy Reading πŸ™‚

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  • Thanks, Brandi. I hope I will too. πŸ™‚

  • I hope I will too – though I've sort of forgotten Mind Games already. Whelp.

  • I enjoyed Perfect lies but liked the first better. hope that you like it though

  • Perfect Lies, baaaaby! Love my Fia. I hope you enjoy it *crosses fingers*

    I've determined that posting 2-3 times a week is plenty for me, so I'm with you on that front. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Christina. I hope I'll enjoy them too. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Emily. πŸ™‚ It's so hard, but I'm going to try.

  • I'm trying to curb my spending slowly, so yah. Six books is definitely a quiet week. πŸ™‚

  • It sounds great, Rachel. So yes, I'm looking forward to reading Archetype (thanks to your wonderful review). πŸ™‚

  • Ha! I didn't even notice the kissing covers. Lol!

  • A Really Awesome Mess looks like fun–love that cover! Perfect Lies also looks good. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  • A Really Awesome Mess looks well awesome! I hadn't heard of it before now but I will definitely be checking it out. I'm also glad to hear you're enjoying the new job! Work always bleeds in to hobby time but I know you'll strike that perfect balance =)

  • A Really Awesome Mess looks cool πŸ™‚ Ha. Quiet week? I usually buy one book a MONTH and just borrow most of them. I think I've stopped buying because I'm still swamped in review copies, lol.. Great haul! Enjoy all of your books! Glad you're loving your new job πŸ™‚

  • Archetype! Yes! Now I hope you love it as much as I did. *bites nails nervously*
    Good luck on your new job, Joy, I know that can be stressful settling in. πŸ™‚

  • Oh, I've heard some really awesome things about A Really Awesome Mess, and (the cover of) The Orenda looks interesting! And two “kissing covers”!! Lol.

  • Thanks, Shannon. So difficult nowadays but I'm definitely going to try. πŸ™‚

  • Oh yes! That's why I picked it up. I read her review on your blog. πŸ™‚

  • It is nice. Also that yellow has a way of calling out to you. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, K. πŸ™‚ I'm trying to ignore it at the moment, because I have some unfinished reading pile waiting for me. Ugh.

  • I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your new job! I hope that you find a good balance so that you can still do fun things! I really want to read Perfect Lies, I enjoyed her other series. I hope you like it!

  • Aww I'm sorry that your job is taking over all your free time Joy, I hope you'll have the time to read some of these pretties soon! I know Rachel really enjoyed Archetype, so I can't wait to see how you get on with it!

  • Oh I love the cover of A Really Awesome Mess, it's so nice! You had some great books this week. I hope you'll enjoy them all and I'm curious to see what you think of them.

  • Awesome news about your new job, Joy! *hugs from us both* And as usual, your books look yummy, specially the yellow one “A Really Awesome Mess”. I personally think this is the best addiction ever and the most harmless. Enjoy all!

  • Thanks, Victoria. It's funny, because before reading The Readers' Den's review, I've not heard, nor seen anything about this book. And now, everyone's singing its praises! Lol. I am definitely excited to read this one. πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Victoria.

  • Oh, oh! I loooved Archetype, hope you enjoy it too Joy! πŸ˜‰

  • Thank you! Let's hope we can keep it going for the next few weeks. Lol.

  • Right? But there is a lot of truth in that though. I'd rather be spending a lot of my money on books rather than wasteful vices.

    Thanks for visiting, Grace!

  • Thank you, Montana. I try to do the quality vs. quantity posting, so let's hope I can keep on going. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Rachel. It's a day-to-day challenge, but it really is wonderful. πŸ™‚ Let's cross our fingers and hope that I can get to Archetype soon!

  • O.o Cruel? I'm worried now. Whelp.

  • Thanks, Aimee. I saw a review of Archetype at The Reader's Den, and they tend to be spot on with great reads. πŸ™‚

  • Great haul! We were both restrained this week! I think I've got most of these on my wishlist, I know I've got Perfect Lies which I need to read soon.

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading πŸ™‚

  • LOL. I tell people that too. looks like you got an interesting stack this week. arch type has nice cover.

    Books of Love

  • All of those books look awesome! Taste Test sounds so adorable, and I love books that involve cooking. Also, I've heard some great things about Archetype. I'm very curious about it, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

    Your blog is one of my favorites to read πŸ™‚ You always have such great posts. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  • I'm glad to hear you love your new job! Even with it allowing less time to do other things I think a job that you love that is more work is always going to be better than one you don't love that is less work. πŸ™‚ And your blogging is just wonderful anyways!

    I enjoyed Perfect Lies, though not quite as much as Mind Games. And I'm so curious to see what you think of Archetype! I happened to see it at the bookstore a few weeks ago and am really interested in it.

    I hope you have a great week Joy! πŸ™‚

  • <3 Happy reading Joy :) You got some awesome books this week. I loved Unforgotten, though it is a bit cruel :D But aw. I think you do an awesome job of blogging and commenting. <3 You are amazing.

  • Quiet, huh? So jealous, I usually only buy 2-3 books a week. πŸ™

    Anyway, I've been seeing Archetype a lot and I'm really interested in it! Taste Test looks super adorable as well. I hope you enjoy all of these books! <3