Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 112


• Plus One by Elizabeth Fama • The Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols • Gender Outlaws by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman•

• Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke • Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt • Divided by Elsie Chapman •

• Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen • The Name of the Blade by Zöe Mariott •

Hello, dear readers!

Happy Memorial Weekend, to my American friends and followers! It’s such a beautiful weekend up here so far. Yesterday, temperatures reached a high of 29 C – which is very summer-like, and very much an awesome way to send off Spring! I have three days to prepare for BEA. I have not packed, only glanced at the festivities schedule, and slightly going unhinged at the moment.

I’m so proud of myself this week, y’all! I only bought one book (The Biggest Flirts). Well, technically, two, but I bought Plus One when it came out but forgot to include it in my post then. The rest I either won or was sent by publishers.

I won Gender Outlaws at last month’s LGBT Litfest over at Cayces’ and Laura’s blogs. It’s non-fiction, very out there for me, but I’m excited, nonetheless. Much love to Seal Press! I received Dissonance and Through to You from Simon & Schuster; Divided by Elsie Chapman from Random House, which will be stopping by here sometime in June; In the Name of the Blade and Evil Librarian from Candlewick Press. Thank you so much to these awesome publishers!



Stitching Snow started off so great. It was fast-paced and very engrossing. Unfortunately, it petered off when Snow went back home to confront the King and the evil Queen. I say it’s a 3-star read for me.

18667800This was such a fantastic read! I can’t love it enough. Josie’s persistent idiosyncrasies is the best part of her characterization. She’s so adorable!

I don’t know how much time I could spend blogging next week, but I’d planned to do a regular update of the goings-on while in New York. I’m going to do a Live Top Ten Tuesday, which means, I’ll be updating my post as I see random things about NYC that day. I hope I can, anyway. Otherwise, I’ll probably do a Tuesday night post.

So that’s it. Can I just thank you all for continuing to visit and comment on my posts? I’m stunned; truly humbled by the commenters that religiously visit me everyday. Thank you so much. I’ve got nothing but love for you! Seriously guys, commenting back on posts is a phenomenal way to get yourself out there. I’ve recently become friends with a lot of book bloggers simply by visiting them! These people rock.

  • Aw, too bad Stitching Snow fell flat for you. I was looking forward to that one!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  • I’m reading Divided right now! Those look amazing, Hope you enjoy them all

  • Biggest Flirts looks pretty cute. I have a copy, but haven’t started it yet. Dissonance looks so cool. I feel like I’ve been wanting that one for ages. The cover is so pretty. Again, I hope you have a fantastic time!

  • Ooh, I want Biggest Flirts so badly! Yay for ALL those lovely books! And have fun in New York, I know you will! 🙂

  • Have fun in NYC! Take lots of pictures and grab all the books I can’t xD Anyways, love all the books! Your pictures always interest me way more than the actual books, lol. I got Biggest Flirts from Edelweiss, and must get to it soon. Enjoy all your books! 🙂

  • Yay! Hope you’ll enjoy Gender Outlaws! 🙂

    Have fun in NYC!! And take pictures! Your pictures are always stunning so I’d love to see BEA and those museums, etc through your lens.


  • Beautiful picture of your book haul, I love the look of Plus One, Biggest Flirts and Dissonance. I haven’t read them yet, so I look forward to your reviews. I hope you enjoy BEA as well Joy! (I’m totally Jealous)

  • I really need to read Plus One! Biggest Flirts was really cute, and Dissonance was okay for me. Only 3 stars for Stitching Snow? I’m worried now. >< Happy reading, and have fun at BEA, Joy! <33

  • Alise (Readers in Wonderland)

    Awesome books! I hope you like Plus One, it’s definitely…unique, aha. I’m also really excited for Dissonance. Have fun at BEA and Happy Memorial to you too 🙂

  • I can’t wait to see all of your BEA posts! And take care of that ankle.

    I read Plus One, and I thought it was just OK. I’m sorry to hear that Stitching Snow didn’t end well. This is one that I’ve been excited to read.

  • Divided sounds great, and hope that you enjoy.

  • Christy

    Have fun next week!! Take pictures so I can be jealous. 😀


    And what’s with the Evil Librarian book? That’s a hilarious title!

  • Well done on keeping your book buying in check Joy, I’ve read a lot of great reviews for Biggest Flirts lately, so I really hope you enjoy it and I’ve had Plus One for the longest time I really should start it soon! I hope you have an amazing time at BEA!

  • So many amazing books there! I just got Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols book, so I’m looking forward to reading it, too 🙂
    Have a great weekend and I hope you have fun at BEA <3

  • yay some new books all new to me! I can’t wait to see what you think of them. Happy reading!

  • Yay 😀 Lots of awesome mail sweetie. <3 Ack. Plus One. I loved that book so much. I hope you do too 🙂 You must, hih. Anyway. I hope you have an AMAZING time at BEA 😀 But yesss. So jealous. Sniffs. lol 🙂 ALSO. 29C?! I HATE YOU. Jk 😀 But we have just 4C here.. and still not green trees. It is a VERY SLOW spring this year. Which is all kinds of unfair, as I love the heat :p Hope you enjoy the warm weather. <3 And happy reading Joy 🙂

  • How super exciting, I hope you enjoy BEA Joy. So jealous, I wish I could be there! Looking forward to lots of photos from the event and any recap you do. 😀

    Biggest Flirts sounds so cute! I hope you enjoy it. And good job on only purchasing one book! 😛

  • Biggest Flirts is one of my all time favorite reads! I still need to pick up my own copy of it, but I think the spine of the book is adorable. Plus One is also a great read. It was really unique.

    I am so excited for Through To You. I’ll read pretty much anything Lauren Barnholdt writes, lol.

  • Zoe

    Wow! GREAT haul! I’ve heard so many great things about all of these – especially Plus One – and can’t wait to see what you think Joy! Have fun at BEA! 😀

  • Jac @ For Love and Books

    I was so hesitant to pick up Stitching Snow for that reason!! I want to love it, but I’m afraid it will fall flat 🙁

    Jac @ Two Moms Reading

  • I am looking forward to your thoughts on Biggest Flirts, Dissonance, and Divided! I’m sad to see Stitching Snow tapered off :/


  • What a fantastic bunch of books. My friend and I have been counting down until The biggest Flirt came out yet we have still to purchase our own copies. I have high expectations so hopefully it’s really good; Jennifer Echols’ books usually are.

  • Nice haul, and the books that caught my eye are Love and Other Foreign Words and Through to You.
    Good luck a BEA!

  • woohoo, you’re going to BEA? 🙂 Happy girl! I demand lots of pics of books, chocolate and delicious cakes! Pretty please? Hope you have fun, sweetheart, and I’ll be looking up Evil Librarian on Goodreads – love the title 🙂

  • I am so excited for you that you are attending BEA (and jealous!), I know you will have a blast!!

    Congrats on all the great books. 🙂

  • That’s because you rock Joy! I love you and your blog 😀

    I heard good things about Plus One and Biggest Flirts but have not read them yet so I can wait for your review. It’s too bad about Stitching Snow, the premise sounds promising. I’ll still give it a shot, but I think I’ll read the Lunar Chronicles first.

    Have fun at BEA. I just found out that Kresley Cole is going to be there. Argh. I want to meet her.

  • Nice haul of books. I see some amazing wonderful books. Heard really good things about the One, I still need to read The Elite.

    Grace @Books of Love

  • i’m loving all the spines! (LOL sorry i’m a huge spine person…It’s weird!) but anyways i also got dissonance this week and it looks super good and i can’t wait to read it! Great haul!