Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 131


Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay | Suspicion by Alexandra Monir |
Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout |
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes


Can you believe there’s only 12 days before Christmas? My God. Where’ve the time gone? I’m freaking out because I’m nowhere near done with my Christmas shopping. Heck, we don’t even have our tree up in my house! Yesterday would’ve been a good day to put a dent on my to-do list, but dear husband had to work. We only have one car, and I’m not at all prepared to use the public transportation in the city. *shudders* Trust me, you wouldn’t either.

Year End Purgeeeeee

I’m going to do a year-end purge. So stay tune for that. I think there’ll be about 20 books including a couple of completed series, and releases in 2014 that I didn’t get to read, didn’t have any interest in them, didn’t-think-I’d-enjoy-but-I-have-them-anyway books to giveaway. This is only for US/Can. BUTTTTTT, don’t despair, International followers, I also have a couple of $20 Amazon gift card (or your choice of 2 books from Book Depo if Amazon doesn’t ship in your neck of the woods) up for grabs.

Read anything good lately?

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Wake was a good post-World War I novel. I just wish I’d enjoyed it more. I think it suffered from way too many points of views that the story lost its direction and focus at times.

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries was a good instalment; it drove me nuts, but man, I’d kill for the 4th book. That is, I hope there’s a fourth book. If not, I’ll riot…very quietly….by myself.

It hasn’t been a good reading week, obviously. Wake took most of my week. I have no clue why it’d taken longer than most, considering it’s a slight book.

Anyway, I hope to change that next week.

Are you an Erotica book blogger?

If you are, and you’re looking for a guest reviewer, I might be interested in doing guest reviews from time to time. Let me know!

Peace out.

  • I have Gathering Darkness to read too and I am looking forward to that one. I’ve been really enjoying that series. As for Princess of Thorns – LOVEDDD. Although the first 5 pages were like “what the heck is going on?” so don’t give up too fast if you experience that.

  • Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    This time for me next week, and I’ll be stuffing myself with Christmas lunch!! lol
    Have a great week Joy!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • Ooh, a book purge! That’ll be fun! I love clearing out books I don’t need/want. It’s so freeing, and clear space on the shelves is awesome. To be filled!

    Urg, I’m slogging through things as well, not reading too quickly, despite what I’m reading being good.

    I hope you have a great week, Joy–and get that to-do list cleared! πŸ™‚

    • I’m looking forward to making some room in my shelves for sure. πŸ™‚

  • Purges are good! Also you can guest review me any time, J. *winks suggestively* :))) huggles xoxo

  • I have to say I just finished reading Suspicion over the weekend and was so disappointed…review this week. I want to grab Princess of Thorns tho! And oo guest reviewing the bow chicka wow wow aye….

    • Oh boo. I’m disappointed now, too. And yes. Because I read the smut, but don’t really want to post reviews of them on here. πŸ™‚

  • Eileen @ BookCatPin

    *grabby hands* Those are the exact same books I want to get this week. I ended up with none lol…. I’ve been going a little crazy buying books so I’m trying to tone it down haha. Can’t wait for your year end purgeeee. Sounds like so much fun and the giveaways sound amazing. I’m so ready lol!

    • Oh I know! I’m trying to slow down too, because we’re going away in less than two weeks, and I know I’m going to go nuts bookshopping again. ugh.

  • Christy

    Yeah, I don’t blame you on the public transportation. A purge, eh? Now I can’t wait to see what books you’re going to part with.

  • Eeeek! $20 Amazon giftcard giveaway? Yess please. I want an Amazon giftcard more than anything right now, lol. <3 ANYWAY. YAY for bunch of gorgeous books πŸ˜€ And ack. December has gone by way too fast. Christmas is almost here. <3 best of luck getting everything done in time πŸ™‚ You can do it. <3 Hope you love all the books. Happy reading Joy. <3

    • Hahah! Okay. Hold on to your horses. πŸ™‚

  • Time flies by so fast sometimes! 2014 just went past me without I really noticed. Too much just happened in my life(out of which a lot is being documented on my blog xD)

    – Love, Felicia

    • Right?! Well, I had a great year personal and professional. But of course it’s not perfect, but I’m thankful anyway. πŸ™‚

  • I need to do a good book purge as well, a giveaway is a great idea!

    Congrats on your new books, I bet all the covers are gorgeous in person!

    I hear you on the multiple POVs, they really have to be done well to work. Sorry that one didn’t pan out, I love reading during the era of both World Wars.

    • You know, after much consideration, I think the book ended up being good. πŸ™‚

  • We don’t have our tree up either! Usually I’m johnny-on-the-spot with it, the day after Thanksgiving, but I’ve been so busy READING! I know you understand!

  • gotta set that Christmas tree up! πŸ˜€ good thing I have a younger sister who always looks out for Christmas to set up that tree~~
    I hope you’ll enjoy your new books! Happy reading! πŸ™‚

    • Oh i knoowwww. I’m severely lazy today though. πŸ™

  • Melliane

    Oh some beautiful covers, I hope you’ll enjoy them. Happy reading!