Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 161


White Hot by Sandra Brown | After Hours by Claire Kennedy | Seed Seeker by Pamela Sargent | Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond | French Silk by Sandra Brown | Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Sorry, no On the Night Table post this week as I’ve yet to finish the two books I’d planned to read last week. I did read five books though, but sadly not the ones I’d intended to read in the first place.

Anywho, so yeah. Hoarders! My husband just can’t say no to me. But I know I have to do a better job of thinking about our finances. Yesterday, I saw that some people have found Six of Crows and After You in their bookstores already, and I mentioned to my husband that I needed those books. He offered to take me yesterday (sweet man that he is), but I told him it can wait (even though I was dying inside!). This is the life now, I suppose.  I read this inspiring post by Blodeuedd about how she was able to get to the bottom of her to-be-read-book-pile and I got to thinking about what an accomplishment that would be. It is difficult, but I think I owe it to myself to try to achieve the same goal. 

A couple of the books I got last week were picked up a thrift shop (I’ll give you one guess which books they are). Actually, I had three in my cart, but as I was paying for them, the girl told me one was $5! For the first time in my life, folks, I opted to put it back, and even attempted to bargain with the cashier. Oh the horror. No shame, I tell you.  The other two only cost me $5 in total, so I felt like it wasn’t worth the five bucks.

Seed Seeker was sent to me by Tor/Forge. I haven’t read the other books in the series, but I’ll try to read them soon. Unfortunately, I don’t have the second book. So we’ll see how that will go. I, at least have book 1. Thank you so much, Tor!


25719256 I requested this copy from Net Galley. I don’t request too many books at any given time because it causes so many problems for me. But considering I’m officially on the wagon, I think Net Galley and I are going to be the best of friends. I try not to abuse it. Normally, I go and request two books maximum, otherwise, I’ll be overwhelmed.  I’m looking forward to reading this one! I’ve read a few books by Josh Lanyon before, so I’m a bit familiar with this work. I can’t wait to read this!

This book will be out on November 16th, 2015. Thank you, Carina Press and Net Galley!


Fresh out of college and recently dumped by his long-time girlfriend, shy and bookish Jefferson Blythe is touring Europe using an inherited vintage copy of Esquire Magazine’s Europe in Style.

Jefferson Blythe, Esquire is about old maps, new adventures, getting lost, getting found, getting drunk, and being mistaken for an international criminal. In other words, normal summer vacation when you’re in your twenties.


  • Alex [Cold Fury, #1] by Sawyer Bennett
  • Instant Attraction [Wilder, #1] by Jill Shalvis
  • Instant Gratification [Wilder, #2] by Jill Shalvis
  • Instant Temptation [Wilder, #3] by Jill Shalvis
  • The Hooker and the Hermit by LH Cosway and Penny Reid

I enjoyed the Wilder series by Jill Shalvis. I tried to resist, but I failed. One-click button is freaking evil. I hate you, Amazon! I won’t be continuing on with Cold Fury, unfortunately. I had so much problems with Alex. And I just don’t think her writing and I will ever get along. Oh man, The Hooker and the Hermit was a barrel of fun! Loved it!

  • Review of Alex by Sawyer Bennett [1 star-rating]
  • Review of Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis [4 star-rating]
  • September in Review
  • New Confession on the Blog: Putting a number on the TBR mountain.