Welcome to my edition of the Caffeinated Book Reviewer's Sunday Post meme and Tynga's Reviews' Stacking the Shelves meme. Check out what I have been doing this week (and will do next week) and my book haul.
This has been quite the exciting week! Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant revealed the cover to Symbiont and Gail Carriger revealed the cover to Prudence on their respective blogs. Both of these books are anticipated reads for me, so I can't wait to get my hands on them. It is definitely a bonus that both books have fantastic covers. Also, after some discussion about my blog template being one of the standard blogger templates, I decided to change it up a bit. I thought that this one was cute and still uses a fairly close color scheme to my old template, so I can keep all of my buttons. :)
Last Week on the Blog
Sunday: Sunday Update - 2/23
This Week on the Blog
Monday: The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan: Review
Tuesday: TTT: Top 10 Popular Authors I've Never Read
Wednesday: Honor Among Thieves by James SA Corey: Review
Thursday: Thoughtful Thursday: Defining a Classic
Friday: February Update
ARCs & Galleys
I got two books and one audio book to review this week. I received The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison and Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and others as e-books. I received a copy of Cress by Marissa Meyer as an audio book from MacMillan Audio
From the Library
My library made a happy mistake this week! I was able to pick up The Amazing Thing about the Way It Goes by Stephanie Pearl McPhee BEFORE the publication day (this coming Tuesday). I love, love, love her previous funny memoirs about knitting.
I bought two e-books this week. One was even $1 more than I usually spend! I bought Splintered AG Howard (it is a kindle deal for the month on Amazon in the US) and Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone. I kept checking out Three Parts Dead from the library, but I never read it. I figure I am more like to read it on my kindle.
A Dance with Dragons by GRR Martin This book is on the back burner until I finish The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: This book is really fantastic so far. I need to find more time to read it, because I am looking forward to how this story all comes together.
Cress by Marissa Meyer: I just started this audio book, and I am loving it so far. I can't wait to find out what happens!
The Amazing Thing about The Way It Goes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: I was so excited to get my hands on this book! I am a bit sad that the book doesn't focus on her knitting adventures, but it is still a lovely collection of short, humorous essay about her life.
Spy Noon by Jordan McCollum: I won this book, and it sounded cute so I started reading it. I got distracted by other books, but I need to come back and finish this little book.
Read This Week
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Glitches by Marissa Meyer
The Little Android by Marissa Meyer
The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer
During the month of March, I am going to concentrate on reading down my TBR pile with the Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Read-a-thon and the Clean Out Your E-Reader Challenge! I am looking forward to reading some books and meeting some new-to-me bloggers. :)