Firstly, THANK YOU! I’m about halfway through my Spotlight on Steampunk event now, and I’ve gotten so many lovely comments about it! Thanks to anyone who’s read, commented, or shared the posts! (: It’s been really great running it so far, as I’ve read some brilliant steampunk fiction, and it looks like I’ve gotten some people interested in the genre, too. Tomorrow there’ll be an interview, and later on in the week a guest post- both by two fantastic fantasy/steampunk authors. I hope you’ll enjoy them! ;D A quick break from the Steampunky-ness for a book haul post, now-
I haven’t done a book haul post in AGES! :O (By ages, I mean about three weeks). I have gotten a few books over that time, but I’ll only put this week’s stuff in here! 🙂
On another note, I was on Goodreads a few minutes ago getting the book jacket images for this post- and I saw that I’ve beaten my Goodreads goal for this year! I am hugely happy. I’ve managed to read 175 books, which is a stupid amount 0_0! Though, I’m hoping I’ll get at least to 185 by 2014, as December’s not quite done yet. Anyway, onto the new books!
Received in Post:
A boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson: This looks like a really amazing debut, by the cover and the synopsis! There’s been a lot of excitement around the March title around twitter and the blogosphere, as there’s a campaign for bloggers where a blogger receives two copies, then leaves one in a public area to spread the words.
I emailed Usborne asking to join in- and although they didn’t have enough copies to let me help, they did send me one with a lovely goody bag! Thanks Usborne, you awesome people (: I will be passing this on after I’ve read it!
Numbers by Rachel Ward: Rachel Ward’s books look like just my thing- teen thrillers! I’ve seen a lot abut her novels this year especially, as her latest book The Drowning was recently released. I@m looking forward to starting the first in her trilogy! I know a lot of people have really enjoyed it- so I was so excited when I found this in a second hand bookstore today.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Mathew Quick: I have a feeling that I’m going to be crying at this. A LOT. This came out not so long ago, and pretty much everything I’ve heard is positive. By the synopsis- this sounds heartbreaking, and I’ve been meaning to buy a copy for ages. I finally bought it, and though I’m scared to start it, I can’t wait to, at the same time!
So. that’s my mini book haul for the week! What books did you buy or receive- or have you read any of these? Leave a comment! (:
Congrats on reaching your goal! I’m nowhere near mine 😦 Will aim lower next year! I really love the Numbers trilogy so hope you enjoy it. A Boy Called Hope sounds amazing! Happy reading 🙂
Aw! 😦 You are doing great though, Debbie! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed Numbers. I’m so excited for it. Hope looks so good… the cover is very simply pretty, too!
I’ve heard that a Boy Called Hope is really good and I love the idea of this campaign – it sounds lovely! I really enjoyed Rachel Ward’s The Drowning and I’ve heard good things about both Numbers and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. Hope you enjoy your books!
Yes! It’s such a great idea to promote a book- it’s a little like the Books on the Underground campaign. So glad you enjoyed The Drowning! That looks so great 😀 Thanks, Maya!