Books I bought:
I promised myself not to buy a lot of books because I want to start using the library more and saving money for future things. These are some books that I've wanted for awhile and many were in the bargain bin!
Me, The Missing and The Dead by Jenny Valentine
The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
While I'm not a fanatic, I have enjoyed extensions of Austen's work, such as, The Jane Austen Book Club and Austenland. This seemed like a worthy addition.
The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares
I am intrigued by this cover. And it was only 5.98!
Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis
This one was only 4.98. It was on a book club reading list too. Thought I'd check it out. Prolly won't read until summer though.
There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
Another book club pick and only 5.98. Like the shoes on the cover. Seems to have more than one title though, saw it listed as A Place Like Here. Also, she wrote PS I Love You, which I didn't read but I liked the movie.
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
AS King seems like an awesome person. She is on Facebook and Twitter. She has a cool website with a kick a** trailer and she's always running contests. But most important, WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY!!! I admit, I'm a tad older than she is, but you can't have it all. Come and join our birthday bash on Tuesday on Facebook! I can't wait to read this!!
In Between by Jenny B. Jones As part of a challenge by Laurie Halse Anderson to support your local indie bookstore, I bought this book at my church bookstore. It looks like a lot of fun. The main character, Katie Parker, has a great voice filled with sarcasm, my favorite type of voice. I've previewed a few chapters and it's fast and easy. I look forward to reading it over spring break. Here's chapter one for your perusal.
Soul Tracker by Bill Myers
This is another indie pick. This is actually an MP3 download though. It's available from Zondervan through symtio. You purchase a card with details on back and then you download from their website. You can purchase ebooks too! You can read an excerpt and then check out other titles here.
Books I borrowed:
I borrowed quite a few books, but in the interest of time, I'm just going to list them. You can get more information about them at Book Blather.
The Makedown by Gitty Daneshavri
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
Books I begged for:
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
I won this book in a contest from Kid's Book Club Book's online site. They published a book for children to help them do their own book clubs, complete with recipes. In addition to the giveways, they host recommendations from other children. They also help you do a phone call interview with an author! Check it out!
Well, that's all for this week. I'd better get reading!
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