So here I am AGAIN with another post- I feel like I've been working on this blog ALL day :P- about the lovely selection of books bestowed upon me this week :D
From the library:
Ivy- More and more I'm starting to like books like this, set in Europe in the 17- and 1800's... books like Aurelia, The Reluctant Heiress, Ophelia, things like that? This is one of those, and it looks spectacular :) Summary: An middle child in a poor family, who everyone thinks is too plain to so much as live... until an aspiring artist discovers her and uses her as his muse for paintings.
Two*Way Street- Yay, I finally got it! At first I thought it looked too predictable. Then I picked it up again and read the first and last sentence (a weird habit of mine... does anyone else do that? I know Jessica Secret from Shut Up I'm Reading does... at least I'm not alone in my quirkiness :D) and it looks great.
TTFN- The first of this series (The Internet Girls... how, ah, original :P) is STILL on the Bookmobile, checked out to some girl name Amber ( her tag was still in it, and so was this funky bookmark she made...) but I figure, seeing as it's written in IM's, I'm not spoiling too much for myself for now :P
Art Geeks and Prom Queens- Yay at this one too! I'm reading this for my ABC Authors Challenge, for N (Alyson NOEL). So far, her books haven't appealed to me on the shelves, but I'm willing to give it a try.
The Recieved: Nada :P
Wreck this Journal- My mom got this for me at Barnes and Noble today, actually :) She gets books in the crafts section and this was there. Maybe this shouldn't count as a book, since you, like, scribble in it violently and stuff... good for passive-aggresive people :D (you can't tell but I'm doing an exaggerated smile and thumbs up. Oh yeah, I'm so cool :P)
The Comeback- OMG yayness! I thought this was coming out in September, and then it was on the to-be-shelved cart... sitting there unattended, all those shiny August books... xD so I sneaked one off and bought it. Yeah, that's as close to BAD as I get :)
The Debs- They had one lone copy of this at Borders. I don't like the sterile, buy-something-quick-then-go-away atmosphere, but they do have copies of books I've been looking for when I go there. This one is about Texan Debutantes. Different subject, huh?
Ipods in Accra- And another yay goes to this one! I ordered it from Amazon quite a while ago, all the way from the UK. At first I didn't really like the cover, because it has all these random drawings, but I love it now :) I did a teaser on it on Tuesday.
Perfect- This was another one of those lone copies, but at Barnes and Noble. I was going to get One Lonely Degree or Ophelia, for the DBR BIrthday Challenge, but got this and The Comeback instead :) It's about a girl with bulemia. Usually I don't like books about this subject, eating disorders, but no one does it better than YA authors. This one looks particularly well done :)
So now you know what I got... how about you?
Sunday, July 26, 2009