Welcome to Over-Booked, where I share my recent book acquisitions, including review books from publishers, purchases and more! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check out their links to see other book haul posts!
I’ve been keeping a tight rein on review book requests, but I couldn’t resist requesting one new NetGalley title after reading a glowing review (just so you know, I read and pay attention to other bloggers’ book reviews, and if I love the sound of a book based on a review, I go out and buy or request that book. So book reviews, matter!) And I bought a few things because, resistance is futile! Here is my (blessedly) small haul this week:
For review from publisher:
Golden Son by Pierce Brown. OMG!!! I was so excited to get this in the mail unexpectedly, after requesting it. I had never sent a request to this publisher before, and I was like, “What the hell? Why not?” BIG thanks to the kind publicist at Del Rey who read my (rather gushing and unprofessional) email and decided to have pity on me. This one is near the top of the pile!
The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters. OK, so I requested this from NetGalley, but it turned out to be one of those books where the publisher decided not to make the Kindle version available to reviewers. And I can’t tell you how much I HATE working with Adobe Reader (anyone??). Needless to say, by the time I realized I hadn’t downloaded it (and I do have a Nook as a back-up reader for just this reason), it was too late, and NetGalley had already archived it. So I bought a copy, and I hope to squeeze it in. I’ve heard SO many great things about it!
Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. I have so many bloggy friends who loved this (Tabitha at Not Yet Read, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn, Mogsy at Bibliosanctum, and Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings, to name a few), how could I NOT buy a copy? Yes people, it’s peer pressure or the power of the written word, or something. You all are making me buy stuff!
Authority and Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer. I recently read and reviewed (and loved!) Annihilation, and for obvious reasons I knew I couldn’t stop there, so I now have the complete series, ready to binge-read soon, I hope.
For review from NetGalley:
Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish. Big thanks to Pocket Star for approving my request! This is another book where a blogger’s review made me scramble to request it on NetGalley. Thanks to Bob at Beauty in Ruins, who convinced me that this book has my name written all over it:-)
That’s my book haul, what’s yours?