Over-Booked [14] – A Book Haul Post

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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:

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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

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?

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Posted December 6, 2014 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 15 Comments


15 responses to “Over-Booked [14] – A Book Haul Post

  1. Jillyn

    Owl and the Japanese Circus is one that I can’t wait to read. I know the feelings about Adobe. My Kindle doesn’t connect to the wifi here at my college, so if the book is going to be archived before I’m visiting home, I’m forced to use Adobe. Bleh.

    Jillyn @ Bitches n Prose

  2. Ahhh yes, peer pressure. Book buying is basically the only time I think peer pressure is a positive thing, it leads me to so many hidden gems. Very excited to hear your thoughts on Dreamer’s Pool! I’ve got it on audio and I hope to listen to it before the year’s end.
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  3. ADD ME TO THE LIST OF BLOGGERS THAT LOVED DREAMER’S POOL!!! I read it about two months ago, and really, really enjoyed it. My first Marillier book, earning a five-star-rating from me! Also, I really enjoyed Golden Son – posted my review today! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Tammy πŸ™‚

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  4. Reviews absolutely matter! I’ve gotten or requested a lot of books based on a lot of your posts here πŸ™‚

    I’m also super excited about Golden Son and Owl and the Japanese Circus (I was hooked by the same review by Bob) from Netgalley. Every time I chisel my NG pile down, I add more.

    And you must make some time for Dreamer’s Pool! Such an awesome book.
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  5. Congrats on getting an ARC of Golden Sun!

    I agree that Adobe Reader is annoying. I read Young Elites on it just because I wanted to read that book so badly.

    I read all those reviews about Dreamer’s Pool too, they make it sound so good!

    I’ve been behaving myself and not buying books close to Christmas. (Kindle books don’t count)
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  6. I’ve been hearing great things about The Cure for Dreaming too. I got an ARC that I still have to make the time for (I’m so behind) but I have high hopes for it! Her debut was fantastic. I just added Annihilation to my TBR… sounds a lot like Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, not sure if you’ve read it and can tell me if I’m right or not. lol Enjoy your reads!