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  • November 23, 2016

*Gaspshockawe* Yes… quiver in delight, gentle readers. Guess what I am giving away? Up for grabs is one Advanced Reader Copy of Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.  I read it already and it’s very good…and you want it, I know you do.

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  • November 21, 2016

Hey all. I am throwing my hat into the ARCs For Trade program on Twitter. I have a ton of older things I need to find homes for, good books too. Some of them are bound manuscripts, some of them are autographed ARCs. I hate to see them get pitched but I don’t have the…

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  • November 20, 2016

Hey all. I am back from the world of baby leave. How’s everyone doing? …Actually, I am firmly still enmeshed in the world of baby leave until early January, but who’s counting? Beyond that, books have been piling up in the wake of the new world order. Behold! Yes…I do currently have two copies of…

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  • November 20, 2016

All, One month ago the Xenomorph – Prince Bowie Ziggy Penguin Mercury F#@king Palmer, decided it was time to leave their host in search of greater things. After 6.5 hours travel from their realm to ours, the Xenomorph came to be. The child was born biologically female, though there is nothing yet to determine if they…

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  • November 20, 2016

The upcoming release Carve the Mark has a lot of expectations to live up to. Veronica Roth’s first series, the Divergent trilogy, was one of the biggest successes in the Young Adult market to date. This is her follow-up book, the first in a new Science Fiction duology, and it’s a very different book than those…

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  • October 12, 2016

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is a series I have had sitting on my back-burner pile for quite some time. I started reading an ARC back in late 2012 and abandoned it about a third in. While I found it interesting, I was simply not in the mood for it at the time. Rather…

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  • October 6, 2016

If anyone had any doubts as to its existence, this came through the store mail yesterday. So yes, clearly Harpercollins DID print advanced copies for Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark. I don’t know how many nor how few. I don’t know how hard they are to come by, but they do exist. I started reading…

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  • October 2, 2016

Hey all! I still have not gone to the hospital for delivery yet. In light of that, it’s time to blog again. Books have been coming in, as you can see.  Behold!!! I have been treating myself once every two weeks or so to a visit to our Friends of the Library book store in…

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  • September 19, 2016

Hey all. You’re here to ogle books, right? Well, Here they be in all their glory. Books!!!!

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  • September 19, 2016

Furthermore is the debut Middle Grade book by Tahereh Mafi. It is a standalone fantasy novel perfect for all ages to read. I finally got a chance to read the ARC that I have had for a while. I was glad to read it at this time near its release date. It was very much…

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  • September 18, 2016

AS OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2016, THIS CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED TO NEW ENTRANTS. I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE BOOKS SHORTLY.  Hello everyone. I am knee-deep in the last trimester of pregnancy (the last possible five weeks, even!). I have decided to go out with a bang beforehand and host a very cool giveaway…

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  • September 9, 2016

The Call is the newest novel by Peadar O’Guilin, an Irish novelist most commonly known for his series that begins with The Inferior. Several years ago, The Inferior became my favourite book of the year. When I learned that O’Guilin had a new book coming out, I immediately grew excited. I could not wait to see…

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  • August 10, 2016

Nevernight is a new fantasy epic by Jay Kristoff, the first of a series. It’s one of those books that I heard about and immediately coveted with every fiber of my being. After acquiring an ARC through my ever-lovely publisher rep, I put it upwards in the priority pile. Last night I finished it and now I…

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  • July 17, 2016

Maestra is a book I only heard about thanks to work (thanks work!). My manager pointed it out to me back in April, saying it was poised to become this year’s The Girl on the Train. I was intrigued by the premise and thought it may be one for me. At the time, I downloaded…

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  • July 11, 2016

Hey folks. How’s everyone post-American holiday? Everybody blow things up in the name of liberty? Good? Good. Things have been going…well, just going for me. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, books! As you can see, the incoming books really do never end, which on many levels is good and on others…