The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 15
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  • April 22, 2013
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Hello folks. It’s that time of the week again. Time for this week’s The Perks of Being a Bookseller. And without further adieu, this is what I acquired during my week.

It seems light (for me) again, which can only mean one thing… I’ll probably be deluged by pubs this week. Sigh. That’s just how it goes.
I have so far received the upcoming seasons from Harpercollins and Simon & Schuster in one lump sum, but there is still Macmillan to consider. And Random House. And Penguin (or is it Random Penguin?). And Scholastic. And Hachette. And a publishers breakfast meeting in May/June. And other trickles. And gifts.
…and being on some of these pubs’ lists three separate times…
Sigh indeed.

But I’m diligent and nothing if not stubborn. So onward we trudge. With a vengeance.
This week I am working on two, what I like to call, “homework” books. I take part in a small book group with my close friends. This month we are reading Patrick Dennis’s Auntie Mame and are meeting later this week to discuss it. So I have to finish it. And it’s pretty good, but it has to be done. So, I drug my heels all the way through it. And next month is just going to be better. We’re reading Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone, which I’m sure will either hit or miss me. Mysteries are not my friend. Even if they are classics. Who knows, maybe I’ll love it.
Adding to that we have the upcoming books for my store’s scheduled Dark Days event. I have already read Kiera Cass, and Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris, but I have to catch up. I just started Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (and I have an arc of Earthbound by her as well). I still have to read Unbreakable by Norris and Reboot by Amy Tintera.
So, four books in 2 weeks.
Game on.
*points* This is my game face, can you tell?
And, in theory, I have a TON of May releases I wanted to read when or near their releases. One I am sort of pining for now is The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan, which I have had in my possession for months (thanks Random House!) but I’m only now getting in the mood for. It’s that thing that happens when I get shackled with homework books. Other, existing books start to look that much sexier, suddenly.
And yes, gentle readers… books are sexy. Despite John Waters thoughts that they have fallen out of fashion.
More or less expect that I will read some combination of these books in the next few weeks. Which means I’m doing NONE of my personal challenges. Which irritates me, but it is what it is. In other news I am still walking (3.8 miles today!) and still planning for the impending nuptials (please let it be done!). If I never plan an event of this grandeur (ha!) again it would be too soon.
…. so not a bride….
But at least it has spurned my bum into mobility. Which is a good thing. And I’m not going to look a gift ponycorn in the mouth.
… yes… ponycorns are better than horses.
(I’m sure my International readers LOVE my translations.)
Well, that’s all folks. I’m off to work and more books. Whee! MOAR BOOKS!!!
What are you looking forward to reading?
– BP
– Follow the Reader –

Perks Week 15: April 15 – 22, 2013

  1. The One and Only Ivan – Katherine Applegate. . Final Hardcover.
  2. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson. . Final Hardcover.
  3. All the Truth That’s in Me – Julie Berry. Advanced Reader Copy.
  4. Palisades Park – Alan Brennert. Advanced Reader Copy.
  5. A Touch Menacing – Leah Clifford. . Final Hardcover.
  6. Artemis Fowl: The Time Guardian – Eoin Colfer. Final Hardcover.
  7. Vengeance Bound – Justina Ireland. Final Hardcover.
  8. Hattie Ever After – Kirby Larson. Final hardcover. Autographed.
  9. Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell. Advanced Reader Copy.
  10. Counting by Sevens – Holly Goldberg Sloan. Advanced Reader Copy.
  11. Angelopolis – Danielle Trussoni. Advanced Reader Copy.



Bonnie R

2013-04-22 16:11:58 Reply

Life After Life was a truly amazing book. I really need to purchase a copy because that is one book that definitely needs to be on my shelf. 🙂 Palisades Park looks super interesting, will have to check that out.
Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits


2013-04-22 16:54:30 Reply

I’m really looking forward to The Treachery of Beautiful Things, Vessel, and What’s Left of Me this week. I’m pretty sure I’ll love at least one if not all which makes me really, really happy.

Cassie @ KnowsProse

2013-04-22 21:05:47 Reply

Jealous of your stack of books! So very jealous. 🙂

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

2013-04-23 03:25:40 Reply

I really want to read the Artemis Fowl book, I’ve read all of them but that one and I’m hoping that it’s better than the last one. The Beautiful and the Cursed is also one that I want to read, it sounds like a different read.

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2013-04-23 07:35:36 Reply

wow good for you!!! Recently I start my reading, and was really trying my best to make time for. Hope can see more great reading from your blog!

Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

2013-04-23 12:56:30 Reply

Books are totally sexy! There is also nothing like actual homework for classes that gets you eyeing up your bookshelf 😉