The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 19
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  • May 21, 2013
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After massive blogging panic I am belatedly able to bring you this week’s edition of The Perks of Being a Bookseller. And man, it’s been a day.
You may have noticed that I am no longer registered for the domain Well, gentle readers there’s a good reason… but it involves yelling at Google. At length. Which I won’t do. This is the second time I have lost a domain since I have had this blog. The first time was my fault and I bowed accordingly at my own stupidity. This time was Google’s fault, so I will no longer be giving them any money for a registration name. I figure when I get my big-girl blogging panties I can have a proper registration and all will be good in my blogging orbit. For any of you following me via book markings and what-not you may want to add this address to your favourites…

…and remove the old one. Which has the words DOT NET at the end of it…which I just had to do in my own bookmarks, oddly enough. Long story short the old domain was bought out and I can no longer use it. Le sigh. And since I only barely know how to do anything with a computer I am letting it be and moving on.

(laughs uproariously)

No, seriously. Barely competent on this end I am.

I’m so much more a reader. And pretty much a flailer (not failure) when it comes to electronics. Hence why my blog isn’t prettier.

In fact, if it weren’t for DJ Desmyter I would still be cursing the fates and smashing things and, overall, terrifying my cats with angry Krys-SMASH!ings. So thanks, DJ for talking me down from the book blog ledge and working me through my ineptitude. (Go buy his book, Hunted, as a thank you from me, folks!)

Oh well, out with the old and all that.
So, back to business. This is what I received this week.

How very pretty, no? I love getting final copies. They make the Krys-SMASH!ings calm to a simmering rage. Thanks to the publishers for sending them to me.
Also, not shown are two Netgalley books – A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison and Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead, which I am reading currently. I read A Wounded Name earlier this week and it broke my brain. Now I am reading four books – Gameboard, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, and Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris.
And I originally typed Dameboard first. And I have to tell you that, because bad typos make me laugh. And man I needed one today.
Oh, and I’m also listening to Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel. Because I wanted to reread it, and I’m still walking… and there’s only so much reading time I realistically have in any given day. As well as walking time.
However, I’ve officially lost 15 pounds.


I’m miserably behind on the pile, but then again I always will be. I just need to accept and get beyond the professional reader’s bookseller guilt. I don’t think any other profession has such a phenomena as this – reader’s guilt. It’s wretched, I tell you. Utterly wretched… and glorious in tandem. But it’s a very temperamental psychosis and only more books can help it… I’m convinced, at least.

I can’t wait for summer. I can’t wait for the beach, and reading wanderings. And roamings. And streaming sunlight through trees. And camping. And rivers. And mountains. And reading at all of them. And about all of them.

… even though I have to get better about reading my ARCs. Well, I suppose reading two at a time is okay, right? Right?! Gyah!

Off I go. To the books, and the pile. And the kitties… and, I guess, the Beekeeper. I promise to post more cat and book pics soon. Everyone seems to love those.

– BP

– Follow the Reader –

Perks Week 19: May 13 – 20, 2013
  1. Nobody – Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Final Hardcover.
  2. Doll Bones – Holly Black. Final Hardcover.
  3. The Spiderwick Chronicles 1 – Holly Black. Quality Paperback.
  4. The Spiderwick Chronicles 2 – Holly Black. Quality Paperback.
  5. The Spiderwick Chronicles 3 – Holly Black. Quality Paperback.
  6. The Spiderwick Chronicles 4 – Holly Black. Quality Paperback.
  7. The Spiderwick Chronicles 5 – Holly Black. Quality Paperback.
  8. Once Upon a Tower – Eloisa James. Advanced Reader Copy.
  9. Shades of Earth – Beth Revis. Final Hardcover.



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