The Perks of Being a Bookseller – Part 29
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  • August 26, 2013

Hello all.

It’s Monday, and where would we be without this week’s post of The Perks of Being a Bookseller? Well… I would be reading, but that’s just me.

Here’s what I acquired from the lovely peeps in the publishing world this week:


– Miscellaneous goodies from everyone –


– Shiny new copy of The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski from the fine folks at Macmillan…Obicat loves Macmillan.  –

As you can see, I now have a bunch of Holly Black hardcovers. Well, there’s a good reason for that. Ms. Black is going to be appearing at our sister store in Okemos MI on September 12th at 7 pm and I intend to be there. So I need hardcovers. Yes, yes I do. So I bought hardcovers of the books I wanted. Yes, yes I did. And in keeping with my “I buy it this year I read it thing” let me just say this – I have read all of these books already…So there *grins*.

I am currently reading, and very much enjoying, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield for my big-girl book group. It’s very densely character driven but absorbing as well. And then the second book by her showed up in my mailbox at work this week… so I have that to look forward to. I also started pecking away at Cress by Marissa Meyer (thanks again, Macmillan!). Cress is everything I want in a Lunar Chronicle book, so there’s that. Further down the pipe I have to start reading These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman. TBS is part of an impending read along with Scott Reads It, My Friends are Fiction, and On Starships and Dragonwings. I’m also scheduled to start Dune by Frank Herbert soon for the Lou Tribute. And I have other things in the works, but best not to talk about them just yet… not-so-suspicious suspicions about saying things aloud, and all that.

In other news, I saw The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film this week. It’s flawed, but I enjoyed seeing the book I have loved so much come to life on-screen. I actually began to write a lengthy post about my thoughts on the film in this update but I will do that in another post (it stretched on longer then I thought it would and I don’t have the time NOW to conclude it).

So, that’s about it for this week. What are you reading right now and what are you looking forward to reading most?

Thanks again everyone!

– BP

– Follow the Reader –





Library Thing




Perks 29 – August 19 – August 26


  1. The      Copernicus Legacy – Tony Abbott. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate.
  2. Tithe      – Holly Black. Hardcover format.
  3. Ironside  – Holly Black. Hardcover format.
  4. White      Cat – Holly Black. Hardcover format.
  5. Red      Glove – Holly Black. Hardcover format.
  6. Black      Heart – Holly Black. Hardcover format.
  7. Loosing      Hope – Collen Hoover. Advanced Reader Copy.
  8. Princess      Behaving Badly – Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. Advanced Reader Copy.
  9. The      Winner’s Curse – Marie Rutkoski. Advanced Reader Copy.
  10. Bellman      & Black – Diane Setterfield. Advanced Reader Copy.
  11. The      Valley of Amazement – Amy Tan. Advanced Reader Copy.

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2013-08-26 15:59:22 Reply

The Winner’s Curse!!! I’m REALLY looking forward to it. And the ARC even has the epic cover – awesome! The Curseworkers Series is one of my absolute favorites. I had the pleasure to meet Holly a while ago. Have fun! 🙂

I’m actually reading These Broken Stars right now, and OMG it is SO GOOD. Definitely find the time for it soon!


2013-08-26 17:08:44 Reply

““I buy it this year I read it thing” let me just say this – I have read all of these books already…So there *grins*.” I call shenanigans! That must be cheating or something >.> And totally not the book buying/gift getting strategy I was planning to use for the rest of the year <.<


    2013-08-27 01:42:26 Reply

    I actually have about 6 books that I bought and haven’t read yet. And I don’t know if I am getting to them ANY time soon, considering all that has happened recently… well, this year really. I mean… when did it become almost September? Can we pretend that it’s not? Please?!