The Perks of Being a Bookseller – Part 39
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  • November 25, 2013

Hello loves.

It’s that time of the week again. I have breakfast and tea and crap tv… and, of course, I made perfect sunny-side-up eggs when I had NO toast to eat with it.


Anywho… Here you go, lovely book porn!


Lots of Harpercollins this week and a couple of others. It’s a slow time of year for ARCs. I’ll get a bunch in late December/January. But for now I am playing catch up on older (to me) ARCs, and doing a shite job at it.

I did manage to finish a couple of books this week, which made me happy. Currently I am reading Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Sarah Fine’s book is creepy and unsettling and I think I am going to really like it, but I’m only three or four chapters in thus far. Castle is the same way. I’m not that far into it yet but I absolutely love the narrator’s voice. It’s so fun. And wonderful. And spirited. And good. And I know that this is going to be one of those books I hold to my heart forever.

Go read it. It’s gorgeous.

I saw Catching Fire last night. My littlest critique of the film (in this case both Hunger Games films now) is I do not feel like they develop the tributes enough going into the arena. This movie I particularly felt the lapse as I wanted to see the extent of the damage the games inflicts on the winners. You do get this perspective from Katniss but no one else, and I have a hard time believing that everyone else is that cold-hearted.

Besides that the film is extremely well done. I started crying about fifteen minutes in and spent the rest of the film teary-eyed and tense and grasping my husband’s hand, and I haven’t been able to think of little else since. It’s a beautiful film, powerful and intense. Go see it.

What else… writing day looms eminent. This means that I will go away for a time. I have some posts scheduled, so hopefully you’ll all stay about for the duration. Mostly I won’t be actively reading books. However, other people might pop up here and there to entertain you while I am knee-deep in candied ginger tears and sobbing over making a plot work on the paper like it works in my head.

And no, I don’t write run-on sentences that are THAT long, for the record. I’m more of two longer thoughts in the same sentence broken up by a comma. I once remembered what that grammar rule is called but it’s escaping me now. Anyone else remember?

So, that means I have to try to finish two (or three) books by the end of the month. So, with that, I am off. What are you folks looking forward to reading and what are you reading right now?


– BP

– Follow the Reader –






Library Thing




Perks 39 November 18 – 25

  1. Tremor      – Patrick Carman. Advanced reader copy. Duplicate.
  2. Death      Sworn – Leah Cypress. Advanced reader copy. Duplicate.
  3. Ask      Again Later – Liz Czukas. Advanced reader copy.
  4. Fire – Sara B. Elfgren and Mats      Strandberg. Advanced reader copy.
  5. Elusion      – Claudia Gabel. Advanced reader copy. Duplicate.
  6. Uninvited      – Sophie Jordan. Advanced reader copy. Duplicate.
  7. Diamonds      and Deceit – Leila Rasheed. Advanced reader copy.


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2013-11-25 15:26:24 Reply

Comma splice 😀 I do that too….


    2013-11-25 16:16:15 Reply

    The term I was thinking of (that just now came to me) was a compound sentence.


2013-11-25 17:49:32 Reply

I feel you! I’m trying to get through the great stack of meh before the year ends at the same time as I hit the writing like a boss:) One or the other may not work out as well as I’ve hoped!

Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

2013-11-25 18:22:17 Reply

eeps! Elusion and Death Sworn. I want to pet the covers 🙂 Lots of goodness in this weeks book porn. Thank you for sharing.