The Perks of Being a Bookseller – Part 61
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  • June 9, 2014

 Hello all.

It’s been a few weeks since I updated my perks feature. For the first I didn’t get any books, which is always a shocker. The last one I was out-of-state, so I couldn’t do it then. Now I have time. And I have books. So here they are.

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Books! All the books. All of them.

I’m starting to have trouble with space, so I think I’m going to have to stop taking in so many physical ARCs. I just can’t anymore.

However, that doesn’t seem to be stopping them. So I guess that just means more contests. Right?

I got side-tracked the last week reading a manuscript that I wrote in December 2012. It’s something I wrote and didn’t look at for all that time. Last week I read it and I’m surprised by decent it is. I thought it was going to be awful and it’s not! Squee.

That means that I have been ignoring my need-to-read-now books. But I’m getting better since I’m, like, 98% done with this round of edits. I’m catching up. Slowly, but surely.

I’m currently reading The Strange Maid by Tessa Gratton and The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Both are quite good but, like I said, I’ve been distracted. That said, I have been productive, so that’s good. No rest for the wicked.

I’m cutting this short for this week. What are you reading now? What are you most looking forward to reading in the future?

Happy Monday!

– BP

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Skye @ Skye's Scribblings

2014-06-09 13:24:18 Reply

I’ve been having the same problem this week! An old manuscript has been vying for my attention, along with a newer writing project, so I haven’t been reading as I should. I’ve also been in a bit of a cleaning mode, so when I do sit down to read I end up going through old writer magazines. The more I get rid of though, the more closet space I create! I’m supposed to be reading Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. It’s been a little too introspective but still a good read and I really need to focus on it because I’m seriously falling behind!

As usual, nice haul this time – you’ve got some really great titles in there. I believe I can make out The Accidental Highwayman, which I hope you’ll read soonish because I’m really curious to see what you think. It’s supposed to be in the vein of The Princess Bride and it sounds like a lot of fun.

I don’t read anything digital myself so the very few physical ARCs the publishers send me are treasures, but I remember that aerial pic you posted of your To-Read “pile” and wondered when your collection would finally start overflowing your space. You’re a lucky gal to be so well loved by the pubs, but I can see where it could become just too much. Good luck trying to get them to let up a little, but until they give you a reprieve be sure to keep a snorkel handy – we don’t want to lose you in a book draft! 😉