The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 62
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  • June 23, 2014

Hello all.

It’s threatening rain here and I’ve already walked for the morning. So, I am feeling pretty good. I had a book burn yesterday so I am moving on fresh with two new books. But, in the meantime, here are the things I acquired this week.


So many books. Not enough seconds in the day. Sigh.

I started reading Gone Girl. Finally. It’s been on my list since blowing up last year and I’m finally getting to it. It’s just as disheartening as you have heard, but I book burned and that usually means I have to wipe my reading palette with something completely different. So, I’m wiping it.

I also started reading Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke on my walk this morning. It’s good so far, lots of infodumps. I hope that it keeps my attention. Parallel universes are hit and miss with me, but I’m intrigued, so there’s that.

Also, sometime in the last week or so this showed up on my doorstep.


I’ve spoken about Peadar before in this post. The sad news is that he is no longer with his publisher and, as such, it’s become a little harder to purchase his book. But he has concluded it by offering it via Createspace (i.e. Amazon). Now, many of you know that I would NEVER encourage you to buy Amazon, especially with the recent drama between them and Hachette. However, since this is the only option so be it, and you’re supporting a fantastic author as well.

Support local, always, but buy Peadar’s books as well. Here’s the link for The Volunteer.

That is probably the ONLY time you will ever see me supporting a purchase on Amazon. EVER. And I’m done now.

(And thank you, Peadar, for the book.)

What else, Cassandra Clare has ARCs for The Bane Chronicles! Holy shite. I haven’t seen an ARC of her since… Clockwork Prince? I think that’s right. I have to decide what to do about this ARC. My relationship with Clare has skewed into complicated these days. I still love her and I’m excited to see the ARC, but I’m also still annoyed about several more series coming out in her Shadowhunter world. I also need to catch up on two of her series, and I’m not running to do that anytime soon. Like I said, complicated. Still on autobuy, but complicated.

I know, it doesn’t make sense. Some day I will explain it better. Right now I’m still about where I was when I wrote this post.

Other than that lots of good things going on in life. I am heading out to my sister store in Okemos tonight for the Fierce Reads event at 6pm. Can’t wait to see Leigh Bardugo again! I met her and Emmy Laybourne two years ago when they first toured with Fierce Reads. They came to the store I work at in Lansing and both were very lovely. It will be good to see them both again.

And, with that I am out. What are you reading this week and what are you most looking forward to read?

Happy Monday, all!

– BP

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Jennifer @ Live to Read, Love to Read

2014-06-23 12:07:27 Reply

I can’t stop staring at your copy of Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I can’t wait for it to come out, I hope you get a chance to read and review it soon!

Skye @ Skye's Scribblings

2014-06-23 12:35:18 Reply

Lucky you getting rain! We’ve barely had clouds here in Phoenix. If you ever find yourself with too much, feel free to send some my way. 😉 Nice stack from Harper this week! I’m intrigued by Kiss Kill Vanish, it sounds pretty good.

I’m participating in Gail Carriger’s Book Group and this month’s pick was Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach. Finished it last week and LOVED (I was in reading slump and it yanked me right out of it!), so I dove straight into the second book in the series, Honor’s Knight. Had to put it on hold today though to start reading Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis – I’m interviewing the author, so I need to get it read before my questions are due. So far not too impressed, but it’s early pages.

Have fun at Fierce Reads! 🙂