The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 91
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  • January 6, 2017

Hey all. How was everyone’s holiday? Mine was interesting. I spent the first actual Christmas day ever not at my Mom’s house and instead went to my husband’s people to celebrate with them. It was odd and different, but not unlovely. Schlepping an infant 12+ hours in the car Β there and back, though…could have done without that.

And while that was going on, books came in. Because, of course they did.

For those keeping track, some of these are duplicates (besides the duplicates in-pile). However, I am so very geeked for a couple of them. Specifically Strange the Dreamer and Thick as Thieves (I’ve waited seven years for this book). I cannot even begin to articulate how geeked I am for TaT.Β 

What else has been going on? Oh yeah, New Years. Happy 2017! I spent a very blissful New Years at home with family playing video games and trying to get back into our routine. In addition to that, I need to get reading more. My goal in 2017 is to get back into reading physical books (specifically, all of my lovely ARCs that have been flooding in). The biggest challenge of course is now that I have a child, and much of the time I am currently caring for her, how am I going to read as much as I once did? I need to try to set asideΒ at least an hour a day so that I can keep up. That seems reasonable, considering.

I have listened to a ton of audiobooks though, none of which I have had time to sit down and review (booo!). The list includes Red Queen, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, the Hush, Hush series, The Girl with All the Gifts, and continues on and on (Overdrive app and library lending are a beautiful thing). I am currently listening to Daughter of Smoke and Bone in attempts to FINALLY finish that series (so good!). I am currently still reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, which I like but is not compelling me to open it right now. I am also reading Anne of Green Gables aloud to the little girl, and that seems to be taking priority, because again…child.

I did not do a writing project this year, because…yeah.

I need to do a best of 2016 book post still. Mental note.

What else? Got nothing. I guess we are good.

What is everyone else reading right now? What are your reading goals for the year?

Happy 2017!!!

– BP

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4 Comments

Liz H.

2017-01-06 09:33:40 Reply

I’m so jealous of this pile! Looks like you have lots to read now πŸ™‚

I loved the narrator for Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Katherine Hvam, right?), and I still need to read book 3, which is one of my goals for 2017.

Thanks for sharing the envy-inducing pile of goodies. Good luck!

Virginia

2017-01-07 11:33:02 Reply

My Christmas was good! Different than expected, if that can give you any indication as to how it went, haha! Hopefully 2017 is better, right? πŸ˜› My reading goal is 60 books! What’s yours?

What are your thoughts on Red Queen? I wasn’t a huge fan of it, and the sequel was a major letdown. (My fangirl heart is still sobbing over that fact.) You should definitely push through A Court of Thorns and Roses, though! I haven’t read the series myself, but I heard the second book is phenomenal. Everyone is currently gushing over it! And have you finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet? Those books were written beautifully! Loved every one of them. πŸ˜€ (Right now I’m about 200 pages into My Lady Jane!)

Hope you have an amazing year!!! <3 WOOHHHOOOOO! Maybe you'll be able to take some time out of changing diapers and cleaning throwup to read! πŸ˜‰ Hahaha

EmilyL

2017-01-08 01:12:33 Reply

I have enjoyed my holiday too! Read many books on my to be read list. I loved daughter of smoke and bones trilogy so I’m super excited for strange the dreamer too.the cover is so pretty! Also excited for crowns fate because I liked the ending for crowns game. Blood rose rebellion seems interesting and on my to be read list. I have tried audiobooks, but sometimes they speak faster than I can process or misunderstand a word and end up having to rewind a bit to catch up. A court of rose and thorn I enjoyed but found court of mist and fury to be a lot better. I just finished stalking Jack the Ripper which was a page turner. Currently reading three dark crown by kendare Blake (just a bit slow but still interesting). Next up is The chemist by Stephanie Meyer. πŸ™‚

Carina Olsen

2017-01-28 14:00:38 Reply

Yaaay for getting so many gorgeous books πŸ˜€ I cannot wait to read Strange the Dreamer. <3 Ahh. It looks SO GORGEOUS πŸ™‚ I hope you will love all of these sweetie. <3 Hugs. Happy reading πŸ™‚ And yay! So glad you had a good holiday πŸ™‚