The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 92
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  • March 8, 2017

It’s funny how fast time is going now. I just had a shock looking at this blog and seeing it’s been two months since my last entry. Two. Months. Yes, actually it has been. I blinked my eyes and it’s March already. I had a baby and I have apparently activated a time machine. It’s nuts, really.

But, there are always these beauties, which never seem to age. Or, at the very least, not as swiftly.

It’s weird how few other things I have time for these days, reading included. Either I don’t have the time or the energy to focus on it. I spend a lot of time with my daughter, who is worth it, but I can’t believe how fast it’s all going. When they tell you time will fly with an infant, you hear it but you really don’t believe it. I now believe it, because it is really very surreal, all of it.

As you can see, I am acquiring lots of books for Sophie these days. People keep giving them to me. Other than that, I am quite excited for these titles:

I actually cried out aloud when Jane, Unlimited showed up in my hands at the store. I have been excited for new Kristin Cashore for ages. I then had a moment of panic, fearing that it may not be as amazing as I want and need it to be. We have all waited, what…five years for a follow-up book to her Graceling series? (Is it six years? It may be six.) Anywho, it puts a lot of pressure on whether this book will be mind-blowing or not, that much time and distance. I hope it will be good. Correction, I have very high hopes that it will be, and that is terrifying. Because if it isn’t I (we, all of us) will be dashed.

Song of the Current and Flame in the Mist are also titles that have high expectations based upon what I know of them. I adored Renee Ahdieh’s books last year, so that title has some conviction beneath it that it will blow me away. Jury is still out on Current, of course. I hope, I hope, I hope it’s good. I shall have to see, though.

These days my hands are full of this little siren, and I think you can see why that’s important to me.

(Books be damned, you’re really just here now for baby pictures, aren’t you?)

(Yes, she really is this cute. And yes, her eyes REALLY are this blue right now. There’s no filters on this photo, as my un-smart phone takes things completely unadorned.)

So, how am I reading these days, you may ask? Especially with this little distraction so completely absorbing my will? Well, audio-books are doing a lot for me, which is good. I have a hard time stopping to review them though. It’s a completely different way of absorbing content, and I have yet to figure out in my brain how to review one. I am also reading a lot more aloud to her, which takes time. In my house, there are three adults living and we all are reading different books to her. I am reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Peter Pan. My husband is reading Ozma of Oz to her (he finally just finished The Little Prince). My sister-in-law is reading The Trumpet of the Swan aloud. So, even though we are surrounded by books, we are all taking our time to deliver them to her, which is fine and good…but doesn’t work well for a book review blog. I have to be much more patient with everything than I once was.

We are fine with that, though, because, as ever, she REALLY is this cute.

And I’m off all. What are you reading these days? What are you looking forward to reading in the future?

Happy International Women’s Day, all!

– BP

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Elizabeth F

2017-03-08 11:51:33 Reply

She is just beautiful! Time does fly, that is for sure.

Not read anything earth shaking, just mysteries in series I follow. I did enjoy THE CURSED CHILD by JK Rowling. I always like David Baldacci books so I read #4 NO MAN’S LAND in the John Puller series. I’d recommend THE JESUS COW by Michael Perry, though maybe appealed most to me as was a local author. I did enjoy the dry humor.

I’m way behind on two series I’d like to catch up on, THE DRESDEN FILES by Jim Butcher and THE SWORD OF TRUTH series by Terry Goodkind.

Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

2017-03-09 00:42:08 Reply

Wow. I… WOW. There is so much awesome in this post, I don’t even know where to start! I’ll start with the BABY! Such gorgeous eyes. <3333 I would love a grey-eyed baby but too bad everyone in my family has dark brown eyes! BORING! 😀

Jane, Unlimited! Flame in the Mist! Please read those two asap! Those are literally my top two of 2017 so I'm right there with you, except I'm window-shopping by reading this post. =) You must read them soon! Let us know how they are. I would cry if galleys of those two were in my hands too!

I'll be starting Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean soon! It sounds great, and I love the cover. I read Traitor to the Throne recently and adored it! Man that trilogy is so good (so far). I'm meeting Alwyn (and Renee, too!) on Saturday, on a stop of their Penguin Teen on Tour events. I'm so excited!

Happy International Women's Day! Have a wonderful rest-of-the-week. =)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Carina Olsen

2017-03-10 15:29:53 Reply

Yay for blogging 😀 Miss you. <3 And ahh, your girl is just SO CUTE 😀 And holy crap. So so many amazing books. Ahhh 😀 So jealous. <3 I want that ARC of Jane, Unlimited SO BADLY. Sigh. You are the luckiest. <3 Happy reading sweetie 🙂 And eee, Now I Rise. <3 Want. So excited to read it 🙂