The Perks of being a Bookseller: Part 2
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  • January 7, 2013
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Ladies and gents, the first week of January Perks yields. 
Many of these are Advanced Reading Copies that were given to me through the publishers. There are a few hardcovers, however, that were gifts from friends and pubs as well. In keeping with the new feature, The Perks of Being a Bookseller, this is what came into my house this week.

 The first trickle was random publisher goodies that wandered in through the store over the course of the week.This is was happens when the Promo Co-ordinator at my work cleans up her office after neglecting it for the Holidays.

I thought I wasn’t going to get a lot of books this week, and then this showed up, a whole giant box from Macmillan (plus a few non-Macmillan hardcovers that were gifts from friends).

Note the disproportionate tiers. This is what I am keeping vs. what is going back to the store for other employees to take. Guess what I am keeping… the smaller pile.The larger one has a ton of duplicates that I already had and things I am not interested in.

What am I most excited for? Well, these of course…

… And this… note the bookmark already in the pages.
So, what are you excited for that you see here?

Oh! And if you haven’t voted in the YA2U contest yet, please do. My city (Lansing Michigan) was third last time I knew.

Please go here to vote.

That’s all folks. What did I get in the mail this week? A sum total of 47 books. Many of them duplicates.
Prepare for giveaways.

Here is the itemized list of what was gifted to me this week. 

January Perks (Week: January 1 – 7) Featured Titles
  1. Soldier Dog – Sam Angus. Advanced Reader Copy.
  2. One + One = Blue – MJ Auch.  Advanced Reader Copy.
  3. Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo. Advanced Reader Copy.
  4. Dance of Shadows – Yelena Black. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate.
  5. Unremembered – Jessica Brody. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  6. Bad Kitty: School Daze – Nick Bruel. Advanced Reader Copy.
  7. Me, Him, Them, and It – Caela Carter. Advanced Reader Copy.
  8. Killing Rachel – Anne Cassidy. Advanced Reader Copy.
  9. Anthem for Jackson Dawes – Celia Bryce. Advanced Reader Copy.
  10. Doomed – Tracy Deebs.  Advanced Reader Copy.
  11. A Song for Bijou – Josh Farrar. Advanced Reader Copy.
  12. The Silver Dream – Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate.
  13. Sapphire Blue – Kerstin Gier. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  14. Family Pictures – Jane Green. Advanced Reader Copy.
  15. The Faithful Executioner – Joel F. Harrington. Advanced Reader Copy.
  16. Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris. Final Hardcover.
  17. Red River Stallion – Troon Harrison. Advanced Reader Copy.
  18. The Worm Whisperer – Betty Hicks. Advanced Reader Copy.
  19. NOS4A2 – Joe Hill. Advanced Reader Copy.
  20. Libriomancer – Jim C. Hines. Final Hardcover.
  21. Of Beast and Beauty – Stacey Jay. Advanced Reader Copy.
  22. The Madness Underneath – Maureen Johnson. Duplicate.
  23. Dark Triumph – Robin LaFevers. Advanced Reader Copy.
  24. The Good House – Ann Leary. Advanced Reader Copy.
  25. Going Vintage – Lindsey Leavitt. Advanced Reader Copy.
  26. Odette’s Secrets – Maryann MacDonald. Advanced Reader Copy.
  27. Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace – Nan Marino. Advanced Reader Copy.
  28. Arclight – Josin L. McQuien. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  29. Forevermore – Cindy Miles. Advanced Reader Copy.
  30. Kiki Strike: The Darkness Dwellers – Kirsten Miller. Advanced Reader Copy.
  31. Hysteria – Megan Miranda. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  32. Marco Impossible – Hannah Moskowitz. Advanced Reader Copy.
  33. Fox Forever – Mary E. Pearson. Advanced Reader Copy.
  34. Cinders and Sapphires – Leila Rasheed. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate.
  35. Gorgeous – Paul Rudnick. Advanced Reader Copy.
  36. Farseed – Pamela Sargent. Advanced Reader Copy.
  37. Midwinter Blood – Marcus Sedgewick. Advanced Reader Copy.
  38. Breaking Point – Kristen Simmons. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  39. Jane Eyre Laid Bare – Eve Sinclair. Advanced Reader Copy.
  40. The 13th Sign – Kristin O’Donnell Tubb. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  41. The Waking Dark – Robin Wasserman. Advanced Reader Copy.
  42. Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters – Suzanne Weyn. Advanced Reader Copy.
  43. Stung – Bethany Wiggins. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  44. Furious – Jill Wolfson. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate
  45. Ivy in the Shadows – Chris Woodworth. Advanced Reader Copy.
  46. Stuck in the Middle (Of Middle School) – Karen Romano Young. Advanced Reader Copy.
  47. Paper Valentine – Brenna Yovanoff. Advanced Reader Copy. Duplicate.

 – BP

6 Comments

carrie

2013-01-07 14:46:39 Reply

Yay!! A new Kiki Strike book! I’ve been waiting for another one of those since before I left my job at one of your sister stores in Grand Rapids…4 years ago. What’s the release date on that one?

bibliopunkk

2013-01-07 15:03:18 Reply

Carrie, it comes out January 22.

carrie

2013-01-08 02:05:57 Reply

Thanks!

Anonymous

2013-01-16 00:13:32 Reply

I was wondering how do u get arcs? I was also wondering if you have to read them right away and if u get to keep them? Also u r awesome and should have a YouTube channel

bibliopunkk

2013-01-16 14:21:36 Reply

Anonymous – I get ARCs directly from the publishers for working in a book store (for seven years). I have been building my reputation for many years with consistant reviews to them, so now I pretty much get EVERYTHING. In fact, Harpercollins is currently sending me books by the threes and fours. They know I do giveaways, though.

bibliopunkk

2013-01-16 14:22:30 Reply

Oh, and thanks but no thanks on the youtube channel thing. Public performance anxiety like WHOA with this one here.