The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 59
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  • May 12, 2014

Hello everyone.

It’s that time of the week again. I’ve had an up and down morning (already) and I am ready to talk books.

So, here’s this week’s haul.


It’s a slow week, but I’m not surprised. I’m in between the giant boxes and not to the end of the season yet. By late June I will be getting more of a cascade. For now I am fine with a slow trickle. Slow trickles allow me to catch up.

(Insert maniacal laugh here.)

(I’ll never catch up.)

To that end I have been rereading Leigh Bardugo, and dabbling with her online short stories as well (Little Knife releases tomorrow!).  I am slowly working through upcoming releases, so there’s that. I did finish Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau (review impending) and I am thinking of reading something light and fun. I keep hearing good things about Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, so that might be it. The fine folks at Bloomsbury sent me a finished copy of it a few weeks back, so it might be time.

(It just started raining like a beast here. I love thunder storms.)

I still have these books to read as well. Which should I do next?

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Dark Metropolis by Jacklyn Dolamore

The Strange Maid by Tessa Gratton

City of Savages by Lee Kelly

(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

I don’t hate the idea of you folk voting for a book for me to read. Gods knows I can’t choose for myself. Well, sometimes I can’t, and now is one of those sometimes. Too much choice.

I think my focus problems are starting to go away (I hope, I hope… I hope!). My husband is working on his graduate thesis in Entomology (there’s a reason I call him The Beekeeper!) and we have a lot of down time these days. It’s almost absurd not to read while he is studying. I can’t do much else. So, I suspect (and hope) that I should be flying through books the next six months. I have been diverting myself a little with TV shows (while cleaning up old reviews on the blog). I’m catching up on all the favourites – Game of Thrones (The episode this week!), Call the Midwife, Doctor Who (yes, now a favourite. I love Amy and Rory.), and so many more. I have a ton of intent to read, so we’ll see what happens.

Oh yeah, have to start Hemlock Grove soon too. Book group read.

(wow, huge crack of thunder! Hello and good morning to you too!)

Besides that, I can’t wait for Ruin and Rising. Who’s with me on that?

…and, I still kinda want to reread books that I know aren’t good for me… for the “getting other things done” aspect. At this point A Feast for Crows (by Mr. Martin) is talking dirty to me (and I still have not read A Dance with Dragons). Gone with the Wind is still in the back of my brain too. Maybe for summer… maybe vacation.

Oi, so much to do.

I’m rambling, so I’ll leave it there. It is your job to answer these questions though –

What should I read next from the list above?

What are you currently reading? Would you recommend it to me?

What are you most looking forward to read that is not out yet?

Thanks all. Until Next week.

– BP

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Skye @ Skye's Scribblings

2014-05-12 13:11:42 Reply

Still vote for Afterworlds by Westerfeld! Gotta know if it’s any good.

I’m on the last 100 pages of Open Road Summer by Emery Lord. While it’s not a spectacular read for me, it’s a solidly good read, even if the last half has feels like it’s dragging on. I think I’ve been reading too much contemporary though, so I’m really excited to give Hungry by H.A. Swain a try next!

I’m most excited for Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger! I look forward to ALL her books with great excitement (she’s my favorite author), so it’s no surprise. 😉 I actually just got to meet/chat with her yesterday, and I’m still flailing!

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones also looks really good, I’m excited about that one as well. Curious about The Taking – I have heard good things. Good luck with the never-ending stack and happy reading! 🙂