Musing Mondays: Bookish Excitement

The first Monday of March brings us…

What book(s) are you most excited about right now? (it can either be something you’re currently reading, or something you just bought, or a book/books that are soon to be published).

Well, I’m always excited about books. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it around here a time or two, but I get really giddy and jumpy like a three-year-old when it comes to books. I usually have this big grin, too. I mean, really, what’s not to love about bookish anything?

A couple of recent releases has me super excited. The first is Jeaniene Frost’s This Side of the Grave, the long awaited fifth Night Huntress book. I missed Cat and Bones… and Vlad. And Kira and Mencheres, it was good to see them all again. The second recent release is Molly Harper’s How to Flirt With A Naked Werewolf. How do you not buy a book with that title? I actually finished it early Sunday morning, loved it! There is also Lorelei James’s second Blacktop Cowboys novel, but go figure I have yet to track down a copy at my local B & N’s. GRRRRR!

I’ve been concurrently excited and sad about my recent book purchases. Sad because I’m getting them from a store closing sale, but happy because I love buying new books. Over the last few weeks I’ve bought several new books. Pretty much all romance, like the above mentioned books plus ten or so more – LOL, and non-fiction, mostly women’s studies and history, a couple of philosophy books, memoirs, a promising book called War and Sex looking at the motivations behind men going to war (which I can’t wait to read!), and lastly The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large, because I just wouldn’t be Hannah if I didn’t buy something from true crime.

As for current reads, I’m winding my way through Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love, which is a joy, and my advance review copy of PP&Z: Dreadfully Ever After which is, of course, epic. Darcy and Zombies? YES, PLEASE!

Much as reading should be taking a back seat to my two midterms and five or so papers that I have due this week, I find that I can’t give up my reading time. …Because I love it to much, and really, my brain would be more mush than it already is without some bookish fun to ease the strain.

So, tell me. What books (or other general bookishness) have you jumping with joy at the moment?

10 thoughts on “Musing Mondays: Bookish Excitement

    • Hannah March 7, 2011 / 11:32 am

      It is though, isn’t it? But sacrificing sleep to be able to get some reading done is always worth it. =]

  1. laurelrainsnow March 7, 2011 / 9:57 am

    Oh, I remember when books had to take a “back seat.” It was great to be achieving goals, etc., but the book love is a constant itch that needs to be scratched.

    I’m very sad about bookstore closings, too; which reminds me that I need to get to a sale or two.


    • Hannah March 7, 2011 / 11:32 am

      Absolutely. Much as I love school and learning and such, I just can’t not read. It keeps me sane through the craziness.

  2. Cat March 7, 2011 / 10:08 am

    I can completely relate to the reading backseat. I wish I could just get paid to sit and read all day. Ah! That would be the life.

    I’m deep in to Cat & Bones’ Fifth adventure and loving it. I’ve missed them and especially missed my lovely Vlad. Ah! He’s so Hot! lol (pun intended)

    Here’s my musing:

    • Hannah March 7, 2011 / 11:30 am

      If only. I would be first in line for a job where I could read what I want for money.

      Vlad is amazing isn’t he? The whole thing with Don though – that had me going bonkers!

  3. Cyberkitten March 7, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    I’m really looking forward to my next installment of E E Knight’s “Vampire Earth” series. I’ve been neglecting it for far too long.

    • Hannah March 14, 2011 / 5:29 pm

      I’ve heard of the author, but I’m not actually familiar with his work. I did read your reviews of the books you have read so far, they look to be quite interesting.

  4. Hilcia March 13, 2011 / 11:41 am

    It seems you’re still reading and that’s good — a little here and there will keep you going.

    I just purchased the latest Blacktop Cowboys novel by James, although I finally settled for the ebook. I’m looking forward to finally reading War by Sebastian Junger, and the latest contemporary romance by Julie James. Those are the three books waiting on the wings for me.

    • Hannah March 14, 2011 / 5:33 pm

      Absolutely. I’d be nothing without the chance to read.

      I actually just dug into James’s latest mmyself. I’m lovin’ it. Hope you enjoy your reads!

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