The Sunday Post: May 5th

May 6, 2013 § 2 Comments

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

It’s the first Sunday of May and I’m here with a mega post that will mostly be my mega book haul from my recent trip to my favorite used book store plus all the other books I got, lol. So… lets get going.

Recently on the Blog:

  • I participated in Top Ten Tuesday and talked about my auto-buys for books. 
  • I posted my April wrap-up and my tentative May stuff.

I’ve read:

On Friday I mentioned I’ve been re-reading a series that I loved when I was younger and at that point I had read through book 6. Well I’m currently on book 10, so in the last week I’ve read books 1-9 in the Sweep series.

I’ve also been reading King of the Class by Gila Green.

Coming Up:

I do know that I’ll be taking part in Musing Monday tomorrow and I know exactly what I’ll be talking about. I also intend to participate in Top Ten Tuesday and Booking Through Thursday. Other than that, I’ll be writing my last paper of the semester!!!!!

So I kept that short and sweet because… my book haul… it’s bad.

The Book Haul:

I was meaning to do pictures and stuff, but I forgot to do them earlier and quite honestly I’m too lazy to do it now, so there will be some cover pictures from the internet and LOTSA listing of book titles. I’m also going to try to separate my hauls so they’re not too confusing… or something. XD

Ready? Set? Go!

During a couple of recent Barnes & Noble trips I’ve gotten (Fiction first!):

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  • Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde – this book has been on my list for a while now and when I saw this in the bargain section I just had to have it. Plus, the cover is frickin’ awesomesauce.
  • American Gods (The Tenth Anniversary Release) by Neil Gaiman – I’ll admit, I already own a copy of this book and even though I haven’t yet read it, I’ve heard enough good things that I decided to splurge on this version which is the author’s preferred text version and has a pretty cover. Now to decide which version to read first… help?!
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • The Sweep series, Volume 1 (Books 1-3) by Cate Tiernan – they didn’t have the first three books at the used bookstore when I went so I ended up ordering it from B&N.
  • Triangles by Ellen Hopkins – I read Crank by Ellen Hopkins when I was younger and LOVED it. Triangles is her first adult novel so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a go.

Non-fiction from B&N:

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  • The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal by Eric Greitens
  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman – a book about the brain… however could I say no??

Moving on to my used book store haul… Prepare yourselves.

To start, I bought books 4-11 in the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan to fill in the ones that I lost…

  • Dark Magick, #4
  • Awakening, #5
  • Spellbound, #6
  • The Calling, #7
  • Changeling, #8
  • Strife, #9
  • Seeker, #10
  • Origins, #11

Quick story about this series just to illustrate how deeply I love it. I first read this series when I was about 13. OMG, did I love it. Well, I was reading it when my mom and I went to Ireland on vacation and I brought three of the books with me figuring that between the flights and the airport waits and the reading I would do before bed that would be the perfect number of books to have with me. Well… I finished them halfway through the trip, so part of my time touring Dublin was actually spent scouring bookstores so that I could keep reading this series… which was actually even funnier because I couldn’t seem to figure out that the series was released under a different name in Europe. So… yeah. Dedication right there. Moving on.

I also bought a few books in Jacquelyn Frank’s Nightwalkers Series:

  • Gideon, #2
  • Damien, #4
  • Noah, #5

Funny thing… I was positive that Damien and Noah’s books were 3 and 4 respectively so I’m all like… ‘yeah man I can continue this series.’ Turns out I’m wrong so I’ll probably be hauling the real book three in the near future. Whoops.

I also bought the Hannibal Lecter books (which I hope I have in the correct order) because I felt like it, lol…

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  • Red Dragon, #1
  • Silence of the Lambs, #2
  • Hannibal, #3
  • Hannibal Rising, #4

To add to my Zebra Horror collection, I bought:

  • Haunted by Tamara Thorne

In Sci-fi/Fantasy, I bought:

mapofthesky

  • The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma – so this is technically the second book of a trilogy and I was looking for book 1, but they didn’t have book one and the cover was just so pretty… so I bought it.
  • Homeland (Dark Elf Trilogy #1) by R.A. Salvatore – this was actually suggested to me by a friend of mine.
  • Dracula in London edited by P.N. Elrod – This is a series of short stories about Dracula I guess… It looks interesting though I’ll wait until I actually read Dracula since I haven’t yet. XD
  • Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack
  • The Presidents Vampire (Nathaniel Cade #2) by Christopher Farnsworth
  • Red, White, & Blood (Nathaniel Cade #3) by Christopher Farnsworth

Other Fiction Books:

  • Esperanza by Trish J. MacGregor
  • Ghost Key by Trish J. MacGregor
  • Imajica by Clive Barker
  • A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
  • The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
  • Sleeping with Soldiers by Rosemary Daniell
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  • The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
  • The Watchers by Jon Steele
  • The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Celibate by Michael Arditti
  • The Effects of Light by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
  • Gaijin by Marc Olden
  • The Information Officer by Mark Mills
  • The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose

Last but not least, Non-fiction!

  • Lords of the Sea by John R. Hale
  • The Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach
  • Courtesans & Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens by James Davidson – Okay… how do you not buy a book called Courtesans & Fishcakes? I mean really? This book could have been about sewage or  a blade of grass or whatever and I still would have bought it just for the awesome title.
  • Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence by George B. Dyson
  • On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War & Society by  Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran by Christopher de Ballaigne
  • The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Catherine Liszt – This book was actually mentioned a few times in Sex at Dawn and went on my list way back then so I’m glad to finally have found a copy
  • Homosexuality & Psychoanalysis edited by Tim Dean and Chris Lane – this has psychology nerd written all over it… bring it on.
  • Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp
  • Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World & Their Lost Art of Love by Betsy Prioleau

So… that should be all 57… yes… fifty-seven books I’ve recently purchased. I can admit that I have a problem and no… I don’t intend to do anything about it, lol.

Anything look good here? Anything you’ve read that I should knock up to the top of the TBR? Let me know.

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