I say “mailbox”, but what I really mean is “shopping cart,” since I went on a book-buying spree this past Saturday, courtesy of the fact that my tax return frpm 4 years ago finally came through! Couldn’t have come at a better time, really, and I had enough money that I was able to go on a nice little spree and pick up some things that I’ve been drooling over for a while now.
With the buzz that this book, and its newly-released sequel, have been generating, I finally decided that I could put it off no longer and just bought the book. I doubt I’ll be disappointed, if everything I’ve been hearing is even close to accurate!
I got a copy of The Fallen Blade for free via NetGalley, and started reading it, but then other books with closer expiration dates demanded my attention first. (Damn you, Adobe Digital Editions and your DRM restrictions!) Then I was no longer allowed to bring my Kindle to work, so then even more books had to take priority over this one because I was halfway done them and my time and ability to read them had been restricted. This one just fell by the wayside, which was a real shame, because I was enjoying it.
So when I saw it on the shelves yesterday, I had to pick it up. I was enjoying it enough to support the author financially, after all, and now I can read it at work, which means it won’t have to suffer as a half-read file on my computer any longer!
When I found out that one of my favourite novels, The Giver, had not one but two companions novels, I was intrigued. When I found them both yesterday, I just blinked and found that a copy of each had been added to the growing pile of books in my arms. What, can you really blame me? The Giver was an awesome novel, and I want to read the expansion of the story!
I admit I haven’t heard much one way or the other about The Secret History of Moscow, but the summary on the back of the book looked so interesting, and I have, at least, heard good things about the author, so I was willing to take a chance on this one. I’m hoping I won’t be disappointed.
Freda Warrington’s Elfland, however, I have heard good things about, and I was drawn to this book the moment I saw the cover. Purchasing a copy was helped along by the fact that my roommate also wanted to read it, so now a $10 purchase has made us both very happy! I’m really looking forward to being able to start on this one!
As for Suzanne Collins’s much talked-about trilogy, I wanted to buy the whole set, but as the last two are still only in hardcover and I couldn’t afford three hardcover books at that time, I settled for just picking up the first one. The other two will follow, I don’t doubt, if the series is even half as good as everybody says it is.
Of course, isn’t everything falling into place so that getting around to reading half of these books has to wait until other things are finished first. This, my friends, is why I wish most of all that I could win the lottery. If I didn’t have to go to work to make money to pay the rent and bills, then I’d likely spend my days doing a lot more reading than I get the chance to do now, and so many more books would get finished and reviewed, and I’d be pretty darn happy with that arrangement.
Of course, I might end up with enough books to build an entire house out of by the end, but hey, that’s a price I’m willing to pay!