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Last Book Purchases of 2011

I think back and still can’t believe the level of restraint I’ve shown in 2011 when it came to buying books in comparison to my complete inability to not splurge monthly in 2010. This year was all about pre-orders of the absolute necessities (books in series I’ve already read and books by my favorite authors). Surprisingly, I managed to keep that number relatively low.

 
The books pictured (and listed below) are the books I had to have between August and December. 10 books is the lowest amount in a 4 month span all year (see previous book posts #1 and #2). Sadly, because of a dry reading spell and NanoWrimo, I have only read 2 of these 10 books so far: Bloodborn and After Obsession. But I do hope to knock out at least one more before the years end. I’m leaning towards Sweetly or Vanish, as I’ve been really looking forward to both and they seem relatively shorter in comparison to the others, something that would feel easier to blow through quickly (as time is so limited these days).
 

The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2) by Pittacus Lore
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Vanish (Firelight, Book 2) by Sophie Jordan
After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel
Bloodborn (Other, Book 2) by Karen Kincy
Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, Book 3) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Guardian (Dream-Hunter, Book 5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices, Book 2) by Cassandra Clare

 
What books have you fallen weak to buying lately?

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Miss Me?

Probably not, but that’s okay. I’ve been facing possibly the worst days of my career over the past week, in addition to drama in all of the important parts of my life, and by the time I get home I’m so spent I just can’t seem to find enough oomph to make it online. Today was no exception, in fact in comparison to all of the other terrible days, today was the worst. I even cried today, the stress was just too much. I have a deadline to make by tomorrow and I’m not sure I’ll be capable of it, regardless of how hard I’m trying and that just makes me feel worthless.

But enough of that boo hoo crap. In my absence some noteworthy things did happen, like:

My new books arrived! You know those ones I got to buy myself as a Christmas gift from diamante_negra without breaking my own forbidden-to-buy-books rule? I’m so excited I could squeal (Okay, I actually did)! I feel like a proud parent, they’re just so beautiful.



Also, these are the other books I’ve received since October and haven’t posted pictures of, which are still totally pet worthy:



You would think these newbie’s would satisfy my desire to buy books a little more than it is, but I’m already hoping the majority of my Christmas gifts this year are books. I hope to be overloaded with them. Oh, Christmas get here soon!

Question for the Comments: What books are you anticipating the most for Christmas?

Speaking of books, I read FALLEN last week courtesy of poseiwriting and have since started TORMENT. So far it’s an excellent series and only making me more eager to start my own angel story in 2011 (hopefully).

I got a little bit of writing accomplished this weekend, which is good since I haven’t been giving my book much thought lately. Well actually that’s not true. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but not in a get-writing sort of way. But I finally felt compelled this weekend.

My sister had her first sonogram last week and her 7 ½ week old “nugget” (as she’s calling it right now) is perfectly healthy. She’s also settling on her first home in the first week of December so things are really looking up for her, which of course makes me happy because I love her!

And lastly, this news isn’t exactly great, but could potentially have some positive side effects. My most recent blood work came back with even worse hypothyroidism and high cholesterol than the last time. My doctor put me on Levothyroxin for the thyroid issue in hopes that it will help the cholesterol as well. So far, the medicine is making me a bit hyper, but I’m told that’s to be expected since I’m going from virtually having no metabolism to suddenly having one with the help of pills. I’m also told that will even out, but that being on medicine may help my weight loss issues and my constant exhaustion. So, I suppose if those things come out of having this issue then it’s not so bad.

I know I’m super behind on LJ and I promise I’m trying to catch up. Please forgive me if it takes a little bit.

Peace – Sarah

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Rule Breaker?

I’ve made it very clear that I’m forbidden to buy books until after Christmas and I have succeeded at that despite the fact that I have received new books during this time. How, you’re wondering? Well, I did win a book so I got something in October and there were pre-orders for each of the months leading up to Christmas that I didn’t really count, but something even more awesome happened yesterday that allowed me to buy 5 new books without breaking my rule!

One of my closest friends knows I’m a book junkie and knows how hard my book buying restraint has been. Plus, books are what she’d buy me for Christmas (and/or any holiday), but considering I have so many I want choosing herself would be difficult. So, for Christmas (and early), she sent me a 50 dollar gift card for Amazon! 50 bucks! That’s 5 new books if I plan it properly! And so I did. Here are the awesome reads I have coming my way:


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::Does a Happy Dance:: I’m so excited! Christmas comes early for me 😉

Peace – Sarah

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