Okay, so I’m procrastinating here with this post when I actually have to work but when I look at the calendar in the sidebar it shows that there’s not one post on a Tuesday this month and for me, that reason is good enough.
So, two dumb things about reading and buying books in relation to moi.
Dumb Thing #1
I have nearly 100 books in my TBR pile, I have a couple of books I’m really interested in reading, all bought either in December or Nobember 2008:
Larissa Ione – Pleasure Unbound
It’s a favorite of some readers and it sounds interesting. I mean “…his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever” (back blurb) – phew. And the next one will be out in March, 2009 so I should read this one already.
Caroline Linden – What a Rogue Desires
I bought this one because I really liked Linden’s What a Gentleman Wants and A Rake’s Guide to Seduction, which I read first and while I didn’t like it as much as What a Gentleman Wants it wasn’t bad either. It’s time I read this because Linden has a new one out in February, A View to a Kiss.
Deanna Raybourn – Silent in the Grave
I actually got it because I couldn’t resist the price. My inner bargain hunter couldn’t be swayed even after I pointed out that not buying the book would be even better money-wise than buying it for the greatly reduced price. Then I read the first two sentences and shut up:
“To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor.” – Oh, goody.
Anne Stuart – Black Ice
I read one Anne Stuart: Hidden Honor which was mostly a fail. But the comments I read for this series sounded intriguing, so I finally bought the first one. And Carolyn Jean just wrote a post about Black Ice that really made me “OMG, I have to read this one right now!”
and yet, when it actually comes to sitting down and reading, I look at these books and I can’t decide or work up any interest even though I’m interested and then I end up reading nothing!
Especially because I had no problem reading two category novels and the two books for the blog challenges. Since writing these things down often helps me, let’s see if it works this time.
Dumb Thing #2
Now, with all this going on, I went and bought more books today:
Lara Adrian – Veil of Midnight
I really like Adrian’s Midnight Breed series and especially the world she created there because so far, it seems consistent. I read positive reviews about this one but actually, I would have bought this book even without them.
Kresley Cole – Kiss of a Demon King
This one is also a paranormal series I like. That I like it was actually the biggest reading surprise I had in 2008 because when I read A Hunger Like No Other, I was far from being wowed and I couldn’t imagine I would read another book in that series. But here I am, not reading any reviews for fear of reading a spoiler when I usually don’t have a problem knowing them. This series is just so much fun, I’m even tempted to read the first one again.
Megan Hart – Stranger
When I read my first Megan Hart novel, Dirty, back in 2007, I was a goner. I bought the next two and while Hart’s novels might not be “flawless,” the stories she tells and the way she writes them appeals to me greatly. The stories are honest, blunt, and raw, and I appreciate that a lot, especially because that’s something I miss in many romance novels (not that I think Hart writes romance). With Hart’s novels, I actually don’t mind that the books cost more than I’m normally willing to pay for a book, and I also have to say, I really like the covers.
I bought these with a gift certificate I got for Christmas. I was tempted to hop on the Internet and order them right on December, 24, (I want them!) but I got a hold of myself. And then my whatever slump kicked in big time and I actually don’t think I will read them right away when I get them (see dumb thing #1) but yeah, I had to buy them now.
I have a gift certificate for books for over a month now and haven’t used it yet.
I also nearly bought:
- Robin McKinley – Beauty
- Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy
But I could stop me there.
Because buying books that are not auto-buys now would be
really, really dumb.