Monday, March 22, 2010

Feeding my book addiction

I bought three new books Friday. One new book is the last thing I need, let alone three new books. But I'm a total book addict so going to the bookstore is about the worst temptation ever. I think I could resist a bakery better than a bookstore! And that's saying something.

Check out these pretties. I started The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (LOVED The Forest of Hands and Teeth!) and already love this one too. I haven't heard much about Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer but those covers with the giant moon and the whole idea of life getting all insane from a meteor knocking the moon out of orbit got me. And Lament...well, I just needed more of Maggie's enchanting writing after reading Shiver.

I think it's safe to say my TBR pile is about half way to the ceiling now. (Not that I actually stacked them to find out. Hmm, but that could be kind of fun) With the books Simon & Schuster sends us to read before giving away the copies they provide each month on Fallenarchangel and the books I buy I'm nowhere near caught up. Love our friends at S&S for sending us such incredible YA titles (Bleeding Violet, Thirst, Claire de Lune, etc.) so you won't EVER hear me complain about all these fabulous books. The only problem is fighting the reader in me who screams "Feed Me!" every time I look at them so that I can get my own books written.
I guess the fact that there are only two things I want for my birthday--a babysitter so that I can spend the day writing and a gift card to the bookstore--are pretty telling. If only there were a gift that allowed you a few extra hours in a day!


Jennifer Walkup said...

Yay for new books!

Susan R. Mills said...

I love new books. I have a Barnes and Noble gift card burning a whole in my pocket. I'm going to the bookstore first thing tomorrow morning when my kids go back to school after this long spring break. I can't wait.

Icy Roses said...

Oh, I didn't know there was a companion novel for "Forest of Hands and Teeth." I might have to check the new one out, because the first one left me with a lot of questions!

Enjoy your new books. :)

Nikki Thornton said...

Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.

Anonymous said...

All those books look delicious! I'm so excited to read Dead Tossed Waves and I will have to put those others you recommended on the list as well. I just finished Before I Fall (check out my blog for a review) and am now reading Going Bovine which came highly recommended. :)

Have a great week!

GMR said...

LOL. No TBR tower height still beats yours...and I so understand the bookstore draw! **daydreams about buying more books**

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, how I love new books! My hubby and I just had a less-than-friendly discussion about just HOW MUCH I love them. Ha ha.

Those are great ones. I'm dying to read The Dead Tossed Waves. :-)