Wow, totally slacking here… Uh…
Anyway, my 2013 book buying list, if I have dates (note: these do not count graphic novels):
- Etiquette and Espionage, by Gail Carriger (out)
- Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (11/05)
- Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (out)
- The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (06/04)
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (out) Ha, apparently I already had this; just found it.
- Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews (07/13)
- Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (out)
- Tarnish by Katherine Longshore (06/18)
- Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (04/02)
- Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughan (out)
I’m undecided about some of these, if I want to continue reading them. I just wanted a list to see what I may or may not be interested in purchasing. Sometimes I just need a book with no pictures, y’know?
- Terry Pratchett (next book announced, but he’s still writing it)
- Deanna Raybourn (nothing announced)
- Jim Butcher (lost interest since that thing happened to Harry)
- Kim Harrison (lost interest ever since that stupid Pierce came on the scene, also too many characters)
- Charlaine Harris (lost interest since the faerie tie in happened)
Finished two more books for my project. This took a bit longer because Revolution was HUGE. Cinder is no lightweight either. Also added three more books on hold and read some other related books for fun.
My Young Adult Reading Project (YARP) has started. I’ve read five books so far with varying results. And then I read four more for fun that are continuations of series or re-reads.
Three weeks ago, NPR posted 235 nominees for their 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels list. The public was allowed to pick 10 each for voting.
One of the books I picked up at ALA for really cheap. I admit it was the cover that made me pick it up, and the fairy tale aspect that sold me on it.
Taking cosplay pictures at SDCC is extremely difficult from the sheer number of people (130,000). I’m usually caught up in a wave of people, so that even if I do see something, it’s almost impossible to stop and take a picture of it. Also, there’s the usual traffic problems. And then there’s the problem of EVERYONE wanting to take a picture of someone who did a fantastic job, and you can tell the person posing is getting tired because when they think they’re done, someone else comes running up (me) and wants one last picture. There is never one last picture.
Last weekend was the last and biggest con of the year that I attend: San Diego Comic Con.
(note: sorry for extremely crappy picture quality. I was usually sitting in the back using maximum zoom)
Due to ALA being within easy driving distance this year, the library offered to pay for our ticket to attend. This was my first ALA conference.
I’m a sucker for fairy tales.
This post covers books 2-4 of the Parasol Protectorate series, which includes Changeless, Blameless, and Heartless.