It's just a cumpulsion.
I thing I cannot turn away from.
I am utterly powerless...
...when it comes to a good book.
Especially when said book is either one I've been meaning to get my hands on for a while (especially years!) and also when I can buy them cheap.
My demise is my victory.
I have so many books on my to-read shelves, yes that's shelves.
And what do I do?
Even though I'm a relatively
And I especially take a while to get through books when school and dance are in full swing.
I keep on buyin 'em.
But like I said.
I am utterly powerless.
So here are my spoils of the day's book adventure.
And NOT my objects of shame.
The Silver Crown, by Robert C. O'Brien
Ever since I read and fell in love with Chris Colfer's middle grade The Land of Storis:The Wishing Spell I've been getting a middle grade itch all over. My better bookish half, Emily Sterner, is begging me to read The Percy Jackson series. I'm totally game!
Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus
Also been really into anything with an Asian influence/setting. This was in the children's section and looks so endearing. 1800's time frame, on the high seas, the main character wants to be a samurai, mixture of two cultures...Newberry Honor Award. Can't miss.
Shadowcry, by Jenna Burtenshaw
Ah, the book I've been hunting down for a while. I first saw it in bookstores when I was 17 when it first came out and at that time fantasy was not yet making such a come-back. This I am really excited for, both the book and the genre (I'm currently reading Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass!). The sequel for this is now out in hardback and if you read the post where I rant about my quirk with having series in the same type of "back" then you'll know I'll definately have to wait for the sequel to come out in paperback now. But at the rate I read books, I don't think it will be a porblem.
Thomas Riley, by Nick Valentino
Do you think perhaps Steampunk is making its own little comeback? What with the Sherlock movies and the new releases I've been seeing on the shelves lately? I hope so. This one looks good and gritty, just the way I like them. Plus I've been searching for main male character fiction as of late as well.
Well there it is folks.
Proof that I am bookishly unstable.
I'd ask for help...
but I find I don't really care for any.
Here's to making time to read!
Here's to loving your quirks!
Here's to...well here's to books, books, books!!!