Wednesday, September 9, 2009


My life, right now, is like a sucking black hole that devours all my good intentions, leaving me with nothing but gaping holes in my blog that stare at me and make me feel guilty like those bell-ringing Santas who I know are mentally heaping voodoo curses on me every time I walk by without dropping whatever spare change and pocket lint I happen to be carrying at the time, and I just can't take that kind of pressure right now without possibly going on a garden gnome killing spree or gelato binge (possibly both).

So how are you all?

Anyway, with all the talk of bad books, I want to take a second to talk about some books that
I'm REALLY looking forward to.

CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins. I was sort of blown away by The Hunger Games (which my co-worker calls The Hungry Games and makes me snort fried rice up into my nose) when it came out. So much so that I've bought roughly a half-dozen copies to give to friends. I've avoided reading too much about what to expect but what I have heard has only made me want this book more. It should be arriving at my doorstep this Friday.

LIAR by Justine Larbalestier. I admit to having read nothing else by her. Her magical type based series didn't appeal to me, and while I thought the cover of HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY was quite clever and funny, it didn't scream something I needed to read. However LIAR has got me so excited I've already pre-ordered it. Plus I really like that she brought an awareness of multi-cultural narrators to light and got her publisher to change the cover to accurately reflect that her main character was a black woman and not a white girl.

THE DEMON'S LEXICON by Sarah Rees Brennan. When I first heard about this book I was meh. I thought it was kind of a chick book. However buzz got me to take a second look and I'm now anxiously awaiting my copy. Oh, and I had to order it from England because I feel that the American cover is kind of lame. The British cover is on the left and American on the right. Maybe I'm shallow and self-conscious, but I wouldn't be caught dead in public with the American cover.

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld. I loved UGLIES but I felt the rest of the books began to get slightly repetitive, however I'm dying to read his new book. Have you seen the freaking trailer? Damn.

GOING BOVINE by Libba Bray. Finally I'm waiting for this one. I don't know why but something about it just caught my attention. I tried reading her other series beginning with A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY, and while the writing was top notch, it just wasn't my thing. GOING BOVINE just seems like such a departure that I'm beyond curious.

Expect reviews of these when I get and read them. And now tell me what you all are reading. Anything you're looking forward to that I should know about?

Oh, and on the DEATHDAY LETTER front, I might (might not) have some fun news in the next few weeks. Sorry to be a tease, but it's so much fun.


  1. Whoa, that Leviathan trailer's good.

    *adds book to list*

    Off-topic and possibly annoying: how's your marathon training going? You're brave to put the countdown in your sidebar.

  2. Catching Fire was great! Hunger Games is still my favorite, but Catching Fire kept me enthralled from page one. I can't wait for the next book!
    And after seeing the trailer for Leviathan I'm excited for that too. I'm trying to nab an ARC so I don't have to wait!


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