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My Pile of Shame

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these and I figured it was my turn, since my to-be-read pile borders on the obscene. Plus I just bought a new camera, having been so long without one, and I needed to try it out. Read More…


Pile of Shame – February 27, 2011

Every month, or so it seems, I go on reading binges at the beginning, then slow way down at the end.

Despite having an impressive pile of both real and virtual books, I only read one complete book this week. It felt like I read more than that. But I didn’t. Therefore, my eGalleys are the same as last week, except I finished the Goddess Test, which was amazing. And my physical is pile has developed a couple of fixtures. I’m not sure when I’m going to finish the Uglies series, or start the Chaos Walking series but apparently it isn’t going to be soon.

And a friend lent me two books….and I bought four. Heh. So, withouth further ado, this weeks Pile of Shame!

So, bought this week we have:

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney – I’m about half done with this one and it’s very different than I thought it was going to be. For some reason, I never picked up on the fact that it was a contemporary paranormal…that was a shock to me…but I’m liking it.

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge – It’s so PRETTY! I have very little idea what its about. But I’ve heard good things. And the blurb sounded a little steam punk-y, and I love steam punk!

Haven by Kristi Cook – This sounds as if it is the very thing I’ve been looking for. And I thought this about a different book recently and I was very wrong…so, I”m hoping to be right this time.

0.4 by Mike Lancaster (which is being called Human.4 when it’s released in the USA in March) – I just love anything dystopia, you know that.

And lent to me by a friend, we have:

Little Fur: The Legend Begins – Isobelle Carmody is one of my favourite authors ever. I’ve been reading her for over ten years and I love everything I’ve read. These ones are a little more MG than her usual, but they look really cute! Although, I do wish Isobelle Carmody would focus on finishing her old series instead of starting new ones. Sigh.

Little Fur: A Fox Called Sorrow – See above.


POS – February 19, 2011

This weeks Pile of Shame is slightly different. It’s all about ebooks!

And I can’t take a picture of the pile so I took a picture of the Bluefire App on my phone. Luckily, you can just see all the books…except for one…more on that one at the end.

From Netgalley we have Lost Voices by Sarah Porter, and Dark Parties by Sara Grant. One about that seems to be about a girl faced to force who own dark side after undergoing an astonishing transformation and the other a dystopian story that I don’t know too much about. Teenagers plot against a corrupt government. I love everything dystopia so, I’m looking forward to that one.

From Simon and Schuster Galley Grab we The Poison Eaters and Red Glove by Holly Black. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder. And Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis. The Poison Eaters is, I believe, a collection of short stories by Holly Black all featuring deadly, yet beautiful creatures. And Red Glove is the sequel to the amazing White Cat. Christine’s review of Kat Incorrigible made it sound super cute and I’m really excited to read that one. I believe you can still enter to win the ARC. And…I have absolutely no idea what The Day Before is about. I just really liked the cover.

Hrmmm, according to Goodreads it’s a contemporary, romance with a dark side. Sounds good!

I’m really excited for all of these but what I was most excited about was another book from Netgalley.

The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter. I was so, so, so, so, so, excited about this book. Look at this cover! Isn’t gorgeous???

And the plot sounds so heartbreaking and wonderful! A young girl trying desperately to save her dying mother? The possiblility of immortality or death? So good. I NEEDED this book. When it went up on Netgalley, I snatched it up so fast. At this very moment I’m just over half done, and despite being completely different from what I had in my head previously, it is fantastic! I’ll post a proper review when I’m done of course, but, be on the look out for this one. It comes out in April, and you’re going to love it. Believe me.

Now, I’m drawing such attention to this one for a reason. Somehow, the amazingly nice and wonderful author, Aimée Carter has gone under the radar. We need to get the word out about her amazing book.

So, here’s all the links you need.

Aimée on Facebook  (Click the “like” button)

Aimèe on Twitter (Follow her)

Aimèe’s  Website (Love it)

The Goddess Test on Goodreads (Add it to your shelves)

And, on April 19th, follow my lead and pick up a copy from your nearest convenient bookstore. You wont regret it.

So, what’s in Your Pile of Shame?



Welcome to the second week of Pile of Shame, the fun meme where bloggers and readers come together to share what’s in their to be read pile.

This meme was started by Caitlin of whatchYAreading and was greatly inspired by Kristi’s, of The Story Siren, In My Mailbox meme. Which I think was inspired by something else….So, who really knows where it came from?

This weeks pile:

So, as you can see, the pile is slightly different from last week. I think I made some good progress. But this week all that matters are the three books on top. That’s right. I’ve finally got the Vampire Academy bug and I’m not stopping until I’m done.

Also, I’m going to post a proper review of it later this week but, Mercy by Rebecca Lim, BEST ANGEL BOOK I’VE READ YET!

And that’s all I’ll say for now.

So, what’s in your Pile of Shame?


POS – A new Meme?

So, every Sunday, I love reading/watching  the dozens of IMM posts across the YA blogosphere. I’m not sure why, but I love seeing what people got in the mail and finding new books to look out for hearing people talk about the books they are excited to read.

But I have never participated. Why? Because I dislike ordering books. I MUCH prefer buyin

g them in the store, and getting to flip through them a bit before I purchase. Also, I don’t feel I buy enough books per week to keep it interesting and different.

But then I thought to myself, “there’s a good reason you don’t buy books every week. You’re PILE OF SHAME!”

What’s a pile of shame, you ask?

Well, it’s a pile of books I own but have not yet read. So, now every Sunday when everyone else is posting their IMMs, I’m going to post my POS. And we can see how it has changed over the week….if at all.

I highly encourage everyone to participate! I think it will be a fun way to keep track of my reading patterns. So, here is my current POS:

Now, I know what you’re thinking. How can I not have read Vampire Academy yet???? Right? Well, lately vampires of any kind have been a bit of a hard stop for me, you know? I decided to give it a try because I’ve heard good things from trustworthy sources. And I got it for 30% off. From my local indie store.

And then there’s An Abundance of Katherines….I’ve had that one for years but for some reason just haven’t read it.

I bought Mercy because it was (a) on sale and (b) only had a UK price printed on it so I wasn’t sure how widespread it was published.

Need I’ve been resisting buying because I’ve heard mixed things. But, well, I got it for six dollars so I figure I can’t lose. Also, I like pixies.

Goddess Boot Camp, I’ve read the first one about a year ago, if not longer and just never got around to buying the second as they were a little hard to find. But I found it last week, so…yay!

If I Stay, I haven’t read yet because despite sounding awesome, it just didn’t sound like my type of thing. But as my local indie book store was having their annual 20% off sale, I figured I’d get. I keep hearing fantastic things about it.

The Knife of Never Letting Go, I’ve been picking this one up and looking at it in the bookstore since it was first released. I’m not sure why I never bought it before but recently wYr’s very own Kate raved and raved about it, so I figured I’d have to read it.

Specials/Extras, I’ve actually read about half of Specials and then I got distracted by other books/my house being on fire. I keep meaning to go back to it and then finish the series. I do so love finishing a series.

Wintercraft, this one I did order from BookDepository. I love not having to pay for shipping. I’d heard some really good things about this one on Goodreads and loved the North American cover enough that I decided I needed to read it right away. And that’s the one I’m currently reading.

So, what’s in your Pile of Shame?


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