Sunday, 26 May 2013

New Booksies

I have a tendency to put off doing New Booksies posts because it feels too recent since the last post. Since I don't have a set weekly day to post them, I try to wait until I've posted at least three reviews since the last one and have a handful of books to include. (I also like to think I don't acquire books at a terribly fast pace, haha.) But then I forget about it. I just checked and this year I've been consistently posting two of these a month, which I think is apt. Should I pick consistent days to post every month? I suspect no one really cares enough for me to bother trying to stick to that. Let me know in the comments if you do have an opinion.

Onwards to what you came for!

I have four new books this time, and they're all ARCs. The main reason for this is that in my read-three-buy-one book buying scheme I stopped counting eARCs as read because doing so really wasn't stemming the flow of new books onto my shelves/e-shelves. Paper ARCs (what few I get) still count because moving them from the TBR to the Read shelf (in real life) feels like an achievement. And all types of purchased books count, of course.

From Diversion Books, Harper Voyager Aus and Disney Book Group, via NetGalley, and from Patty Jansen, because she's cool, I recieved:
  • Outcasts by Adrienne Kress — a YA book I couldn't resist because the blurb sounded so funny.
  • Happy Endings by Will Elliott — a collection of short stories. I haven't read anything by Australian author Will Elliott before, so I'm hoping this will be a good way to sample his work.
  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein — a YA WWII thriller along the same lines as Code Name Verity (which I haven't read but want to, hopefully this'll be just as good as everyone says Code Name Verity is)
  • Trader's Honour by Patty Jansen — a science fiction novel in the same universe as Watcher's Web but standing alone. I was hesitant at first because I didn't finish Watcher's Web, but reading the sample on SmashWords I was hooked. Review coming tomorrow. 

 Yay, books!

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