Sunday, March 28, 2010

This and that...

Ugh, my sister left her cell phone in my room and of course, she had to have a call at 7am ^_^; That's way too early for me today. Though instead of going back to sleep right away, I turned on my computer to check my email, blog-hop and now blog. What does it say about me?

I was going to right this post yesterday and complain that work has robbed me from my reading mojo... However, not sure I can still say that since I finished 2 books yesterday. The first one was Spiral Hunt by Margaret Ronald and I ended up skimming through the 2nd half. I should have just put it down as DNF, but since I haven't read a single book this week, I pushed through... then, the second was Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs and I stayed up till 2.30am to finish it. Good thing today is Sunday :P So I guess my reading mojo is not completely gone... but we'll see how today goes :)

And wow, March is almost over... by the way, the deadline for the March Re-Read Challenge will be this week - just thought I'd remind everyone. Okay, back to March is almost over. Can't believe how fast it went by! This time next month, I'll be at RT 2010 in Columbus!! Woohoo!! Can't wait, especially after this hellish week at work! Mollie who used to own Biblioharlot's Bookshelf and Teen Troves blog is back with a new blog - Book Fare Delights :) I remembered she lived in Columbus and contacted her to get some recommendations and so, she's come up with two nice nice restaurant and bookstores rec posts :D Yeah, the bookstores rec post - that's for me ^_^; I know, I know... I'm going to RT 2010, am assured to get a ton of books there, and I still need bookstores rec. What can I say, I'm sick LOL :P No, seriously, the reason I asked for bookstores recommendations is that since I'm going to the RT convention, I'm holding off buying several books such as Changes by Jim Butcher, Tales of the Otherworld and The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong, etc. I figure if these books are not available at the convention, I should still try getting them in the States, because 1) it'll be cheaper - US price < CDN price and CDN$ ~ US$ at the moment and 2) I keep getting those great coupons for Borders and Barnes & Nobles, so the book will be even cheaper! The hardcovers and trade-size books are the ones I'll be aiming for (hello, Savour the Moment by Nora Roberts anyone?)... since I'll already have lots of books, what difference does a couple more make? Okay, granted, I must not go crazy at the UBS...

Another reason that I'm determined to get Tales of the Otherworld in the States is because of the cover.

US cover on left and CDN on right

I usually like the Canadian covers  better for this series; however, they've recently re-"covered" all of the Women of the Otherworld series... Ms Armstrong calls them her Twilight covers, which have black backgrounds with mostly white and black pictures of body parts and Twilight font lettering. Some of them are made more striking with the addition of some colors. I thought some of them were very pretty (No Humans Involved, Bitten, Stolen... see them here), but others are just plain weird. The Canadian version of Tales of the Otherworld is actually not that bad, but the US cover is much prettier IMHO. So that's the one I want and that means buying it at the bookstores in Columbus if I can't find it at RT convention... However, I don't know what I'll do this summer when Waking the Witch is released...

US cover on left and CDN on right

I mean, seriously, the Canadian version is freaky and I can't decide if it's because of the dirt on her skin or the eyes. Probably both. Ah well, at least, I have an option, right? :P

Okay, going back to bed...


  1. 2 books in one day! Reading mojo definitely not gone...seriously, I hope it stays for you. Not being able to read stinks. :(

    Borders, Borders, Borders! I love that store. hehe. Their coupons are awesome.

    Will you be blogging while at the convention? I have no clue what it's about *hangs head in shame* so I'd like to hear about your visit during or after....or both. haha

    I don't read Kelly Armstrong. If I were to start and Waking the Witch, I would be put off by the (Canadian )cover. Oh geez, now it's in my head...


  2. I forgot a word, I meant - If I were to start and saw Waking the Witch...


  3. Where did March go?!

    RT is going to be so mag. Your book haul is gonna be the ult. Meeting all those bloggers and authors will be totally frosty. (Can you tell I just finished an In Death book?)

    Hope work gets better for you. I better get started on my re-read. :)

  4. When I read your previous post, I was going to write that with your workload, it's probably no wonder you're reading mojo suffers. Then I read this post and yeah - two books! Not bad. :)

    The Canadian Cover of WAKING THE WITCH is freaky, you're right. Love the title, though.

    Oh, and do you have a (written) list for the books you want to get at the convention or do you keep track of them all in your head? ;) I've the impression that it's quite a list. - Good for you. :)

  5. Tabitha - LOL, I think it's the week-end effect :D I was able to re-read Hunting Ground and go through Lois Lane Tells All. However, these past two days, I haven't read more than 10 pages of Don't Kill The Messenger :(

    I'll try to blog, but I don't think it'll be long post. I'll try to record as much as possible and recap everything afterward :D and LOL, hopefully, it's be more clear what it is about :D

    LOL, yeah, that cover is quite freak. I know it's shelved in horror, but seriously...

    Leslie - LOL, I don't know! It was eaten away by work, sigh :(

    Yeah, I hope so. I'm getting quite excited about RT :D Even if the event is not great, I'll at least be in good company :D

    Taja - LOL, week-ends are great for reading :D

    I'm glad I'm not the only feeling that way about the cover of Waking the Witch. Especially when you compare it to the US cover which I think it warmer because of the use of colors.

    Oh, I have a list!! LOL. So every time I look at it, I refrain myself from rushing to the bookstore to get some of them. Sigh.

  6. I just got Mercy's new book in the mail yesterday! Hopefully gonna get to it this weekend but am so far behind in the tbr pile ... :(

    Hey, did you read the hunger games yet- you probably have, I'm way at the end of the pack with that one. BUT I did love it!

  7. I don't know Nath, to me it seems as if March lasted forever... :(

    It's wonderful that you get the opportunity to get different covers for your books... the Canadian version of Waking the Witch would freak me out, though. I would buy it only to keep the collection intact, but... freaky. O_o

  8. Zeek - Enjoy it :D It's qutie good :D

    Nope, I haven't read Hunger Games yet. It's still in my TBR pile. Glad you enjoyed it. I really need to get to it :P

    Hilcia - I think it's because you have so much going on in your personal life, Hilcia. Also, there's an important day in April, so you're waiting for it... and it just seems like it's never coming. That might be why March feels so long.

    Well, it actually doesn't happen often, the different covers. Not like in the UK. To my knowledge, Kelley Armstrong is the only author I read that has different covers. It all have to do with contracts I guess.

    LOL, I'm definitively trying for the US covers :P