Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hauling Sunday XII

Ugh, I just spent several hours this morning fighting with my computer. It seems like it's acting up again, grrr. I so don't want to re-format it, especially since it's only been a few months since I've done it. Seriously, I'm considering buying a new one if it gives me headaches again. Sigh.

Aside from that though, I've been feeling much better reading-wise and book-wise. My reading has definitively picked up this week, as I read the whole Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher - that is 6 books! Plus, there are some good new releases coming up :) Yes, feeling pretty good :)

Here is what I got this week:

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews - I really fell in love with Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series. The last few books have been excellent. This is Ms Andrews other series, The Edge series. I thought On The Edge was okay... but I have high hopes for Bayou Moon, especially after Leslie's review :)

Venom by Jennifer Estep - Venom is the third book in the An Elemental Assassins series, which I thought at the beginning of the year had a lot of potential to become best new series of the year. So, are you wondering why I got this? :P

And that's it for this week. Amazing right? So far, I've only bought 7 books this month... Seven only! Of course, the month is not over yet and I could go crazy... but I don't think it's going to happen. I guess we'll find out next week :)

What about you guys? Got anything good this week? :P


  1. Oh, so glad to hear you enjoyed the Codex Alera. I keep thinking I'll try it since I love the Dresden Files so much, but then worry it's too hard core military fantasy for me.

    Reading Bayou Moon right now. So far, so good! :-)

    Lot's of great books being released this week, isn't there?

  2. I want both those books. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

  3. Wow - only 7 and the months almost over. That might be a record for you. :)

    I don't think I bought any this week. I'm trying to cut back on buying since Christmas is coming soon. Need $$ for gifts. :D

    I did get a bunch of books from the library this week so I have plenty to read.

    Hope you like the Andrews!

  4. This has been a slow book-buying month. Which is good AND bad. LOL

  5. Ohh I haven't read any Andrews but I've heard they're really good!

    I went to the Friends of the Library book sale this weekend. Saturday I bough 18+ books for under $5. Then on Suday I got an entire bag full of books for $3!!!! Most of the ones I bought on Saturday were YA and I gave them to my best friend for her high school classroom library. Although I kept about 5 books. There were such great books and so cheap I couldn't leave them behind but I didn't really want them all so I told my friend to tell her class (Early)"Merry Christmas" for me, I hope they enjoy them!

    It's one of the first library book sales I've been certianly won't be my last!!!!!

  6. Renee - I think you would enjoy it Renee :P It becomes much more military fantasy starting from book #3, but still, it's not too hard core.

    Great to hear about Bayou Moon!

    I know, this week is the week of the month :P

    Tabitha - One more day and you'll get them! :P

    Leslie - I know!! LOL, it might just be! :) but yeah, we'll see with the rest of this week... there were a few books that slipped through my radar, so I just might pick them up now.

    Nod nod, about Christmas. In my family though, we haven't really celebrate Christmas in the past two years, so... and you have a great library, so it's a good option :P

    I'll let you know about the Andrews!

    Ames - LOL, good because we save money... bad because OMG, I'm so bored! It's been a bit hard this month, reading-wise I thought.

    Mollie - Wow Mollie! I'm so jealous!! Those are some great deals you got!!! LOL and I can't believe it was your first library sale!!! :P

  7. Ooooh, Bayou Moon! I have to get it... I'm behind on my purchases.

  8. Madly jealous you have Bayou Moon - I WANT.

    And all six Codex Alera books in one go? Wow. I think I prefer the Dresden books overall, but I've enjoyed that series.


  9. Hilcia - Not surprising since you've been gone all week :P

    Li - LOL. You can get it tomorrow, or actually at this time, it's NOW already where you live :P

    Yep, read them in one go :) I was in the mood. I'm with you, I do enjoy Dresden better, but this was definitively a good series as well :) Which one did you like best? I have to say, I really liked Cursor's Fury and Captain's Fury :)

  10. Oh gosh, hard to say which was my favourite Alera book - I thought they were all pretty consistent. I still think his romances need something *more*, but very entertaining reads nonetheless.


  11. Li - The romance could have been much better, indeed... however, from a male prospective and the gradual evolution of it, I think it was well handled.

    I thought the first two were the weakest. Starting from Cursor, they were much better :P

  12. LOL, don't know how I could overlook this. :) All six Codex Alera books? Now I'm jealous. *g* I still need to get book #5 and I'm waiting for the 6th to be published in November. Glad to hear you liked the series okay. :)

    Andrews and Estep - urban fantasy? Paranormal? I'm so out of it! LOL

    Enjoy your new books. :)

  13. Taja - Yeah, all 6. Princep's and First Lord's were library books though. By the time you finish book #5, book #6 should be out, right? :P

    Andrews and Estep are both urban fantasy :P

  14. Oh wow. Venom is the THIRD book in that series already?!!


  15. Christine - Yep, third book already :) I'm happy thought. 3 out this year and 2 next year and the Gin story-arc is done :P