Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hauling Sunday LXXX

Still haven't gotten back into a blogging rhythm it seems, which is why this post is so late ^_^; Ah well, hopefully, it'll come back to me this week :) In the meantime, this week-end was all about relaxing. My reading picked up, yay!! And I hung out with my sister and did some shopping. It's her last week-end till her big trip to Australia :) I predict this week, there'll be a lot of running around for her to get ready ^_^; We were shopping for shoes today: Nath - 2, Emilie - 0 LOL! She's running out of time and is still so picky - that's my sister for you :P

Okay, let's talk about books :) This week is going to be awesome!! Lots of good books to look forward to!! Still, the past week wasn't shabby either. Here is what I got...

From Book Depository:

Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander - I have to admit that I haven't been into PNR that much lately. However, Nightshifted sounds really interesting and refreshing :) The fact that the author is a nurse, I think it will make this book even better :) Plus, I've actually been waiting for this book for almost a year! Last summer, I was going through the list of authors at the RWA literary signing and then checked out Ms Alexander and the book caught my eye back then. Glad to finally read it!

If the Slipper Fits by Olivia Drake - I read the blurb of the book and it sounded like a book I'd enjoy, although I've never read Ms Drake before. Plus, I got a great price over at Book Depository and thought why not? :P



The Touchstone trilogy by Andrea K Host - Actually bought this ebook last week just before I departed for my aunt's surprise party :) I haven't read it yet, but expectations are high since Li really enjoyed this book and I trust her reading tastes :)

Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry - I wasn't sure at first whether I'd get this book. I enjoy Ms Mayberry's books, but not as much as everyone seems to. In the end, I broke down because of all the good reviews this has gotten... Oh and can't forget the good pricing :)


Book Fairy:

The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand - I've been looking forward to Ms Florand's new release and am just ecstatic to have received an ARC, especially after having enjoyed All Fair's in Love and Chocolate. I actually have to thank Mandi from Smexy Books for forwarding my comment to Ms Florand and Ms Florand for being so generous and sending me the ARC :) Thank you!!


What about you? What good books did you get this week?


  1. Nath, Emilie didn't get any shoes yet? Surprise!!! She needs me there to help her out. LOL! Maybe she'll find some great buys in Australia instead. :D I hope she has a blast there!

    So glad that you decided to read Her Best Worst Mistake by Mayberry. That's a great book. AND, I'm so glad that you received The Chocolate Thief for review, can't wait for your review on that one. :)

  2. cute books!!
    I really like the sound of most of them!!!
    Chocolate Tief looks cute and I actually got the Mayberry recently and I can't wait to read it!

  3. I love shoe-shopping as well, but yeah, maybe shopping in Australia is better?

    Nervous about TOUCHSTONE now... I hope you like it!


  4. Hilcia - No, she didn't yet and she's driving me bonkers. LOL, she's driving the whole family bonkers!

    LOL, I bet she'd love to be shopping with you right now. From what I heard, she doesn't plan to buy too much stuff once she's in Australia - it's pretty expensive. Instead, most of her money will go into activities and experiences :P

    It was definitively a great book!! I'm so glad I read it! Thanks for the review, Hils!

    I'm reading The Chocolate Thief, but the review will be in a while LOL.

    Alex - Thanks Alex :)

    Let us know how much you enjoy the Mayberry. Have you read her before? And yes, The Chocolate Thief sounds really good :)

    Li - You know what? I don't buy a lot of shoes. Most of the time, I'm wearing running shoes or flip flops LOL. I just happened to really like those two pairs :P

    Like I told Hils, I don't think there'll be a lot of shopping over there. The exchange rate is almost 1 to 1 for AUS and CDN $, but the stuff are almost 1.5 to 2x more expensive!

    I'm going to get to it soon :) Thanks for the rec!

  5. So far, I've been hearing a lot of good things about Nightshifted but from the sounds of it the series is verging closer to urban fantasy than PNR. Can't wait to see what you think of it when you get around to reading it. :)

  6. Samantha - I have yet to read it. But soon. I think it's closer to urban fantasy, giving the fact that it's written at first POV and it seems to be same main characters in the next book. Ah well, as long as it's good, right?