Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Books for my TBR Pile


I just got back from the library and I am really excited about the books I just brought home. I am really fortunate that no one in my county reads. I was able to check out three new releases and I think I am the first one to check them out. My library actually has a pretty good selection too. I usually go online and request the books I want. This way I can request the new releases that are not on the shelves yet and are still in cataloging. Then the librarian calls me when the books are ready to be picked up. I love the system, but I seem to be one of the few people who actually takes advantage of it. What's wrong with the people in my town? Don't they read? Oh well, their loss, my gain! Here is what I came home with:

I am currently reading the second book in this series and luckily my library just recieved the third one Midnight Awakening. That is the only bad thing about my library, if it is a new release, sometimes they don't get them in until a few months past the release date.




There has been a lot of book pimping in romancelandia for this book, so of course I had to get it. It just came out of cataloging and I do believe I am the first person to check out this book. I will say though, it was a little embarrassing checking this book out with all that glaringly, obnoxious man titty. Jeez, what a ridiculous cover.



This was one of my top choices for February and my library is just now releasing it. I do believe that I was the first to check out this book, as well. I haven't heard good things about this book, but I am still going to read it. I hope it doesn't disappoint.



Sybil is having Lisa Kleypas as a guest author March 25. I need to be up-to-date and have Sugar Daddy read by then. I just hate being out of the loop. I had actually checked out this book last summer but never got around to reading it. Since much book pimpage has been happening, I have decided to check it out again.



This is the fourth book in the ghostwalker series. I think this series is pretty good and since I am not caught up and another book was just released, I need to get in gear. Yikes! The pressure!




The Book Binge is having Rachel Gibson as a guest blogger at the end of this month and I have only read one of her books Sex, Lies, and Online Dating. I thought I ought to read another before she posts and therefore, I chose this one.

So, do you think I will actually get any sleep this month, with all the books I need to read? And here I am blogging about it, instead of reading! Well, what can you do?


Jace said...

Jill, I had to smile at your line ... I'm so fortunate that no one in my county reads. :D

Yes, you're indeed very fortunate. I don't have a decent library where I live. Don't even think of county library ... our National Library, which is the mother of all libraries, is hopeless and positively archaic. I buy all my books, and if I'm lucky, I may find some books that I want to read at the book rental store.

I'm glad that you're soldiering on with the Lara Adrian books. :) I'll be keen to know your take on them.

Jennie said...

I looooved Spymaster. Totally lives up to all the hype.

I used to live in Brooklyn and was totally spoiled by their fabulous library. When I moved to North Carolina I was so disappointed by the selection here. It's not horrible, but Brooklyn had everything. And my library here charges you to place holds on things (a whole dollar!), so I can't request the new stuff I want. It stinks.

Jill D. said...

Jace, I would go broke if I had to buy all my books. I am pretty choosy, actually, when it comes to the books I do buy, and I don't buy too often. So yes, I do think I am lucky to have a good library. You might want to check into for books too. I have a link on my sidebar. So far, I am liking Kiss of Crimson better than the first one. I will definitely be reviewing it later.

Jennie, Your library charges you to hold a book? What a scam!! I would be outraged! A library is supposed to be for FREE. Don't we pay taxes to use it? Aren't we already paying for it? (Can you tell, how upset I am for you?) Jeez, that is just too bad. You have my complete sympathy.

Christine said...

I hope you like Kiss of Crimson better than Kiss of Midnight. Her books have a similar style to them, though, so I don't know if you will.

I am finishing Witch Blood by Anya Bast right now... and then I plan on reading The Spymaster's Lady. I feel like I'll be the last to read it and it has barely been released for two months!

I might try to squeeze in a reread of Sugar Daddy before the release of Blue Eyed Devil. I read it back in March of 2007. Let us know what you think of it.

Jill D. said...

Christine, So far, I am actually liking Kiss of Crimson better. I like that the world is evolving and the addition of a couple new characters. The plot is interesting, as well.

I will be reviewing Witch Blood soon. When you are finished reading it be sure to tell us what you think. If it wasn't for all the talk about The Spymaster's Lady I would have never wanted to read this book. I hope it lives up to all the hype.

I am sure I will like Sugar Daddy since I have loved everything Lisa Kleypas has written. It's just that I am a little leary when an author changes genres. Sometimes the transition isn't a very good one. But since it was voted one of the best, I should definitely give it a try.

Jace said...

Jill, I can't trade at because I live outside of USA. I trade at BookMooch instead - pretty good experience so far - managed to get some out-of-print books, and some almost brand-new books.

I buy about 80% of the books I read new - the rest come from the bookrental shop or BookMooch or my reading buddies. :)

Christine said...

Hi Jill!
I finished both Witch Blood and The SpyMaster's Lady since I last came by here. I'm really behind in writing reviews for books I've read. I normally don't read historicals and would have also passed by The Spymaster's Lady if everyone wasn't ooohing and aahhhing over it... but I'm so glad I did. I really loved it.

Jill D. said...

Jace, Oh, I didn't realize Paperback Swap was only for the United States. Now that I think on it though, I haven't ever mailed a book out of country.

Christine, I will be posting my review of Witch Blood tonight and I am reading The Spymasters's Lady right now. It is really good. I haven't wanted to blog all day because I can't put the book down. You should definitely write reviews. I would love to hear your thoughts :)

Rowena said...

I really enjoyed Sugar Daddy and look forward to reading your thoughts on the book, some people really enjoyed it (like me) and others hated's a hit or miss but it was a total hit for me! =)

And yes, you should definitely read Rachel Gibson, she writes funny contemps and her heroes are always super hot!

Jill D. said...

Rowena, I just finished Sugar Daddy and love, love, loved it!! I will be reviewing it shortly. (I try to review all the books I read.)