So it’s been 4 months since my last book purchase post… guess it’s about time I finally blabber about all the new ones I’ve received since then. I’m astonished this year by my ability to only buy the necessities. Last time we talked books I had only bought 13 in the first 4 months of the year. This time I’ve only bought 10! To say this is a major improvement in comparison to my book splurging in 2010 would be an understatement.

Anyway, here are the books I’ve bought in the past 4 months: Blood Magic (Blood Journals, Book 1) by Tessa Gratton, Impossible by Nancy Werlin, Before, After, and Somebody in Between by Jeannine Garsee, Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers, Fins are Forever (Fins, Book 2) by Tera Lynn Childs, Passion (Fallen, Book 3) by Lauren Kate, Rampant (Killer Unicorns, Book 1) by Diana Peterfreund, Forever (Wolves at Mercy Falls, Book 3) by Maggie Stiefvater, Retribution (Dark-Hunter, Book 20) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Of those books, I’ve already read Blood Magic, Cracked Up to Be, Fins are Forever, Passion, Forever, and Retribution — all of which were pretty darn great, if not fantastic. I’m currently reading Rampant and it totally rocks already! I’ve been trying to get into the habit of commenting on finished books over on my Goodreads page. If you’re interested in reading any of those “reviews” click HERE. Feel free to add me too if you’re on Goodreads.

Oh, I also downloaded Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl which I plan to read next. Guess that technically counts, even though I can’t show you a picture of owning it (being digital and all). The cover was really pretty though, see:

All of the remaining books I must have for the rest of the year have already been pre-ordered, but I’ll wait until they all arrive and do the last book post of the year in December. What books have you guys purchased in the last 4 months or read for that matter?

Peace – Sarah



Three Things on Friday

1. On Repeat: Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”

Had to buy this track (because I know I love it (obviously since it’s on repeat)), but I’m waiting impatiently 25th in line to rent it from the library to see if the rest of the album is worth buying. Kings of Leon’s older stuff was highly influential in the beginning of my current WIP so it would be nice to have some new tunes of theirs to keep inspiring me until the end.

2. Recently Released Book Covers that make me giddy:

And let’s not forget these semi-recent awesome releases either:

3. Writing: I’m fighting the urge to acknowledge things that will distract me from writing. I swear it’s like as soon as I say, “I’m going to devote the rest of the month to writing,” all kinds of ideas and characters crawl out of the woodworks. Character wise, there are so many up there in my mind. Tons with very different personalities, looks, and lifestyles all screaming for my attention, but too many of them aren’t attached to any sort of story. What the heck is up with that? Story wise, I’m really feeling the South. I’ve always been a fan, far before I enjoyed reading about it (I mean 1/2 my family is from the South), but I really think I need to make the setting of a book in the South and soon because ignoring the ideas attached to it is driving me slightly mad.

Happy Friday Friends!

Peace – Sarah