21 April 2012

Books of the week - a long long list ...

Bad, bad preorders, why do you always arrive at once? And bad, bad other ordered books, why do you also have to arrive all at once? On Friday alone I received 5 preordered books in the mail (of course all of them were in extra packages even though four of them were from one online book store) and today I got 8 books I had ordered in the last days and in the last week. I guess my Mr Postman sometimes thinks that our household is crazy because we all order a lot of books regularly.

This week I got in the mail (all books bought besides the book by Williams & Beale, which was a gift from the lovely Anna-Lisa)

Awaken - Katie Kacvinsky 
Taken at Dusk - CC Hunter  
The dragons of ordinary farm  - Williams & Beale 
Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
Heart Sick - Chelsea Cain
Sweet Spot - Kate Angell 
Clutches and Curses - Dorothy Howell 
The Peculiars - Maureen McQuerry  
Fifty Shades of grey - EL James  
Fifty Shades freed - EL James
The Language of Flowers, a Miscellany - Mandy Kirby
Finding Mr Flood - Ciara Geragthy 
Wanderlove  - Kirsten Hubbard 
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce 
The future of us - Asher & Mackler 
Just like heaven - Julia Quinn
A sheetcake named desire - Jacklyn Brady
Ordinary girl in a tiara - Jessica Hart

Puh, that was a long list of new books. 19 new books is a bit crazy, even for me. :) I think now I need a piece (or two) of my homemade Butter Cake. And maybe I should order some less books next week.

My favourite book of the week is
Lightbringer - K.D. McEntire

This book is a good novel with paranormal elements from the YA section about a girl who can see ghosts and who can send them on to the next level of their lifes. The story is fast-paced, interesting and in this first book of the series there was no love triangle (I know, it's a wonder!). Plus I liked reading about the heroine who is not your average pretty and nice YA heroine.

I'm reading right now
Seizure - Kathy Reichs
Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch 
Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers 

Next week I plan to read
Murder with Puffins - Donna Andrews 
Radiate - Marley Gibson 
Always a witch - Carolyn MacCullough
The sweet scent of blood - Suzanne McLoud


  1. Are you planning to do this action they described in the S. Fischer book? I don't know if I want to, because I am not sure... I don't like writing in books, that's because I have my notebook in which I keep my thoughts written..

    Ah, I can understand what your feelings must have been like when you got these books :D I really love to open post, don't know why. And adding books to goodreads/to my statistic is even more fun!

    The Future of us is a novel I'd be interested in, but I'm not so sure because I didn't really like Thirteen Reasons why. But this cover looks so funny!

    1. I'm not sure if I will really write in the book, like you I'm not the biggest fan of writing into books. Right now I'm not even sure if the plot of the book will work for me. I have to think about it a bit more in the next days.

      "The Future of us" is my first book by the authors, I liked the excerpt and the plot sounds interesting, but still I'm not sure if the book will be for me.

      Have a great weekend!

    2. Could you say me if you do it or not? I don't want to dissapoint the publisher but I think they won't even recognize it if we don't do it. The book doesn't sound that interesting to me either, but we will see.

      Thank you! You too! :)

    3. I mean of course: Could you send me a message about that when you decided wether to do it or not :D

    4. I will let you know. Like you say, the book might not even work for us. I think the publisher's idea is great but I also think that they know that not every blogger/reader will participate in it. And if I don't enjoy the book, then I don't want to take part in the whole thing. We will see what will happen.

  2. Wow great list Sabrina :) I hope you enjoy them :)

    1. I so hope that I will enjoy most of the books, some of the ones I got sound fantastic.

  3. Oh. My. God. I'm speechless (but I can still type).

    I already put "Clutches & Curses" on my wishlist as I enjoyed the previous books a lot (light reads, but so much fun). And ohhh ... I read "The Language of Flowers: A Miscellany" last year and it is such a gorgeous little book!!

    1. Lol, to be honest I was also a bit speechless and shocked when I saw how many books I got this week. Next week I have to buy less.

      The flower book is so pretty, I already looked into it and I love it. I like the books by Dorothy Howell especially because they are so funny and over the top. I always have to laugh a lot when reading them.

      Happy Reading!

  4. Wow sweetie these are lots of great new books! Awesome! The 10% offer from TBD was just too good not to take. ;) And I know what you mean about the pre-ordered books and so. ;) Same there. Still waiting for so many books to arrive. *giggles*
    Glad the book arrived savely. :)
    I also got the book by Cassie Alexander...looking forward for that to read. :)

    1. Yay, hope we both will enjoy the book by Cassie Alexander, I think it sounds pretty funny.
      I haven't even used the 10% at Book Depository so far, but I plan to do so in the next days. The offer is to good to not use it. Now I just have to think about which books to order.

      Have a great weekend!!!

  5. 19 books.Wow. That IS a lot.
    Something my mind refuses to understand - right now you are reading three different books and already have FOUR planned for next week. How do you do that??? I'm a fast reader myself, but still it takes me a couple of days to get through a book, just because I have so much stuff to do in between (right now it doesn't really help that all of my books are in boxes,but just put that aside for a moment ;) ).

    1. Most of my reading is done on the train. I'm about three hours a day on the train and can read one book in that time. Plus I read about one hour or more every evening, and I'm a super fast reader. And I have no trouble with not finishing books I don't enjoy. All these points together allow me to go through a lot of books every week.

      Have a great new week and happy reading!

  6. WOW! I'm a little bit envious hehe! You got some great books, I liked Just Like Heaven and I can't wait to start Grave Mercy.

    I see you got EL James books? Did you already read them? They seem to be pretty popular...

    Happy Reading!

    1. I read books #1 and #2 in the Fifty Shades of series by EL James already and really liked them. I think they should work for most fans of erotic romances.

      I plan to start with Grave Mercy tomorrow, the book sounds so good and I'm hopeful that it will be a great novel.

      Have a great week and happy reading!

  7. I spy Fifty Shades of Gray! I hope you enjoy it. I got that one a while ago and enjoyed it very much. I got Grave Mercy a couple weeks ago but I haven't gotten to it yet. Happy reading :)

    I hope you'll drop by and see what I got this week :)

    1. I already read the books by EL James (book 1 and 2) as ebooks and, like you, really enjoyed them. Now I'm excited to see how the series will end.

      I plan to drop by in the next days, see you then.

  8. today i found Rivers of London on amazon. i hope, you're going to write your opinion about it?! :) perhaps, ... can you give me an advise: should i buy the englisch or the german version?
    the language of the flowers is on my wishlist :)

    1. I'm on page 87 of "Die Flüsse von London" and so far really enjoy the story. The translation seems to be pretty good, so there's nothing that points against reading the German version. The writing style is full of dry humour, sarcasm and irony. So if you like these things (I do!) you might enjoy the book.

      From next Saturday on I plan to add a list of all the books I read in the week with little mini reviews to my "Books of the week" post, so there will be definitely a few words on the book.

      Do you mean the novel "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh? The book I got this week is like a companion to it, in it the meaning of different flowers is explained. Btw, I loved "The Language of Flowers" by Diffenbaugh, it's such a special and emotional book.

      Have a great week and Happy Reading!

    2. Thanks for your answer and correction. I tought "The Language of Flowers" you bought is the one written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh :) Your comment (special and emotional) makes me even more interessted in.
      I like dry humour, sarcasm and irony, too - so I'm also still interessted in "Die Flüsse von London" / "Rivers of London" and I'm looking forward to your "Books of the week"-post.
      I'm still thinking about which version I should buy. English books need more of my time to read, which is not bad, 'cause I read a lot, and in comparision to the german version they're often cheaper :)
      But every time I order an english version I'm "afraid" of the language itself, so I'm thinking about "perhaps you don't even get a word..." - but this has never happened yet. :)
      Greetings! :)

    3. The prize is definitely a good reason to get the English version, it's amazing how much you can save on books when you don't rely on the German versions. My mom often buys the German versions of books I read on English and the difference in the prizes is sometimes huge.

      When I first started reading books on English (I started with the In Death series by J.D. Robb) I was also afraid of not understand enough, but of course it got better with every book I read. Now reading on English has become normal for me. So if there is a big difference in the prizing I would go with the English version.

      Happy Reading!

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