The Story Siren where we can celebrate some of the great books and treats we've received over the week. It doesn't matter if they were bought, sent through the mail or borrowed. It's a great opportunity to join in on the fun and share some of your "treasures" with everyone!!
( click on the title for my mailbox )
It's been a pretty good week for me and my Kindle - I had alot of fun FREE books to feed it and so we're both pretty happy and pleased with ourselves. Here's what we got ...
Under The Moon's Shadow by T.L. Haddix - from The Romance Review
Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias and Susan Wales - NetGalley
Impulse by Candace Camp - NetGalley
Prelude To Scandal by Delilah Marvelle - NetGalley
Enchanted No More by Robin D. Owens - NetGalley
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell - NetGalley
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan- NetGalley
The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird - NetGalley
Free ebooks - or at least some of them ;p
Tanaquil by Akalle - Smashwords
Grizelda by Margaret Taylor - Smashwords
Catching Caroline by Sylvia Day - Smashwords
The Eternal Kiss by Diana Castillieja - Smashwords
The Day Of The Dead by Karen Chance - Smashwords
The Devil In Chains by Sandra Bull - Smashwords
Glide Like Ghosts by Kara Thorpe - Smashwords
Half Past Dead by Zoe Archer and Biance D'Arc - Amazon (My first zombie romance)
Bound Darkly by Tarrant Smith - First Reads giveaway on Goodreads
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK - Love entering book giveaways? Check out www.goodreads.com/giveaway There are LOADS of books !!!
News on the book buying ban - Week ONE
I've put alot of thought into this ban and came up with a way that I can be successful. I was going to post about it, and I still will, but I've been sick so haven't done it yet. The only stipulation that I've allowed myself - a kind of freebie if you will, is that I'm allowed to buy those books that are "OMG I have to have this book so bad I'm going to stop EVERYTHING I'm doing and read it STRAIGHT away" Examples for me are Sacrifice by Richelle Mead and Shadowfever by Karen M Moning etc etc you get my meaning. I know what books fit the category and so other than that I buy no new books. Having said that, I began this past Monday and it was HELL. I can't believe how often I go to buy books without even thinking about it!! I tortured myself looking through the book section on Tuesday at Walmart and seriously I was spared solely because I saw nothing. I think I got a little cocky after that and less vigilant because I'm ashamed to say that Friday I bought THREE books and didn't even blink an eye. It wasn't until I was back at work that it HIT me what I'd done. Without even being aware of it!! I can't even tell you what the books were and I know they'll be sitting on my bookshelves for forever. So lesson learned loud and clear this week and I'm renewing my commitment to the ban. Cross your fingers this next week I'll be a good girl.
Don't forget - Today's the LAST day to enter my SPOKTACULAR and Bite Me, Change Me, Corrupt Me giveaways
Also check out my Spotlight on author L.M. Pruitt posts - one is a a blog entry by her on New Orleans legends (click here to read) and the other is an interview with my reviews on her books Shades Of Gray and Shades Of Desire (click here to read)