Books, Books, Books: Recently Acquired!

Posted by Steph on April - 17 - 2013

In the past week I’ve acquired sooo many books through authors, NetGalley, online shopping, and loaning from the library I just had to share! So look forward to reviews of the following I haven’t read yet:  

The Clock Of LifeThe Clock of Life by Nancy Klann

I’m so very excited to read this!  It deals with some deep topics and two periods in American history I can’t get enough of in literature; the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. Check out the synopsis on Goodreads here.

First Editions of Scarlet and Cinder by Marissa Meyer (so I can get them signed next Monday!!) Click on titles for full reviews.

Signed copy of The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig from The Poisoned Pen (Love ordering from this bookstore! The books come with a nice plastic cover and a tracking number is e-mailed once the book is shipped from the store; so thoughtful 🙂 )

The Distant HoursThe Distant Hours by Kate Morton (It was a bargain book on Barnes and Noble that I couldn’t pass up!)

 

Double Crossed by Ally CarterDouble Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Gallagher Girls, #5.5; Heist Society, #2.5)

 

The Chalice

The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau

 

The Rose Throne by Mette HarrisonWish

 

Wish by Beth Bracken and Kay Frasen

 

From the Library:

I have about 40 checked out (gahhh :S) but these will be the ones I read first

Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

The Kiss by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski

Reached by Ally Condie

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

What are some great books you just can’t wait to read? Or do you know something I don’t know about the books I haven’t read on my list?

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Forgotten Garden was a good read.

  2. Melinda says:

    I LOVED The Forgotten Garden!! It’s my favourite Kate Morton. I also liked The House at Riverton, but Distant Hours were my least favourite. If you want, you can check out my reviews 🙂

  3. Steph says:

    I will definitely check out your reviews! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Katie says:

    I’m so sad that I missed the Marissa Meyer signing!
    I know this is such a random comment to leave here, but I was wondering since you are a librarian if you know a way to get the plastic off the hardcover sleeves of the library books. I recently acquired some old library books at a library sale and was wondering how to get the plastic off while causing the least damage to the books. Thank you!

    • Steph says:

      Hopefully you can catch her the next time she’s through!
      As for the books….are they paperback books or hardcover books? If it’s matter of getting the plastic cover off of the hardcover dust jacket, the actual book dust jacket should just be able to slide out (at least I never tape the book dust jacket to the protective cover) once you’ve gotten the tape removed from the book itself (which there is no special “way” to do unfortunately). If it doesn’t slide easily you can try and find where the covering is taped and remove the tape so you can just take out the dust jacket.
      As for paperbacks…I don’t know a way of getting that stuff off without ruining the book or at least leaving it all sticky. (sometimes re-aligning it when covering them ruined the cover!) Let me know if you need anything else!