Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea!
This is where each Sunday, we can "showcase" what we've gotten in the way of books;
in the mail, at the bookstore, the library, or as a gift!
Ok, this should be my last Showcase Sunday featuring "books bought" because I need to enforce a severely strict BOOK BUYING BAN for the next few months. I have bought TOO many books in the past few months and I haven't gotten through ANY of them. I definitely don't have book buyers remorse (LOL, like that exists!), but I guess what I'm feeling is pressure to read the books I already have. It sounds weird, but I love the thrill of a the chase... in the book buying world. When a book has a release date, I count down the days and hours until I can buy it and then once I have it, I move on to the next soon-to-be released book. There really should be medical coverage for book therapy. I'll bet even authors would back this up.
Without further ado...
The indie book seller out here could pretty much live off the profits of my special orders alone, and that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside as well as sad and distraught that most of my moneys is gone because I CAN'T CONTROL MY BOOKOHOLIC TENDENCIES. Sheesh, I guess this is the post for overuse of capital letters for emphasis. Moving on...
YA Book Exchange has become one of the 5 websites I visit every time I come online: Email, Facebook, Blogger, my bank's website, and YA Book Exchange. I mentally slap myself whenever I think about all the books I've given away or donated to the library when I could have been saving them for future trades! (Sorry library, I love you, but you have enough books without my donations and I'm over protective of my preciousssssss')
Thanks to Vivien for this trade on YA Book Exchange!
Thanks to Holly for this trade on YA Book Exchange!
In exchange for helping the owner of my local indie bookstore with editing facebook posts, she gave me these two ARC's! Both ARC's have different covers from their finished copies. If You Find Me has a bunch of review quotes as well as what the final book will look like on the cover, and Speechless has this tag line at the bottom that says, "Saying She's Sorry Isn't Enough".
I know I've been saying I wouldn't buy an e-book until I made some head way in the ones I currently have, but I devoured the first book in this series, The Fallen Star, my review here, and since that was free, I figured $.99 for the second book really makes it $.99 for BOTH BOOKS. AM I RIGHT?
Also, I know the cover model is portraying the main character, Gemma, but I still see an emo-dude wearing eyeliner casting a purple glittery magic spell with his weird claw hand. Good thing you don't have to look at the cover of e-books whenever you put them down because I might not be able to focus on anything else if I had to see this everyday. /End cover design judging.
Thaattt's all for me this week! Like I said, if I have anything showcasing next week other than books I've traded, I need y'all to virtually slap me over the head and bury my wallet somewhere that doesn't have access to the internet, cause you know I won't risk that type of exposure to the real world. ;)