Saturday, September 04, 2010

Books, books, books - Recent Arrivals

Time for book photos!! Arrivals from publishers for tour or review:

Top to bottom (most for tour or review, plus one surprise from Atria):

The Power by Rhonda Byrne

The Christmas Book by William Bennett

The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

The Human Bobby by Gabe Rotter

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley

Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang

Purchases, PBS, and one book I forgot to put on the review pile:

Top to bottom:

Home Truths by Freya North

Alone in Berlin by Hans Falada

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy (UK version - bought for my collection)

Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

Wastelands, ed. by John Joseph Adams

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

The Knight Family Legacy by Marilyn R. Hill-Sutton

Chances are good that I've missed a few. I haven't bothered to take photos of new books in quite some time and I know I've also acquired some children's books. Peter Pan & Wendy is one of them. See the cover in my sidebar? The illustrations inside are every bit as fabulous as the cover. And, the story is so much more than I expected. I'll be reviewing Peter Pan & Wendy, soon.

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  1. I'm intrigued by Pemberley Ranch. I can't wait to hear about that one.

  2. The Human Bobby is the only one we got in common! I hope all of yours are fantastic!

  3. Nancy! You're starting to look like me here with the books coming in :p You've got some good ones coming in there. Glad to see a Christmas book too because I'm going to need some Christmas books to read this year and need some recommendations!!

    I have The Water Babies too but I've yet to read it. I've always wanted to read that one. And I definitely need to read some more Murakami! I've loved what I've read of his...and I have a bunch more here...just haven't gotten around to any of them yet.

  4. Cupcake,

    Well, you would be. LOL I think it's a December release, so you have a month or two to wait, but I'll review it before the end of the year. Psst, did I tell you my eldest son is now a math teacher?


    Really? That's surprising! It sounds really good. I hope I'll get to it soon. Thanks! I hope yours are all fantastic, too. :)


    I know, pretty bad, eh? LOL But, I have two very excellent excuses:

    1. I've been gone a lot, so I'm "reporting" on a large backlog at once.
    2. You cannot go to Foyle's bookshop in London without buying something almost every time. And, we went there several times. Dangerous!!!! Simon said Foyle's was a "must". I don't know whether to thank him or swat him. ;)

    Cool that we have two of those books in common!! We should buddy read one. Maybe The Water Babies, since I've yet to fully pull myself out of my summer-slash-empty-nest slump. I'll let you know about the Christmas book. So far, I think it's the only Christmas book I've got for review but Christmas is a bit down the road, still.

  5. I have a copy of Wastelands floating around here somewhere. I know my husband read and enjoy it, but I haven't taken the time to even look inside.

    Lotta loot there, missy!

  6. Les,

    You have Wastelands? Cool! We'll have to compare notes when we get around to reading. Yes, I know it might be 2020 before we get to it . . .

  7. Beautiful, bountiful stacks! I'm especially interested in The Reapers are the Angels.

    I also see that you're reading Simon! Why We Fight is the book I started with. Rocketgirl is trying her best to snag the Love volume out from under me.

  8. Andi,

    I'll let you know what I think of The Reapers Are the Angels. When I read about it, I was surprised that it sounded so good because I kind of hated the title. I liked the premise, though.

    Yes, I'm reading Simon! I even took him on the plane and read a little in London but I am in such a huge, ridiculous slump that it's taking me forever to finish anything. You know it's bad when even Simon can't totally pull me out of a slump, although . . . not much of it is actually Simon. Someone needs to hurry up and release his first novel before I shrivel up and die under a cascade of unread books.

    Cool that you've got avid readers to fight with you over books. Oh, sob, now you're making me miss my youngest. I suppose he'll still steal books from me when he's home, though. :)

  9. I love pictures of stacked books more than seems possible. I actually had a frisson of joy seeing that.

    Yes, I am clearly quite, quite weird.

  10. Carrie,

    Stacks of books are a joy to behold. If you're weird, I'm a lost cause.

  11. I adored The Winter Sea! I am planning to buy another copy of it once it is released!

  12. Oh some wonderful books there! I've recently heard about The Reapers are the Angels - apparently a very great book. Enjoy!

  13. Marg,

    Oh, good! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed The Winter Sea. That you're planning to buy a new copy when it's released is high praise, indeed!


    Yay, two positive recommendations!!
    I haven't heard anything at all about The Reapers are the Angels, but I am still not succeeding at the blog-hopping thing. Or email. Or, maybe life in general. LOL TRATA does sound like a good one - I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  14. I hope you'll share your thoughts on Alone in Berlin when you get to it. I've been interested in that one since the WWII challenge.

    I also received Pemberley Ranch. It'll be interesting to read P&P reimagined from the male point of view.

  15. Anna,

    I shall do my best. I'd never heard of Alone in Berlin; it was a total impulse purchase. The cover grabbed me and the blurb hung on. I do love a WWII read.

    I'm excited about Pemberley Ranch, too. Apparently, I can't get enough of P & P told every which-way. LOL


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