I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.
This was a very unusual book for me. I got 4 books and three of them were for review. I usually buy all my books. This is an interesting change. However, now I feel pressure to read and review these books soon, I don't know that I actually like that pressure. Am I alone in this? How do you feel when you receive books for review?
I was surprised to receive an ARC of Matched by Ally Condie in my mailbox this week. I don't remember winning it in any contest. I know I entered a few for it though. I think that the premise in intriguing and am eager to get a chance to read it before it is actually published.
I did purchase a copy of Torment by Lauren Kate. I enjoyed Fallen, even though it felt unfinished to me, as did quite a few of my students when I brought it to my HS Media Center. My students are the ones who reminded me that Torment was coming and asked if I was going to be getting it for them. I hope this makes the whole story more complete.
I also received an ARC of Selling Hope by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb for review. I thought a Middle Grade work of historical fiction would be a nice change of pace for me. I find that I am reading way too much paranormal to consider myself a well-rounded reader. I need more balance.
I was also approached to review Radiance by Alyson Noel and received a finished copy of the book this week. Although I was not in love with Noel's the Immortals series, I will admit to being fascinated with the main character's ghostly little sister Riley. I am looking forward to reading this and sharing it with my students.
That was my mailbox. What appeared in yours? Any surprises?