I had a chance to meet Swati Avasthi and hear her speak about how she was promoting her debut book Sweep. However, the bookseller was sold out and I had to get mine from Amazon after I got home. Luckily, I did have her sign a bookplate that I put in my new book when it arrived.
I won a copy of Carney's House Party/Winona's Pony Cart by Maud Hart Lovelace for asking a question at the Blogging the Backlist session. I haven't read these. I feel behind because Lovelace is a much-beloved Minnesota author.
I also had a chance to get an ARC of The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino. This is a middle grade novel being published by Milkweek Books.
I also bought The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff and had a chance to get it autographed. This YA books has gotten mixed reviews and I am eager to see what I think.
These books actually did appear in my mailbox this week.
Eternal: More Love Stories With Bite edited by P. C. Cast has a number of stories by authors that I read.
The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P. C. Cast is for fans of the House of Night series who wish to learn more in a pseud-nonfiction book about being a fledgling. I thought it looked interesting. I know I have students who will be interested in this one.
I also bought Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. I have already lent it to a student who has promised to read it and write a review for this blog. I didn't know when it would rise to the top of my TBR stack. So I am grateful for her help (and I love to feed reading addictions.)
I also decided to buy a few books that have been on my wishlist for a while. All of them are either or both steampunk or dystopias.
- Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi is up for some awards this year and I thought it was time that I read it.
These are the books that have found a home on my TBR stack. What did you get this week?