Saturday, October 29, 2011
In My Mailbox (Oct. 29th)
Well, I hope everyone had a great week. :) I know that I did. I didn't get "as much" this week, but the books I got were still either very much wanted or a nice surprise. Unfortunately Facebook and my DSI do not want to cooperate tonight so there won't be any "live" pictures. Then again, how many times do you guys need to see my leopard print bedspread before it gets old? :p
Let's move on to what you're really here for: the books.
I won't lie: I dropped everything and read this immediately. And now I'm stuck waiting for the next book. :p As far as full details on how I felt about it, I will likely have my actual review for Destined up sometime next week.
I am still going to buy this in hardcover. I almost went for it tonight but figure it will be in town for a few weeks and I get paid on Monday, so there was no reason to mess up the last of this month's cash when getting the book will be no issue and I have already read it.
Something weird and unique happened to me this week, though. Each of my parents randomly picked up a book for me that they saw and "thought I would like". Considering how much they tend to bemoan too many books in my 10 x 10 bedroom, that's somewhat amusing.
Not sure what I'll think of this. It was not really on my radar. My mom, apparently, was thinking of Halloween coming up and the fact that I usually stay in and hand out candy (and she brings candy back for me.). Apparently it made her think of Something Wicked This Way Comes. (My favorite is still the animated version of The Halloween Tree, but that's just tradition by this point.)
Anyone know anything about this? I've read that it got a lot of fuss when it released but I was focused on other books at the time.
That's a pretty big pair of shoes for any book to fill, and I certainly don't expect that of this book. (That would not be fair, plus that book already exists.) At any rate, thanks to mom.
Anyway, my money says my dad was thinking of movies, not of books, when he picked this up. I'm certain he didn't know I read and reviewed Shiver and gave it one heart. He was probably thinking of movies about traveling and exploring, race horses or sled dogs, when he bought this. So I will read it. I will definitely keep an open mind, because the premise does sound fascinating.
But it's definitely not a book I would have bought on my own. Which is probably a good thing ... If it was a book I would have bought on my own, then there is no reason I won't get around to buying it.
The print in this one looks big enough that reading the hardcover should be just fine. Thanks so much to dad for picking it up. (Who am I to gripe about a free book?) Anyone have any thoughts on The Scorpio Races they'd like to share?
So, what did you get this week? Have you ever had loved ones randomly pick out a book for you that made them think of you? I hope the week has treated you all well. :) Happy reading!