Some Random, Bookish Post July 13, 2009Posted by bookbutterfly in books, school and other academic stuff.
Thanks so much for the awesome links and jokes, Spider and Priya! You guys rock. Those did cheer me up. 🙂
Anyhoo, this is, basically, a random, literary post that doesn’t really even deserve a title. It’s more like a “so what do you think I should do?” type of post. Lame, I know, but I really, really want everyone’s opinion!
As you all know (and should know if you don’t!), I have a mad penchant for fantasy (*coughfairytaleretellingscough*) and historical fiction. And I love it even more when those two genres are fused together into period fantasy. (♥!) So, bearing this in mind, I am going to splurge a little (I hope, at least) on Borders.com and buy some fantasy, historical fiction, and period fantasy novels, especially since most of my children’s books have now been carted off into the garage and now the few YA books I actually own make me look as if I, erm, don’t read a lot. And you all know what a lie that is.
What I need to know from YOU guys is whether the following titles are one, first and foremost, CLEAN and APPROPRIATE (nothing graphic, please), and two, interesting. And paperback, just because they’re cheaper. But the ones I’m listing are already in paperback, so I’ve already covered that for you. 🙂
I’ve pretty much vowed to myself since the fall that the next first book I would buy after this whole book ordeal I had would be Sorcery and Cecilia by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer and I may buy the rest of the sequels from online in the same purchase. I’ve heard it’s mostly pretty clean…ye or nay? I would think ye, but it doesn’t hurt to double-check.
I’m also dying to have these titles:
- The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
- Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
- How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
- East by Edith Pattou
- Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
- Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
- Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
- The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
- The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson
- The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
- Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
- Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock
- The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson
- Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
- Remembrance by Theresa Breslin
Oh NO. I promise, I was NOT originally going to spit out so many titles. There WERE going to be only like…five. Including Sorcery and Cecilia. But alas. There you have it. So please tell. Tell the truth. Especially whether they’re clean or not.
And now I’m going off to quickly check some HBP updates on the Leaky Cauldron (*squee!*), do some extra practice for tomorrow’s test, and read some, all in order to prevent myself from freaking out from tomorrow freaky test. Ugh. Lack of eloquence right there. Wish me luck. Hasta luego.
P.S. Reviewer X is holding a giveaway of that novel everyone is squeeing about and murdering themselves and others for–Catching Fire!! Yup, just click here, link, leave a comment, and you’re entered. 😀