Look What Just Arrived! (#3)

I know, I’m late posting.  Yesterday I was travelling and attended an opera.  The hotel, which was rather nice, had very sketchy internet access.  But now I have proper internet access and bought 7 new books from the Chapters branch.  Sorry, no pictures yet, but I will post a picture as soon as I get home.  The picture is now up!  So what did I buy in the city?

  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  • Feed by M. T. Anderson
  • Eve by Anna Carey
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Looking for Alaska by John Green is not a book I would have normally picked up, but it was recommended to me by two different people.  So, what the heck?  Kushiel’s Dart is also something I normally would have picked up, but I kept reading about it on TVtropes, so I had to pick it up.

Eve and The Girl of Fire and Thorns are both YA books that are relatively new and from what I’ve read about them on other blogs, I’m expecting good things.  Feed by M. T. Anderson (not to be confused by Mira Grant’s political thriller/zombie novel Feed) is one of those classic YA books I never got the chance to study in school, so I decided to read it on my own.

And yes, I finally caved in and am going to read A Game of Thrones, if only to see what all the fuss is about.  Who knows? I might actually enjoy it.

So what are you guys reading right now?

5 comments

  1. Pete Howorth

    At the moment I’m reading “I’ll Go Home Then; It’s Warm And Has Chairs” by David Thorne. He runs http://www.27bslash6.com/ which is mainly e-mails he sends/receives to work colleagues, his neighbours or randomers, it’s so funny. Check out his website, his books are just full of that hilarity/garbage 😀

  2. Andy Szpuk

    I’ve been a little slow with my reading just lately, so last night I read an Alan Sillitoe short story, ‘The Decline and Fall and Frankie Buller’. A great story!
    When i saw 1984 on your list, I must admit I felt a real rush inside – a real classic that one.

    • Carrie Slager

      I’m only about 10 pages in, but so far it’s pretty good. I figure that it’s one classic I really should read, considering I review so much science fiction. So far, I’m much farther in ‘Kushiel’s Dart’ but that’s because of hotel bar music induced insomnia.

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