A Feast for a Bookworm: Week #17 in 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Feast for a Bookworm

A Feast for a Bookworm is weekly post on Bookworm Dreams blog highlighting new books that I either purchased, borrowed, received for review or on a giveaway.

What is the difference between this post and In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren or Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews? None, whatsoever. But I thought that my post deserved some original title. And this is what my husband and me came up with. :)

So new books on the menu for me are:


Pics are links to Amazon, and here are Goodreads links:
A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon (Fantasy)
Children of Fire by Drew Karpyshyn (Fantasy)
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (New Adult Contemporary Romance)
Quite Contrary by Richard Roberts (Fantasy)
Big thanks to Premier Digital Publishing, Del Rey, Atria Books and Curiosity Quills Press.

My self-proclaimed NetGalley and Edelweiss ban is working people! I know it sounds funny considering I've got 4 new books but it's better than 15-20 (and believe me I used to request/download that much weekly).

Quite Contrary is my first review copy I requested directly from publisher. Funny story related to that book. I recently read and loved Nefertiti's Heart, so I looked for Curiosity Quills Press on NetGalley and requested this book (dark retelling of Red Riding Hood). But when they approved my request I saw that there is no 'Send to Kindle' option and that book is expiring/being archived tomorrow. Since I love fairy tale retellings and I really wanted to read Quite Contrary I sent them review request and they accepted, so now I have Kindle-friendly ebook. Yay! Special thanks to Giselle from Xpresso Reads, because her post about requesting ARCs gave me courage and also showed me how to write the email/request.


What do you think I should read first? Did you already read something from this pile? What did you get this week?

Feel free to leave links to your lists of new books in comments. ;)

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22 comments

  1. Congrats on your first direct-from-publisher reading material :D Giselle helped me out so much when it came to review requests when I was starting out too! She's so awesome-sauce (her word, not mine :p). Children of Fire looks great, I think I want to read it lol!

    Thanks for sharing :D
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

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    1. Thanks. Giselle is definitely awesome-sauce. :)
      You have 'Children of Fire' on NetGalley. ;)

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  2. Congratulations on your first review copy!! :D That's awesome!

    I hope you enjoy Hopeless. I adored that book!

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    1. Thanks. I feel like a professional book blogger now. :D

      I haven't read anything by Colleen Hoover but I heard great things about her, so 'Hopeless' is my test if I should spend my money on 'Slammed'. :)

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  3. OH! You got your first review copy straight from the [publisher! I recently just requested my first one and got accepted! The ARCs haven't been printed yet though, so I have to wait until July. BUT STILL. I know how you feel. I don't know about you, but I've only been blogging for four months!

    Anyway. I loved Hopeless. I know you will too! I also haven't read Slammed and Point of Retreat yet, though I have signed copies of both. Now, how to get a signed copy of Hopeless and This Girl...

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. Yay for us and our review copies. I feel more comfortable reading ebooks than paperbacks but I'm so happy for you. I hope they print them soon! I've been blogging for 6 months. :)

      I hope I will love Hopeless too and then I will be of course reading Slammed. I hope you get those books signed soon. ;)

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  4. I'll be curious to see what you think about Children of Fire and Hopeless especially. They're both ones I'm curious about. I enjoyed Karpyshyn's SW EU books, so I'm interested in his non-SW stuff.

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    1. Hopeless is going to be published soon, so hopefully I will read it next week. Children of Fire is coming out later, so I will postpone reading it. But it's Tor so I am excited. :) I haven't read anything by Drew Karpyshyn. I'm not into much SW, but hush hush or else geek/nerd community will renounce me. ;)

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  5. I read Quite Contrary. Got it from NetGalley, and yes, was disappointed when I could not send to my kindle. I wish it would say that before I requested it somehow. Not much for sitting in front of my computer all the time like that.
    Children of Fire looks really good.
    Here are my newest additions

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    1. Yes I hate it when that happens, I agree NetGalley should have some warning about how book will not be available for Kindle. :/
      I hope you liked Quite Contrary. :)
      I'm not much into cover for Children of Fire - face of that man looks too weird, but it's fantasy so it's a must-read for me. :)

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  6. I've heard great things about Hopeless, but haven't read it. I did the same thing with Quite Contrary. I wanted it for my Kindle and the publisher was nice enough to supply it. They're awesome. Happy reading!
    Here's My STS

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    1. Yes, they were very kind and quick to respond. I hope we both like Quite Contrary. Ax wielding Red Riding Hood. Sounds very interesting. :)

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  7. Everyone is loving Hopeless. I still need to read it. I hope you love it.

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    1. Obviously I still need to read it too, I hope we will both love it. ;)

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  8. Nice assortment of books. I have been staying away from NetGalley and Edelweiss for a while too. I need to catch up on what I already have for review. Come and see what I got this week at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. Good luck on catching up on reviews to both of us then. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Cool haul. Happy reading :)

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    1. Thanks & thanks for stopping by Shane. :)

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  10. Reminds me, I still need to read Hopeless! I have it on my kindle, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Anyway, happy reading! :D
    Stacking the Shelves
    New Meme for Cover Lovers

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    1. Haha we'll see who will get to it first. And since we both liked Losing it, if you like it I know there are bigger chances I will like it too.
      Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  11. Thanks for stopping by! It's great when reaching our directly to a publisher works out. I had a few titles that I was denied on Edelweiss, and I had absolutely no problem getting them directly from the publisher. You rarely get any info when a request is denied, but it turned out they were all regional rights issues with the electronic ARCs . . . but they were more than happy to send the paperback ARCs.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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    1. Thanks for the regional rights info - it's good to know. I am gathering my courage to start requesting paperback ARCs. :)

      BTW How they approve requests on Edelweiss is a mystery to me. I get 10 rejects and then get auto-approved for that publisher. I would think it's some error but it happened already three times to me. I guess you just have to be persistent and keep on trying.

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