Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On my weekend, more books and winning a giveaway!

Happy weekend everyone!

What? It's not your weekend? Well, it's mine! :)

I am off today and tomorrow and let me tell ya... it could not have come at a better time. The past five days at work have been exhausting. Partially due to this "bug" I have caught that is just hanging on enough to ride my last nerve! I truly miss breathing through my nose.

Well, earlier this week I wrote about my mountain of TBR books and since then I have added to it! Someone stop me. (No, don't. I'm just kidding) I know I will not make it through all of them before they are due back to the library but that's okay, I will just put them back on hold some other time.

So yesterday I picked up the first two books in the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The YA blogosphere raves about this book and it's sequel, Catching Fire so I just had to look into it and see what the hype was all about.

I also checked my mail and had this little puppy in there waiting for me!

It is Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver! I won a giveaway from Sharon at Sharon Loves Books and Cats. So, thanks Sharon! If you're a fan of YA you will like her blog. She is honest in her reviews and has a hilarious voice.

From the back cover:
Samantha Kingston has it all - looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it's her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she relives the last day of her life several times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.

I'm really excited to have won this because it sounds awesome and just look at that cover! I am such a sucker for a good cover...
It's also an ARC, which is an advanced reader copy and has not been released yet. I have never had an ARC before, how exciting! The book will not be out until sometime in 2010. So, this will definitely be going to the TOP of the TBR pile, can't wait to dig into it! After I am done with it my assistant (a fellow YA book lover) is really interested in reading it and then after that I will be happy to pass it on to anyone else that wants to read it! Just let me know! :)

Hope you're all having a great week, happy hump day!


Blondie said...

I love your blog and am so glad I stumbled upon it! We have so much in common! I could spend my life in Barnes and Noble! Have a great Wednesday. I am a follower should check out my blog if you get a chance! Kori xoxo

Lesli said...

Oh, it sounds really, really good. If you like it and think I would, I would like to read it too, thanks!!

Lesli said...

PS. Jane is having another contest on her blog.

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Congrats on the win! I've been coveting that book for a while now. I hope you like it.

I recently read Catching Fire and I thought it was just as good as The Hunger Games. :)
Enjoy your time off!

sharonluvscats said...

yay glad it got there! I hope you love it as much as I did.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Enjoy your "weekend" and rest up and feel better!!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Happy reading! Yay for winning giveaways

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's so cool that you got an ARC! Never got to read one of those - maybe some day! How fun!

I hope you feel better. It wears a person down to have a bug - esp when it won't go away.

Enjoy your much deserved weekend!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Congrats on winning!