Tuesday, December 30, 2008

And You Thought YOU Were Addicted

These are not all of the books I bought/received during my vacation, but that's the vast majority of them. Off to the side were some 09 ARCs (excitement!) and umm a few other books. This is the brunt of it. It's all organized and stuff now, and divided in two suitcases, so the chances that it'll go over the limited are all but obliterated.

A few highlights - I have four Laurie Halse Anderson novels in there (Chains, Prom, Catalyst, and Fever 1793), all of Deb Caletti's books (The Queen of Everything, Honey Baby Sweetheart, Wild Roses, The Nature of Jade, and The Fortunes of Indigo Skye), like 25+ VC Andrews novels (almost all of the Casteel, Dollaganger, Landry, Logan, Cutler and Orphans series) courtesy of Taren, Tallulah Falls by Christine Fletcher, The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty, and um um um... Life of Pi, Catcher in the Rye, Never Let Me Go, and Battle Royale. Oh! And also Margo Rabb's novel, Cures for Heartbreak, and Robin Brande's Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature courtesy of Alea.

AND LENORE GOT A SIGNED COPY OF AGATB BY LIBBA BRAY FOR ME. It says TO STEPH and EVERYTHING.

And that doesn't even begin to cover it. YAY, books!

31 comments:

Paradox said...

*Drools* You have The Summoning in there?! I want to read that so badly. I doubt my book obsession is quite that much, but my collection has increased by over 150 books in the last 1.5 years (lots of cheap secondhand books - some even $1 each or less, plus contest winnings and gifts), so I'm pretty obsessed. I'm running out of shelf space...

Meredith said...

Congrats on the great haul of books!! Good luck lugging it all back home!

Adele said...

Can I worship at your suitcase?

(Feeling stupid but what does the acronym ARC mean?)

violetcrush said...

Wow...thats a lot of books Steph!!!

Keep it up :)

Alessandra said...

Wow lots of books, Steph! I've been wanting to read The Summoning for a while.

Alea said...

Yay for the picture!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerb said...

Ha! That looks like my suitcase every time we left the States when we lived in Japan. Nearly exceeded the weight limit every time. Happy reading!

Taren said...

Adele, ARC is advanced reader copy.

Darling Steph, I'm honored to have contributed to your holiday book stash. Many thanks for mine, too.

carmen alexis said...

Wow... I'll be super jealous.. if I wasn't already super impressed. haha. Looks like you had a great holiday. xD

Shalonda said...

That's an awesome collection! Yay for you!

harmonybookreviews said...

Whoa...

And I'm assuming you still haven't gotten the books I sent?

That's awesome, though!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

I can't even begin to describe the amount of jealousy I'm feeling right now. How many books did you get?

Cat said...

Holy cow! Did you bring a suitcase JUST for books? :)

Diana Dang said...

Homg! Huge! xD I know when it comes to books, there is another who is more obsessed than me. =D;

Lenore said...

I had my books spread over 3 checked bags and 1 carry-on. I need to do a pic too :)

Amee said...

You should post the picture of them all stacked up. I loved that one. It was pretty. Or maybe I'm the only one obsessed with staring at pictures of books all stacked up like that. :)

Alea said...

It's not just you Amee :)

Alea said...

You know what we need? A meme to get people to take pictures of their bookcases etc! I showed mine now i want to see other people's! :P

Thao said...

I wanna steal that suitcase of yours ; )

TruBlu93 said...

That is soo cool. You are going to love Catalyst. I picked it up cause we were studying catalysts in science class and it turned out to be really good.

=)
TruBlu

Leigh said...

Whoa...looks like a publishing house exploded in your luggage. This haul should hold you until - when? February? March?

DarlingDiva said...

OMG!!! I love it, that pile reminds me of my pile but not as good. There was a time that I could barely walk in my room, but it is all good now :)
There is no greater joy than reading a good book and talking about it with friends *Sigh*

DD

Amanda said...

I agree, post a pick with them all stacked!!
I'll be your book lacky, you know carry your books around....read them...

Reader Rabbit said...

Great haul :)

I read the Summoning the other day when my friends wanted to go watch a movie that I had no interest in. Instead I went to chapters and read The Summoning, Untamed and reread Nick and Norah. Much better use of time, imo.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

good lord, steph! that is quite a haul. :)

-lauren

Alyce said...

Wow! I'm at a loss for words.

Alea said...

I forgot to say thanks Steph, for making me look normal! It makes me feel much better!

The Book Obsession said...

Thats my dream right there =]
would you mind doing a link exchange?
bookworm0440.blogspot.com

robin_titan said...

wow! that is so cool. I hope you enjoy battle royale I LOVE that book I could not stop reading it until I finished it, I then just had to watch the movies. :)

Bookish Ruth said...

Can I just say, that suitcase is a thing of beauty. Enjoy all your new books!

Cassandra said...

Wooowww.... I wish I got that many books for the holidays! I got FOUR. They said they were tired of me getting just books, so they got me socks instead. : (

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