Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #91

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on! 

Title: The Geography of You and Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Poppy

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father. 

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met. 

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

I am so excited to finally be able to read a book about a long distance relationship! I know the pain of being in one, so I'm hoping to relate to the characters and their story!

What awesome title are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

In My Mailbox #90

I've decided that before I catch up on writing any reviews, I should post an IMM to show you guys which books I've gotten over the past month.  I'm very excited for most of these, and some I've already read, so I can't wait to share my thoughts!

-Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
(Signed ARC from Wandering Librarians)

-Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
(Signed Paperback from Up in the Bibliosphere)

-Losing It by Cora Carmack
-Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
(Paperbacks from Figment)

-Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
(ARC from Simon and Schuster)

-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
(Hardcover from St. Martin's Press)

-Mist by Susan Krinard
-Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler
(Paperback and Hardcover from Tor Books)

-The Cute Girl Network by Greg Means, M.K. Reed and Joe Flood
(Paperback from First Second)

-Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
(ARC from Bloomsbury USA Children's)

-Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
(ARC from Walker Children's)

-Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
(ARC from Bloomsbury USA Children's)

-Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
(Hardcover from Tor Teen)

-How To Love by Katie Cotugno
(ARC from Balzer + Bray)

-Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
-Sick by Tom Leveen
(ARCs from Amulet Books)

(ARC from Amulet Books)

-The Elementals by Francesca Lia Block
(Paperback from St. Martin's Griffin)

I know I've been absent from this blog for a majority of the last few months, but with my new-found free time, I plan on catching up as much as I can!  

Thanks for stopping by!  What have you received in your mailbox?

Monday, September 9, 2013

August Wrap-Up and September TBR

Unfortunately I have some bad news...but with that bad news brings good news for the blog!  Yesterday I took a fall down the stairs and ended up having to get 12 stitches to the side my foot.  While this means that I can't work for at least a week and a half, it also means that I have this time to catch up on some reading.  I know I've neglected this blog, especially within the last month, but I'm hoping that all of the free time I have now will help make up for it.

The books I managed to read in August:
-The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider
-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Next month I'm totally aiming to read 3 books or more.  I'm sick of the number 2.

The books I will definitely try to read in September (for review):

Clearly I may not be able to get to all (or most) of these, but since I have the time, there's no harm in trying!  I'm most excited for The Chaos of Stars, Through the Zombie Glass, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, How to Love and Perfect Ruin!

Of course, there are a few non-review books and review books I've missed from previous months, but I will choose those according to mood.  Maybe I'll finally get around to reading Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi or If I Should Die by Amy Plum?