Friday, December 11, 2009

Empty Shelves

Firstly - Happy Birthday Elana!! Yay for birthdays! And even more yay for cake!! Hope you have a day made of awesomeness. *Hugs*

Okay, so this has been a CRAZY week around here. DJ stuff has sort of taken over my life. There were some important peeps in town and now that they've returned to their homeland I can finally breathe again.

Except now I'm so freakin' tired I'm not sure my body can take the added pressure of maintaining lung function. Between that and the planning for my last work trip of the year next week, I'm pretty much zapped.


Simply put: exhausted!

I'm taking this weekend to do some recoup. Focusing on some editing and aiming to get in some reading. But *sigh* I actually don't have anything new to read. My to-read shelf pretty much looks like this and the book you see on there, yeah, that's not even really a book, just one of the many currently blank notebooks I keep around the house.

I've been mostly re-reading the same books over and over again the last few weeks because there just hasn't been anything recently released I've been hanging on the edge of my seat for.

I did just finish Hush, Hush, keep an eye out for my Recent Reads post on it. But other than that...

My list of BooksIHaveToGoBuyRightThisSecond is looking a bit scant. So you guys have any recommends for me to use a recently acquired giftcard on? I'm pretty open for anything YA...


Nisa said...

Just reading this is making me tired. After next week's trip, I hope you get a long winter's nap.

I would guess you've read all the YA I know and it's not recent, but have you read "The Naming" by Alison Croggon? I haven't read it yet, but my husband just finished it and he liked it. I'm just starting Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series right now. I'm kind of behind the times... I know. :)

WindyA said...

Thanks for the recommend, Nisa! No, I haven't read "The Naming" but I'll keep an eye out for it. And I'm horribly behind the times, so, yeah. I feel ya. :D

T. Anne said...

Did my comment disappear? MAybe comment mods are on... off to test.

T. Anne said...

Odd. Sorry for the multiple posts! LOL. Happy Birthday! Hugs!!!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Brandon Mull's Fabelhaven series is a good one.

Charlie Fletcher's Stoneheart Trilogy is good.

I also like Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

The 39 Clues books are interesting, albeit quick, reads. Still need to pick up the latest.

If you want some classic (in my opinion) fantasy, go with David Eddings' Belgariad series, Mallorean series, Elenium trilogy, and Tamuli trilogy.

I like Jasper Fforde's books, but there is some language if that makes you uncomfortable.

L.T. Elliot said...

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain comes out Dec. 22nd and I've read a few of the chapters early and think it's INCREDIBLE. Really wonderful!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Suzette Saxton said...

Have you read Beautiful Creatures? Debuted on the NYT's list... and is staying there. Supposed to be a great YA.