No matter how many books I have in my TBR pile, I find that I still love Galley Glancing every once in a while. So many shiny new titles available on Netgalley and Eidelweiss! I haven’t been doing much e reading lately because I’ve found it affects my sleep and also makes it hard for my “brain to shut off.” Many times I use an i phone to read and it heats up too fast in my hand. Nook…toast. It always malfunctioned so I gave up. I also feel like once I request a copy online, if I get ten pages in and hate it, I am then bound to review it. The last three I’ve requested I’ve had a hard time with.
How do you DNF on Netgalley?
What e reader do you prefer?
Are you a paper reader or e reader and why?
I prefer paper copies.
While I know ebooks are the direction many publishers are going to push promotional copies, I miss getting uncorrected bound proofs and ARCs as often as I used to. Paper is still my preferred method of reading. You just can’t beat a book!
Here’s a few titles that caught my eye online and will go on my wishlist.
The Ruby Airship
by Sharon Gosling
Capstone Young Readers
Pub Date Feb 2 2015
In this action-packed sequel to The Diamond Thief, trapeze-artist Remy has left the circus and her life as a jewel thief behind, but doubts that young detective Thaddeus Rec will ever truly trust her. Torn between her new life and her old, her mind is made up when Yannick, a fellow circus-performer from Remy’s past, arrives in London. Remy decides it’s time to go with him to France, and rejoin her best friend Claudette and the circus. But Thaddeus is sure that Yannick is up to no good. He’s determined to track them down and win Remy back, even if he has to embark on a perilous journey by airship to do so.
My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
by Stephanie Perkins
St. Martin’s Press
St. Martin’s Griffin
Pub Date Oct 14 2014
Looks like I missed this one on Netgalley…but adding to my list! I love Christmas compliations 🙂
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If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.
Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 1)
The Call to Search Everywhen, #1
Czidor Lore, LLC
Pub Date May 7 2014
When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas helps her to escape by traveling to another place and time. At first, Calla is as intrigued by the otherworldly Valcas as she is by his method of time travel: an altered pair of sunglasses that enable the wearer to search for anyone or anywhere in the past, present or future. That is until she suspects that his search for her was no mere coincidence.
With her trust broken, Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.
The Call to Search Everywhen is a serial series of novel-length installments.
Rising Fire: A Novel of the Stone Circles (Warriors of Destiny)
by Terri Brisbin
March 3, 2015
What if the standing stones and stone circles across the old Celtic world had a secret origin and use?
What if some opened into another world?
What if the goddess of fire was trapped beneath one?
Lovely and innocent Brienne of Yester has always been able to manipulate fire, but when her powers suddenly surge, the simple life she once knew explodes.
Handsome, fearless, and commanding William de Brus has been summoned by the king to investigate a nobleman rumored to have powers linked to the fabled fire goddess. When he chances upon Brienne, his desire for her is immediate. But as his mystical quest unfolds, William realizes that she is at the center of it—for Brienne possesses the very power he has been sent to vanquish….
As their attraction deepens, William attempts to free Brienne from the dark force beginning to control her—even when his duty demands that he treat her as an enemy. With emotions flaring, fire rising, and evil threatening at every turn, can the two lovers survive the coming battle and save all of humanity?