Halfway through The Night Circus

And just updated my Nook with my epub books – lots of reviewing to do!! Thank goodness for a day off to read like crazy!

The Leftovers by Thomas Perrault – hope I got that right – it is one of the 50% books at Bam – I grabbed it immediately-he wrote Little Children, and this is an interesting looking one as well!

Tired…. but reading :)

Very tired today. ¬†The weather is frightful, but inside it IS so delightful! I have the rest of the night and all day tomorrow off to READ. ¬†Got my pineapple oj, I’m a bit of a juice addict, orange juice that is. ¬†Just had leftovers, now time to get to reading! ¬†I downloaded a bunch of books today to read and review, so I need to get on that as well!!

Not that I want to advertise, but this is a pretty good time to get books at BAM – huge sales – I know this because my fingers are stiff from putting sale stickers on everything!! I want one of everything of course…

The Night Circus is wonderful so far. ¬†I got a new purse – it’s big enough to hold a large hardcover book, my Nook, and pretty much everything else in my house. ¬†Feels like a suitcase, but honey I am PREPARED. ¬†Time to go snuggle with the pups and read a ton! I’m so excited! Isn’t it amazing how a BOOK can make you so dang happy?!!?

Post Christmas Reading

I broke down and bought The Night Circus – and am loving it! So glad I succumbed to my need for new books!

I don’t think I have mentioned – I have a Nook Tablet – got mine the day it came out. ¬†I adore it. ¬†Completely. ¬†Love the ebooks. ¬†But – BUT – I will never stop buying physical books either. ¬†Why? They smell good. They feel good. ¬†The weight in my hand. ¬†The sight of books like IQ84 that are just HUGE! Knowing I get to read all that!! Feeling the pages, the awesome cover art – you can’t get that with an ebook. ¬†But, I also sell the Nooks, so I can’t totally disregard them ūüôā ¬†I do love my tablet though, and have the remainder of the Outlander series already loaded and waiting for me to finish. ¬†

I started work at 5 am today, to get ready for the post Christmas sale.  Lots of moving huge table top books around, gift sets, book sets, etc.  I was exhausted by ten.  But I still went shopping after work. Derp.  Bought a new purse big enough to carry my Nook and a few books! Score! Well, off to dinner, and hopefully some awesome reading tonight!!

I need a slogan like Paula Deen has, from my house to yours, good reading…something…

Merry Christmas to everyone…..and me!!

I did it.  I bought IQ84 and The Night Circus.  Plan to do a lot of reading tonight and tomorrow!!  

A bookstore is a pretty magical place at Christmas time. ¬†I find myself close to tears when I see people buying books for presents. I get so excited when kids get excited over books. ¬†It’s not just Harry Potter anymore. ¬†All these grew books and series, so much for them to enjoy. ¬†It’s funny, when I was a kid, there were a few series, but I started reading adult books early, mainly horror. ¬†Kept up on all the Stephen King Books, except the Dark Tower, which I now own but still need to read. ¬†Now, the kids section is huge, and I see kids sitting on the floor with a book open everyday. ¬†I don’t yell, I don’t ask them to move. ¬†I smile at them and move along, stepping around them or go another way ¬†I don’t ever want to interrupt a kid reading a book!!!!¬†

I love the grandmothers who come in buying books for their grandkids. ¬†One woman buys each grandchild $100 worth of books every year. ¬†How incredibly awesome! ¬†Did you ever get great books as a kid? ¬†My step brother used to get me really cool editions of books. ¬†I got grime’s fairy tales, and later on a H.G. Wells collection. Fantastic, and I will always keep them. ¬†I believe he signed one of them saying that nothing is a better friend than a book – something to that affect. He was right. ¬†Books have been my best friends for as long as I can remember. ¬†

Speaking of friends, as I am writing this I look to my left and see my Chihuahua, Baby Bandit, trying not to fall asleep standing up. He is not succeeding!

Good night and Merry Christmas to all ūüôā

 

Annie

Bummer

I can’t believe I didn’t read today. Well, yet. I’ll read when I go to bed, but seriously!! WTF?? I work in a book store!! I couldn’t even stop to read a magazine?? Argh. It was insanely busy, and my only time to stop was to enjoy the chinese food lunch that BAM provided for us. ¬†Bonus or food? I will take food every time!

I have to fight every day not to buy the Night Circus and IQ84. ¬†If anyone reading this feels the need to buy it for me, feel free!! OR even an epub file would be great!!! ūüôā

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve – we are open 8-8, and I will be there 9-6:30. Sigh. ¬†I might have to buy both of them tomorrow. I just might. Not that I don’t need to pay bills or anything – but seriously, books are AWESOME. Heat is meh.

i plan to read some tonight – my days are really bad if I can’t read something. ¬†The Night Eternal or Jamie and Claire? Hmmm…….

 

 

What I am reading now…

Well, I read too many books at once. ¬†I am down to three right now, but mainly two. ¬†Drums of Autumn, part of the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series. ¬†It took awhile to convince me to read this series. ¬†I don’t like romances. They depress me. I’m not really into historical fiction. ¬†This is both, but incredible. ¬†Let me say that again. INCREDIBLE. ¬†It is a romance, but not a gushy porn thing. ¬†That’s ok every once in a while, but again, not my thing overall. ¬†This is an incredible love story. ¬†I was talking with a customer the other day, and we were discussing how we wanted to go to Scotland and find our own Jamie ūüôā ¬†Yes, it is that good!

The other book I’m reading is the Del Toro/Hogan book The Night Eternal. ¬†It is the latest and last in the Strain Triology. ¬†I love vampires. ¬†Love that they are good and bad, blah blah. ¬†But this guy, the Master, he’s not good at all. ¬†There’s no romance for him. ¬†No glittering, no dreamy eyes or chicks ripping off their bodices for him. ¬†He is merely a scary as hell kind of guy. Oh yeah and he’s taking over the world.

But I always have room for more to read.  currently I am trying for the Night Circus in this giveaway. 

http://reviewingshelf.wordpress.com/christmas-giveaway-international-open-till-172012/

 

Giveaways are fun! Maybe I’ll do some soon too!