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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Book Delivery: May Edition

Posted by Irish in Books for Free, Misc10 Comments

About a month or so ago I came across the website of Lisa Roe, an Online Publicist who is on a mission to connect books with readers. If you go to her website and see a book that interests you then you fill out the form and if its still available then she’ll send you the book. Although it can’t be that easy can it? Well, if you think that, then you are wrong because after much deliberation I signed up for one of the books and it came in today’s mail. I am the proud new owner of Admit One: A Journey Into Film by Emmet James. But a free book in the mail isn’t the best part. The best part is that the book was sent to me by the author who signed the book. I am really looking forward to reading this book and I think that it will take one of the coveted spots in my luggage for my upcoming trip to Aruba.

But Admit One isn’t the only book that the mail man brought to me today. My dear friends at Amazon and the wonderful postman worked together and brought me Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zasuk, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, and Native Land by Nadja Tesich. So many pretty shiny new books I don’t know where to start. I want to bring them all with me on vacation too but can I forsake the books that are already living on my shelf and waiting for me to read them?

And dare I mention my trip into Barnes and Noble yesterday? A trip that wasn’t planned. All that I had planned was lunch with a friend. Just lunch. How was I to know she’d suggest going into B&N? I was ok though. I could resist the powers of the books. After all I’ve had two orders from Amazon and two lucrative trips to Borders. Yeah. Who was I fooling….going into B&N was like sending a drug addict into a crack house and expecting him to ‘Just Say No.’ I can’t blame my friend though. I am weak. Especially when faced with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free sign. That book buying binge yielded me the following: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.) by Loung Ung, Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson, Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.) by Simon Singh, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn, and from the bargain table Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

Have I mentioned lately that I am a book addict?

In other news I learned that I got the apartment that I applied for. Which is good news. But it has me totally freaking out because the move in date is June 1st. Which is a good month away. Plenty of time to pack right? But its not. I am away all next week. This leaves only 2 weeks from when I return. 2 weeks! I’m not sure its possible. In fact I should probably be starting to sort through all my things now but I’m not. I don’t even know where to begin. Hence the freak out. So tonight I am allowing myself to panic. Tomorrow I’ll get down to business.

10 Responses to “Book Delivery: May Edition”

  1. bibliophylia

    Every time I go to B&N, I must pet the books. I don’t buy them there, though. I make a list and reserve them from the library 🙂 I’m cheap like that!

  2. Denise Hunter

    Hi Irish. I’m Denise Hunter, the author of The Convenient Groom which you picked up and placed among your brothers and sisters.

    I just wanted to let you know that the book is only part of a series in that they are all set on Nantucket. The characters and problems etc do not overlap. Please don’t take my daughter back to the store! She’s really fond of your brothers and sisters. 🙂

    PS have a fabulous time on vacation!

  3. Terri

    When do you leave on your trip? Aruba looks beautiful. I hope you enjoy it and that you don’t get TOO far ahead of me in our reading non-contest!

  4. Irish

    bibliophylia – I try to do that as well…though my will power is weak and the voices of the books are strong.

    denise – with a plea like that how can I resist? Thanks for taking the time to stop by. =)

    terri – I leave friday morning. I can’t wait. All that is left for me to do is pack and decide which books are going to come with me. Which is the hardest choice of them all!!

  5. Jill

    You can manage the move if you pack a few boxes at a time. Start as soon as you get back from your trip and then do a little bit every night. It *can* be done as intimidating as it might seem at first glance.

  6. tapestry100

    Congrats on the new apartment. It didn’t seem like you were very happy with your current location, so that you’ve found someplace new must be both exhilarating and intimidating all at once. But like jill said, just do a little at a time, and it’ll be done and over before you know it.

    Besides, now is not the time for panicking. Now is the time for packing! For Aruba! And sun-drenched beaches! And reading! And cabana boys bringing you fruity cocktails! And relaxing!

    After all that… then it’s time for panicking!

    And concerning your book purchases… you go, girl! I’m actually jealous of all your purchasing prowess lately. I have put myself on a book-buying freeze for awhile. The idea is to try to get through the entire month of May without purchasing a book (I’m ignoring the 4 that I purchased on May 1 – I’m blaming that one on the weather.) I’ve got 2 books coming in the mail (LTER and B&N First Look books) and beyond those, no more for me this month. We’ll see how well I do…

  7. Terri

    Just think how relaxed you’ll be when you get back from Aruba – you’ll be able to take on anything, including moving! Congrats on the apartment.

  8. Irish

    So with the whole apartment situation. I’ve decided to keep my current place for an extra month. Which will give me an extra 4 weeks to pack. More then enough time and a lot less stressful. Less stess is good…especially after coming back from a nice beach vacation. =)

  9. Terri

    Wow,it’s so nice you have that option! Sounds spendy but probably worth it, eh. Stress and moving are a tough combination. Good for you.

    Have a wonderful trip – think of us working our asses off while you’re basking on the beach. :o)

  10. Irish

    At my current place I am on Month-to-month so can leave whenever I just need to give them a month’s notice. When I moved in I had to give first, last and a security deposit. So it won’t really cost me anything out of pocket at this time to keep my current place for June. =)

    I’ll be sure to think lots of happy thoughts of warmth, sun and relaxation for you while I am away!