Hi, I’m Anya and I have a problem with borrowing books. I tend not to ever buy any new books (unless as gifts for others :D ) and just wait until a friend has a copy of a book I want to read, or until I find it at the library :D. Hence this week’s ridiculous amount of books….
So first off, my mom is awesome, and lent me all three of her birthday presents (from me) that I hadn’t read yet. She’s crazy too, since she was able to lend me the Edge books without having read them, how does she have that willpower?? Needless to say, there will be a lot of Ilona Andrews in my future, and that will be a good future. Also, a friend of mine has all of the published Lost Hero series, and lent me the first :D. This is an example of a book I simply couldn’t convince myself to buy in hardcover (because of lack of practicality, so many people in my life read this author, might as well wait) and I was thrilled that Melissa was all right with me borrowing hers :D.
After everything that I had heard about Stormdancer and after reading Jay Kristoff’s awesome blog, I simply had to purchase Stormdancer. It was one of those books that no one in my real life friends had heard of, so I wouldn’t be able to borrow it from them, and I was worried the library wouldn’t carry a copy, since it’s a little more edgy that most library books. This means that I had to buy it and lend it to my friends to repay them for all the books they lend me :D. I also spotted Sizzling Sixteen at the bargain book section of Meijer for $6 and snagged the hardcover. Stephanie Plum novels are light and happy with just a little sexy romance to spice things up. These are the things I need in life right now :).
There are a couple still in the mail, but I received Carlousia this week and am super loving that cover! Who said teenagers exploring fantasy lands isn’t relaxing?? And stylish :D. Thanks to E. G. Carter for sending me a copy!
Making bookmarks is so much fun, and it was my good friend’s birthday last weekend, so what did we do?? Made ice and bookmarks! :D It was so delicious… she had gotten a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream making cookbook from one of our other friends, and we each ended up having three bowls of ice cream each (had to try all the flavors :D). We also had pizza and amazing garlic cheese bread (omg I love cheese bread, in fact I need to finish this post so I can eat the cheese bread I just cooked!), and I’d say it was a very successful birthday :D. I’m a super fan of autumn so I had to try out the pumpkin stamp, which started out horribly (messed up some inking) but turned out really well through sheer willpower :D. Also I had been eyeing the owl stamp for a while. Finally, look, I have a On Starships and Dragonwings bookmark!!! My awesome co-blogger Stochastic has surprisingly awesome handwriting, and he wrote the text with an embossing pen, how amazing is that?? I really want to make a stamp of his writing so I can make duplicates and give them away >.> Anyone want one??
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