Saturday, March 2, 2013

Jen's Book Haul (74)

Inspired by memes hosted at The Story Siren and Tynga's Reviews.

An epic week, if I do say so myself. I've always been a Nook user. Nook + booklight = fun reading in the dark! And then, after I purchased an iPhone, I took advantage of the Kindle app, because there are always such great deals on Kindle books (not to mention April's awesome Fill Your Kindle posts always make me buy more.) But after two years, I grew tired of having to angle my booklight at the right angle so as to not blind my husband. Seriously, those Nook lights are bright. And I don't mind reading on my iPhone, but the light is kind of harsh.

So after talking to some of you on Twitter about getting the good old cheap Kindle vs. the Paperwhite, the latter won out. Obviously. Hello, soft glowing backlight! So when my parents asked what I wanted for my birthday, I opted for the lovely Paperwhite. A couple days later, it was delivered to my house and we've been inseparable ever since. Seriously, I don't even want to read anything unless it's on my new Kindle. Shortly after, I bought myself a pretty purple case that puts my Kindle to sleep when I'm not using it. I'm officially converted :)

For Review
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
(thanks Simon Pulse, Little Brown, and NetGalley!)

Game: The Sequel to "I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga
Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton
(thanks, Jennifer & April!)

Kindle Books
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sever (Chemical Garden) by Lauren DeStefano (only $7.99 for Kindle!)
Don't Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (only $1.99 for Kindle!)
Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1) by Addison Moore
Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan
So Into You by Cecelia Gray
Ever Shade by Alexia Purdy
The One You Love by Paul Pilkington
Planning for Love by Christi Barth
Hired by the Cowboy by Donna Alward
Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly
Eternity: Immortal Witches by Maggie Shayne
The Wild One by Danielle Harmon
Kate's Kisses by Mary Manners
Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot
Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles (only $1.99 for Kindle!)

In my defense: A vast majority of these Kindle books were FO FREE or insanely cheap.

Here's what you missed this week...

Jen reviews Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith and thinks it definitely earned the "wild" in the title.
Jen's Waiting on Meet Me at the River by Nina de Gramont and is WTFing at the fact that there's gonna be some Cher & Josh step-sibling love going on, but with GHOSTS. My mind is already blown.
Jen reviews Pivot Point by Kasie West and admits being totally wrong about DNFing. This one deserved the second chance!
Jen reviews Game by Barry Lyga and OMG MY BLOOD PRESSURE CANNOT HANDLE THIS.
Debra Driza stopped by the blog to answer some fun questions about MILA 2.0, the UFC, and drinking WD-40. (Haha, seriously though!)

Also, if you follow my This One Thing feature, I definitely cannot commit to just doing it on one particular day of the week. I'm just that unreliable, you guys. Hahaha, but it will be up sometime this week, if you care :)


  1. I'm a nook user but my parents have the Kindle Fire and LOVE them. Congrats on your new e-reader! AWESOME haul. LOVE free e-books and really cheap e-books! Happy reading :)

  2. YAY PAPERWHITE!! I'm totally with you that I want to read things on it all the time now. It's so awesome!! THE LIGHT!! It's so pretty! I had an old kindle keyboard like a dinosaur, so I'm dying over the paperwhite's touch screen, too.
    But the books: I CANNOT WAIT to read Let the Sky Fall! It's one of my most anticipated reads coming out this month. If there's a book that is even vaguely weather-related, I'm probably going to have a nerd moment over it and then get the excited fidgets. Can't wait to see what you think of this one!!
    HOLLA, free stuff!! :-)

  3. Yay Paperwhite! I am so in love with mine. I always look forward to reading on it. Great pick :) I'm dying for Let The Sky Fall! And omg Game... I Hunt Killers was so amazing. I can't wait for this one!! Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS this week

  4. Yay for a Kindle! And I love that purple case! :)

    I'm not sure if I'm interested in reading Game ... I liked I Hunt Killers, but it was very disturbing in some parts! Though, I listened to the audiobook which had a VERY creepy sounding narrator, so maybe that's why I felt so disturbed.

  5. I'm looking forward in also reading Let The Sky Fall.

    Here's my STS

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Congrats on the new Kindle. I just posting about my new love too. Check it out.

  7. I have an "old" kindle keyboard and I want that Paperwhite SO BAD!! Enjoy! I'm also jealous of "Game" -- I need to get my hands on that one. Have a great weekend. My STS

  8. The Sky Fall looks pretty interesting! I hope you enjoy everything.

    My IMM

  9. YES! I think the next Kindle I buy will be a paperwhite -- I just want that whole chapter timer thing.

    AND YAY ALL THE NEW KINDLE BOOKS. I felt exactly the same when I got my Kindle Fire for Christmas. I basically LOVE them both. So much.

    AND! THe Game! Yo, I need to read that soooooooon.


    Also, please let me know how you feel about the cover. I'm on the fence about it!

    1. I got the cover when I bought mine and I love it. Although, I got black instead of pretty purple. Oh well. I feel like my baby is well protected with it and it puts it to sleep so it saves battery.

  11. I recently also purchased myself a Kindle Paperwhite and I LOVE the darn thing <3<3<3<3. I love it because it weighs only about what my phone weighs and it fits in my purse which means I take it EVERYWHERE with me. No more boring waits in line at the local WalFart. So congrats on that!

  12. That's awesome about your new Kindle Paperwhite! And the purple case is super pretty!

    Let the Sky Fall looks so good. I can't wait to read that one.

    Enjoy your new Kindle, and your books. Happy reading :)

  13. Congrats on the Kindle. I'm going to cave and get one when I get back from Italy in 18 months. :) Enjoy all of your new books.

    Enjoy your haul. It looks incredible. My STS

    ~Danica PageTaking it One Page at a Time

  14. I want the paperwhite Kindle, too. When it's time for an upgrade from my keyboard kindle, that's what I'm getting.
    Also, I'm interested to hear your thoughts on Addison Moore's writing style and storyline. I got sucked into those books even though I didn't think they were the greatest and the editing errors drove me crazy.

  15. Ahh, I am excited that I will be getting a Kindle. This makes me want to jump around with you and celebrate such an awesome thing ;-) Awesome book list too! Can't wait to see your reviews as well.
    My StS:

  16. I love your Kindle and pretty purple case! I know you 2 will be happy together :)

    Sugar & Snark

  17. Wow, great haul! Let The Sky Fall is such a pretty book to look at!
    Happy reading!

    My haul

  18. Thanks for linking back to your Pivot Point review-I just read it in one go yesterday and loved it but had skipped over some of the reviews I saw in my google reader obviously to avoid spoilers and potentially being overhyped.

  19. Glad that you're loving your new Paperwhite! Kindles are so amazing :)

    Fabulous books! Hope you enjoy them all!

  20. I can't wait to read Let the Sky Fall and Shadows in the Silence! Very nice!

    New GFC Follower

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  21. That Paperwhite is all sorts of pretty! And GAME... that book still freaks me out and I read it how long ago?!

  22. You got some great Kindle books :D Your Kindle is also very pretty: happy reading on it!

    Haul - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  23. Your Kindle Paperwhite is so pretty, and I love the case! I'm getting sorely tempted to buy a new Kindle since the boy "borrowed" mine and it's still with him. But then, I can always use the Kindle app on my iPad... Ah, decisions!