Tuesday, September 27

BTFMH - September Edition - With something Super Awesome


So, I've been behind on my posts, so I'm doing a big ol' round up of books that followed me home for the entire month - among one other bookish thing that followed me home. Seriously folks, I had no choice in the matter for this it FORCED me to take it home. Jumped into my hands, all on its own. I tell you, books and book related things, are getting a little aggressive these days.

But, I got a lot of good reads this month. Some books I've been meaning to read for a while, and others just decided they wanted to live on my shelves.

 The first batch of books is for the beginning of the month, and its nearly completely Canadian Themed. First there's Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong - with the exception of the newest book (Spell Bound) and the one that hasn't been publishd yet, I have all the books in the Women of the Otherworld series. I'm waiting for the newest one to be released in trade paperback so it matches with the rest of the set I have. Next there's Bluebeards Egg and Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood. I'm slowly building up my Atwood collection. Margaret Atwood's recnt stance on standing up for Toronto's libraries inspired me to, er allow some of her books to follow me home. Thanks again Margaret Atwood for doing that!  And  the last book is Sophie's Choice by William Styron. These books followed me home when I was innocently strolling along in the book store.

The next set of books that followed me home, jumped into my cart when I was grocery shopping! The nerve of them! Tonks' my lovely cat, is helping me show these ones.  This time the books that followed me home were Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson. I was planing on waiting until Larsson's book was out in mass market so it matched with the first two I have in the series, but the book, chose me right then and there. Who was I to say no? 

Then there's the books that followed me home during my book store tour and book launch event. I went to Toronto a couple of weeks ago to attend a book launch and while I was there visit my favourite used/indie bookstore. I didn't get a chance to go to the  used/indie bookstore, I was sidetracked by other things,  but a lot of books followed me home from the bookstore where the book launch was held. Those books include; Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales edited by Julie Czerneda & Susan MacGrefor. (The book launch book). I also found a lot of books at the bookstore that made me take them home. The Fate of the Fallen by Ian Irvine, which is the first book in the third series of the three worlds cycle. My boyfriend has already devoured it. I should have bought allowed the rest of the series to follow me home. Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg - I've had the second book of the series on my shelf for a long time, so I decided it's time to have the first one. I also snagged up two more Stargate Books - Stargate SG-1: 14 Valhalla by Tim Waggoner and Stargate SG-1: 15 The Power Behind the Throne by Steven Savile.  The final two books that followed me home that day came from Indigo, which was a couple of blocks away from where the book launch was. I saw a lot of books there that had me itching to take home, including a lot for Stargate books (which are hard to find) one book which was damaged, so I left it behind, but made note of it. And many, many more. But two books did, er join me. An Empty Room by Mu Xin (collection of short stories) and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - which I put aside to read for a while, because all the hype - I am dying to read it, but also worried it won't live up to what I've heard - so I'm waiting a while before I dive in.

The final item, that followed me home, well.... cue the Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme for those who may not know.) I have joined the dark side. I did what I never thought I'd do! I got an EReader. Darth Vader is screaming NOOOO! As I type this (if you've heard about the changes to the new Blu-Ray edition of  StarWars you'll understand, if not, just read on :))

So yes, I now have an EReader - I decided on he Kobo - and I'm already addicted to it. It's very handy to have, and I love being able to get library books on it. Although I do wonder why my library has the third book in a series n Ebook format, but not the other two, it has made life easier. I have a few of the "free" classics on there, but personally I'm preferring the ones you have to buy, they're much more cleaner, and there isn't issues with missing words, characters or typos that I've seen with the free ones. But it is worth having one, I'll still buy a lot of books in print, so many are just better to have in print, but the EReader is good for those books you're not sure on, and library books - buhbye late fees! So far most of the books I've read have been library books, one has been a free classics from project Guteenberg. I did buy the first four books in the Game of Thrones, and two others. And there's a couple I'm debating over right now, just not sure which one I want.

And that's it for this edition of BTFMH. For more details on what this is, follow the link here - BTFMH

Did any books follow any of you home?


  1. Ooh! Lots of great things seemed to follow you home this month! I am also exited that you got an e-reader as well. I have one, but don't use it as much as I probably should. I am hoping that you get a chance to read The Night Circus soon. Though there is a lot of hype, it really is an amazingly surreal and intriguing book. I hope that you enjoy all your new arrivals, and that you have fun with your new Kobo!

  2. Well, it would be mean if you just swatted them, and snarled "Oh, no you don't, there's no room at my house for the likes of you." You have to let them follow you and give them a warm place to sleep at night. You did the right thing!

  3. Zibilee - I use it, a little more at the moment, just because its new and I'm having fun playing around with it. I really like reading it on my lunch break. I've heard that about the book, so I will be reading it soon.

    Buried in Print - I'm glad we are of the same mind on the matter of books following you home :).