Sunday, October 7, 2012

Megan Likes (New) Books (2) / Reading Through My Bookshelf (1)

Megan Likes (New) Books is a personalize weekly meme inspired by In My Mailbox, Stacking the Shelves and Book Haul where I show off the new books and bookish items I've received lately.

I skipped a couple weeks, but I've also instituted a (conditional) book buying ban (see below), so I haven't had much to share. But this week I received a few things, plus it was my birthday on Thursday. So here's what I got in the past 2 weeks.

The Diviners (ARC) - Libba Bray - A big thanks to Jenni @ Alluring Reads for giving me this one!
Adaptation - Malinda Lo - This one is from Jenni as well.
Lullabies for Little Criminals - Heather O'Neill - A big thanks to Kristilyn @ Reading in Winter for giving me this one!
A Song of Fire and Ice box set (Includes: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows) - George R.R. Martin - A big thanks to my wonderful boyfriend for giving me this one for my birthday and sharing my Game of Thrones obsession!

Swag:Origin bookmark, signature sticker and fridge magnet - Thanks to author Jessica Khoury for sending me this!
The Dark Unwinding bookmark - Thanks to author Sharon Cameron and blogger Lauren @ The House Work Can Wait!

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I'm not sure what I was thinking, but somehow I let my boyfriend talk me into a book buy ban (I think it has something to do with my overflowing bookshelves). Basically, I'm not allowed to buy any more books until I've read all the ones I currently have. It sounds reasonable, but I hope you fellow book bloggers can understand how hard this is for me! I weaseled in a condition that allows me to buy books if they are a continuation of a series that I already have. But that it! Until I read all the way through my bookshelf!

Last Weeks Status: 52
Incoming Books: 7
Books Completed: 0 (was reading a library book)
Current Status: 59

Oops, starting off by moving backwards. I guess that means no more library books! But at least I didn't break the rules!


  1. Happy belated birthday, Megan! :)

    Love the Origin swag! Good luck with your book buying ban! If I had to read everything I own but haven't read before buying anything, I would eventually start to get jittery. I own THAT many unread books.

    Have a good week!

  2. I can't wait to read The Diviners, seen some really great reviews of it!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  3. Happy Late birthday!! :D

    I'm reading diviners now & I also bought the game of thrones box set. Haven't started it yet... but I plan to, I swear.

    My book ban isn't working out... I hope yours is going better than mine ;)

  4. It doesn't count if you buy an iPad and buy new books on there... there's always room on that bookshelf.

  5. It's okay! Just remember that some people probably have a lot more books to read on their shelves than the ones they probably have read. I have about 10 books on my shelf... and I've gone on a ban. Mainly because I'm a student without a job and I already have my parents paying for my piano lessons. Anyways, good luck with the ban!! Do what I do, avoid the stores as much as you can because there always seems to be a sale....