Saturday, November 28, 2009

Weekly Book Roundup (Nov #4)

Good gravy, how time doth fly! Time to see what I've acquired this week1!

Library:
This book was recommended to me by Dahlia. She claimed it to be "a riot", and I find myself in complete agreement with her assesment thus far.

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective
Snappy Dresser
Razor–tongued Wit
Crackerjack Sorcerer
and
Walking, Talking,
Fire-throwing Skeleton
—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.
These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.
The end of the world?
Over his dead body.

In Other News:
*Holy moly, I've cracked the 100 followers mark2! Huzzah! I logged on this morning, and there they were! 110 loyal followers3! Thanks, y'all! Hopefully I'll have the shipping fundage to thank you properly in the near future.
*I've been featured on The Story Siren's lovely Fresh Face Friday meme! Thank you, Kristi!!! Also featured was an array of impresive new-to-me blogs as well as one I'm very familiar with, Pirate Penguin Reads! Yay, Sandy!
*I may be the last to have noticed, but there's already a fun challenge lined-up for the fast approaching new year: The 2010 100+ Reading Challenge!

I'm looking forward to participating in this one! It sounds easy enough, but that's two books a week! Lately, I've only been able to manage to one a week, so we'll see. Do you think comic books count?
*YA Vampire Books has just cracked the 40 follower mark and is having a celebratory contest! One winner will get $16 to spend as they see fit at The Book Depository4YA Vampire Books is a blog about all things vampire, and spotlights one vampire related thing a week- be it books, TV shows, or movies. So what're you waiting for, my darling fanged kiddies? Head on over this instant and check it out!

Happy reading,
Zombie Girrrl

footnotes______________________________________________
1  Kudos to The Story Siren for starting and promoting the IMM meme!
2  Has anyone else noticed the "gotta catch 'em all" mentality of follower collecting? It's like Girl Scout badges. But fear not, little ones, I'll not fall prey to the collector's mind set nor be swayed by the hoarder's wiles! I'm just pleased that several someones find my blog worthwhile.
3  Of course, I'm only assuming you're all loyal. I suppose some of you may just be following because all the cool kids are doing it. It may have absolutely nothing to do the content, layout, or my sparkling personality5!
4  Have you been to TheBookDepository.com? International shipping is FREE and some new titles are up to 50% off! They even have hard to find foreign covers for some books! I think I'm in love!
5  Blame the blatant egotism on Skullduggery Pleasant. He's a very self-assured individual, and it does tend to rub off.

4 comments:

pirate penguin said...

A fire-throwing skeleton? yikes o_o; I'm still feeing the euphoria from being featured on the story siren! xD

You're not participating in the 2010 debut author challenge over at Kristi's? It's a lot of fun! 100+ reading challenge? Good luck with that! As fun as it is to read, it can be work xD

I have been to the book depository and it's freaking awesome. I plan on using it sometime in the future...

Kathy Martin said...

I have heard good things about Skullduggery Pleasant before. I'll have to give it a try. Have you read the sequel(s)?

Good luck with reading 100+ in 2010. I'm going to try too. I keep a log of my books at LibraryThing. So I know that I have read 202 so far this year.

Brianne said...

Hmmm, sounds quircky. I like it! ;)

Congrats on hitting the 100 followers mark! Very cool.

"2 Has anyone else noticed the "gotta catch 'em all" mentality of follower collecting? It's like Girl Scout badges. But fear not, little ones, I'll not fall prey to the collector's mind set nor be swayed by the hoarder's wiles! I'm just pleased that several someones find my blog worthwhile."

That made me laugh. xD

pirate penguin said...

It looks like you won another contest over at Donna's at Lit Bites! Lucky you :)

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