And I did. On that particular day, I got four books! I am grateful for various contest wins from Goodreads and blog participation, because we were very bad at Books-A-Million and Half-Priced Books last month. I've also been checking out various eBooks through our library for the Kindle. I find I'm really reading more, since I have a "deadline" when the book will magically disappear.
So, here's just a sampling:
First off, from the ever amusing and informative Grace Burrowes, I got an "uncorrected advanced copy" of her very latest:
Not only that, she also sent:
That day, I also got:
Another I found that sounded good was:
I've read two of Eloisa James's early novels from the library. The first one:
The second in the series, I'm 74% through:
There are certain things in romance novels that you know are givens. There will be a HEA (Happily Ever After), if it says something terrible will happen if XYZ occurs it will occur and if it's a series it's a good bet those secondary characters will show up later. None of these are bad things. In fact, they are part of the fun--to see how the author manipulates these standards to make it all come together in the end. I'll read the others in this series.
Finally, here are two blank books I found that I particularly like. I live to find especially pretty or fun notebooks, since I got through them for my writing finds and ideas:
And I couldn't resist this one:
So, thanks for sharing. What are you reading now?