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Cover collage of the titles listed below

I’ve been peer pressured into sharing the contents of my latest book order, and who am I to resist? Here’s is what will hopefully be arriving to my house in the coming week:

So, what should I read first? What should I have bought instead? And if anyone wants to share their own recent book piles of shame I’d love to hear about them.

Date: 2013-09-29 11:10 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I can has borrow them all? (well apart from Doll Bones which I already have)


Ana (The Book Smugglers)

Date: 2013-09-29 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookgazing
I think you should def start with Raven Boys because then I could read Raven Boys and we would have another book in common across all three of us :)PS. Have I mentioned that Scorpio Races strikes me as a total Ana book?

I'm really interested in Boxers and Saints but have heard it may be difficult to understand if you don't have any grounding in the history already so let me know how you find it.

Date: 2013-09-29 04:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renay
Seconded re: The Raven Boys! It's really different in tone but the magic in it and The Scorpio Races reminds me a little of the magic in Chime. And you loved the magic in Chime, right, Ana? :D :D :D :D

Date: 2013-09-29 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I really enjoyed Doll Bones. It was heartwarming and much cuter than I expected. Thanks for sharing Deconstructing Penguins. I'm going to seek a copy of that myself right now.

Jennifer | Book Den

Date: 2013-09-30 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oooh, go with Doll Bones, I desperately need some more feminist/gender discussion about it! To me, this is the key element of the book that is getting ignored - yes, it's about growing up and changing but it's also about how we gender this process, how we gender play and imagination, and how that's the scariest thing of all. (Obviously I loved this element!)

Here's my review: http://www.fatgirlreading.com/tween-tuesday-doll-bones-by-holly-black/

-Angie (@misskubelik)

Date: 2013-09-30 06:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rubyscarlett
I can't get along with Mary Stewart. I'd be really curious to see if you can spot what bothers me as I can't really explain it myself. I did like Nine Coaches Waiting but even then it wasn't right. The gender dynamics are... bizarre, to say the least. On top of so much else. She makes me really uncomfortable.

Date: 2013-10-01 06:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] myfriendamy
I really need to get to The Raven Boys. I've loved all of the other Stiefvater books I've read, even the wolf ones! so I know I'll like it!

Otherwise looks like you've spoiled yourself with some good books :D

Date: 2013-10-03 08:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thebaconfat
I wasn't crazy about The Raven Boys! So don't feel alone if it's not quite your thing, but do check out Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races regardless because it is awesome.


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