Bad Bloggers! And A Thank You!

First up are all the books that have entered my house since my last Bad Bloggers post. Seeing as I haven’t been posting at all lately, I think that 7 books isn’t bad at all! Here’s the loot:

Books Bought


Books Mooched or Swapped



1. Never Slow Dance with a Zombie by E. Van Lowe – This one was a pre-order. It’s sort of a perfect storm for me :/ It has a perfect cover, an awesome title, it’s YA, and IT’S ABOUT ZOMBIES!! So I had to get it…you see the torture that I’m put through??

2. The Magicians by Lev Grossman – I saw this one on Shelf Awareness and had to go out and buy it right away. A reference to Harry Potter was made by George R.R. Martin and that sealed the deal. Now I just have to finish City of Refuge and Fingersmith (yes, I’m STILL reading that…kind of) so that I can start this one!!

3. Heart to Heart ed. by Jan Greenberg – This one looks so cool! Did someone review this one or did I just stumble upon it? If I owe someone blame for it, please let me know! It’s a book of poems and very short stories that children did based on famous artwork of the 19th and 20th century. Can’t wait to read it!

4. The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci – Finally, a point! Becky gets a point for this one! Of course, I’ll have to read it for the Printz challenge eventually anyway, but when I reviewed Dylan Fontaine, she told me that I definitely had to read this one because I would love it. And I’m sure I will!

5. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – I got this one from the library a long time ago, but story of my life, I had to return it unread. And then I started following Maureen Johnson on Twitter and learned of just how awesome of a person she is! So I went ahead and got a copy on Paperback Swap. Looking forward to it!

6. Simon Says by Elaine Marie Alphin – Total impulse swap here. Paperback Swap recommended this one to me and it sounded good. I’ll let you know if it is.

7. Where We Are, What We See ed. by David Levithan – I’m so so so so so excited about this one!! I’ve actually been wanting this one for a really long time. David Levithan put together this collection of stories, poems, essays, photographs and art by some of today’s most talented youth. I think it’s so great that he gave these kids a chance to get published that they otherwhise wouldn’t have had. I’m really looking forward to it!!

If you did a Bad Bloggers post this week or if you plan on doing one, please link over here in the comments of this post!!


As for the thank you, you people are all really incredibly too kind. Here I am getting down on myself about how I never seem to blog anymore and everyone must hate me and then I get 5 (FIVE!!) Book Blogger Appreciation Week Nominations! I seriously can’t thank you all enough. I got nominated for Best Speculative Fiction (Sci-fi, horror, fantasy) Blog, Best Graphic Novel Review Blog, Most Chatty, Most Eclectic Taste, and Best YA Blog. Seriously, thank you all from the bottom of my heart! And congrats to all of you other amazing bloggers who were nominated for awards as well! I can’t wait to see the shortlists! And this post wouldn’t be complete without thanking the miraculous Amy for putting this whole thing together!!


12 Responses

  1. I finished The Magicians this week. Very Hogwartish in the beginning. Very Narnia-ish at the end. Except for the booze. And the drugs. And the sex.

    And congratulations on all your nominations! You rock!!

  2. I haven’t heard of any of those books! *whew* I might escape without adding to my TBR mountain! Don’t worry, you and Nymeth are regular contributors to my mountain!! so this is like a refreshing break for me 😀

    And congratulations, congratulations, congratulations, congrats X 2 more times… deserve every one of those nominations, dear Chris! Have fun putting your posts together! And we love you, we really do…..

  3. PS The “Where We are, What We See” book DOES look really interesting…..well, that lasted long, didn’t it, not finding a book over here!!!

  4. I heard about The Magicians somewhere and it sounded really interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

    I’ll second the congrats on your BBAW noms. Way to go! You are awesome. 🙂

  5. I LOVE the cover of Never Slow Dance with a Zombie! I haven’t read any of your books, but I really want to read The Magicians AND 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I follow Maureen Johnson too, and she is hilarious!

    Congrats on the nominations!! You SO deserve it. I about fell over when I found out I had 3 nominations myself. Was a complete surprise to me. (of course, we are competitors in 2 of the same categories!!) I’m also a panalist for the Graphic Novels category. Submit something good!

  6. wow baby boy! 5 nominations! way to go! I know too many people nominated for the same catagories argh! oh, and i got an email today that I got nominated to best comments..sheesh..

  7. Congratulations on the BBAW nominations! All very deserved. 🙂

    I’ve wanted to read The Magicians, ever since I first came across it. The cover says absolutely nothing, and yet is wonderfully intriguing.

    And that was before I read Softdrink’s comments, now I definitely want to read the thing! 😀

  8. wow – softdrink’s comment has me very intrigued! congrats on the BBAW noms. I got one, too! very thrilling.

  9. Congrats on all the BBAW nominations Chris. You certainly deserve them and more. I hope your week has gone well and that the rest of your weekend is even better my friend.

  10. I love Maureen Johnson! Her blog first got me hooked, and then I read, which one?, oh, yeah…Devilish, then Girl at Sea, and I was hooked. I’ve also got Never Slow Dance with a Zombie and The Magicians on my list. I hope you enjoy all of them!

  11. Congrats on the nominations, Chris! It has been both a fun and draining week with all of the BBAW things going on. I look forward to September when we can all just sit back and enjoy. Bad Trish for not recognizing any of these books. Guess I have some work to do! 😛

  12. Yay! for zombies! hope you enjoy it.

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