[Miscellaneous] 2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon — Book Haul Spine Poetry


The Book Blogger Love-A-Thon is hosted by Alexa Loves Books and is a two day event to spread the love of blogs and blogging within the community. It runs from Feb 21-22, 2015 from 9am-9pm EST


1) I promised someone I’d take a haul picture of my recent February Book Outlet purchases;

2) I missed yesterday’s Book Spine Poetry;

3) I am still alive from post-bachelor party bonanzas…


(This was the only picture of the bunch that I felt needed a different photo treatment–but I kind of flubbed it LOL.)

Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (David Adams Richards)

On a bright morning in June 1985, a young Micmac man starts his first day of work—but by noon he is dead, killed mysteriously in the fourth hold of the cargo ship Lutheran.

(Listed: CanLit, Fiction)

Golden Boy (Abigail Tarttelin)

The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex.

(Listed: YA, Contemporary, LGBT)

Guardian (Alex London)

Some must die so others can live.

(Listed: YA, Sci-Fi: Dystopia, LGBT)

Trouble (Non Pratt)

…a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father.

(Listed: YA, Contemporary, Romance)


Parallel (Lauren Miller)

Abby discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her life.

(Listed: YA, Sci-Fi: Time Travel, Romance)

Archetype (M.D. Waters)

Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man.

(Listed: Sci-Fi: Dystopia, Romance, Mystery, Thriller)

Nil (Lynne Matson)

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have one year. Exactly 365 days–to escape, or you die.

(Listed: YA, Sci-Fi: Dystopia, Romance, Adventure: Survival)

A Trick in the Light (Lois Metzger)

Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men

(Listed: YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Mental Illness)


Ru (Kim Thuy)

Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow – of tears, blood, money.

(Listed: Fiction, CanLit, Cultural: Asia/France)

The Alex Crow (Andrew Smith)

Andrew Smith chronicles the story of Ariel, a refugee who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel’s story is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century . . . and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.

(Listed: YA, Sci-Fi, Fiction, Humour, Fantasy)

Past The Shallows (Favel Parrett)

Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father’s mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father’s anger…

(Listed: YA, Fiction, Cultural: Australia YA)

Every Day (David Levithan)

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

(Listed: YA, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT)

Words of Radiance (Brandon Sanderson)

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic
hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war. Among those caught up in the conflict are Brightlord Dalinar Kholin, who leads the human armies; his sister Jasnah, a renowned scholar; her student Shallan, a brilliant but troubled young woman; and Kaladin, a military slave who, by the book’s end, had become the first magically endowed Knight Radiant in centuries.

In Words of Radiance their intertwined stories will continue and, as Sanderson fans have come to expect, develop in unexpected, wonderfully surprising directions.

(Listed: Fantasy: Epic Fantasy, Magic, Adventure)

Not listed above but also purchased was Suzanne Young’s The Treatment. As mentioned in a previous post, the two books I wanted to buy was Kim Thuy’s Ru and Brandon Sanderon’s Words of Radiance. …It just happened to be the 50/50 Science-Fiction sale at the same time (50 Sci-Fi titles at marked down prices, generally). Annnnnnnnnnnd it just kept piling on. I derped.

Otherwise, I also focused on diversifying my library to balance out the Sci-Fi’s be it CanLit or contemporary.

…and now I also realize why I’m so  mediocre at poems.



15 thoughts on “[Miscellaneous] 2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon — Book Haul Spine Poetry”

  1. Yay for photos!! And holy crap at the size of that Sanderson novel! Annnd how are you still alive after stag party antics? I’m barely alive after my birthday.


    1. I wish they had Sanderson’s first book, Way of Kings, in hardcover at BookOutlet. I would have bought it then and there too. But alas, I must find it elsewhere for cheap prices before I can actually start the beastly series.

      Sounds like you drank more than your weight–happy days of birth though! You can forever remember this day as the day you were ejected from your mother’s womb :)!

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