a few peeves

So....packing. I have a lot of books. So I vow to buy more titles in ebooks. Which ones do I want?

The Scot, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by Annette Blair and the final book in Linda Winstead Jones' new trilogy. Well hell, the Blair one isn't available ANYWHERE (yet the previous two are) and the LWJ one is only available at Mobipocket or Ereader. Now, I like Mobipocket, but I also like to have my books in a format that is easily ported, like html. Mobipocket isn't like that, and neither is ereader. I feel blue. And irked. Especially when I don't want to finish the second Linda Winstead Jones book until I have the third in hand because it's really really good and I want to be able to read the next one right away. Er, that's why no review, HelenKay. But I want to really cut down on the amount of physical books I got. I mean, the stack of books I picked up while with Jane is rather tall. That adds up quickly.

On a similar tangent, or whatever, I really like Jones' fantasy romance. She's one of the few true fantasy romance that I can think of. Yeah, Bujold and Shinn write romance into their fantasy, but that's still more fantasy than romance. Romantic fantasy, so to speak, rather than fantasy romance.

Oh, I started Damsel Under Stress by Shanna Swendson. Oh so good. I was trying not to start it with all this packing stuff going on since I wanted to really savor it, but that didn't last too long. Shanna, if you ever read this, you are an author goddess. I bow before you.

And at work last week...I grabbed Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong, both ARCs. w00t! Er, so much for not picking up more books. but really, would you have resisted?!

House news, final walkthrough is hopefully Wednesday and closing and possession Friday with move in that weekend. Everyone cross their fingers that things will go well.

It's all gone so fast, yet nothing's really been expedited, just things getting done quickly even when things have cropped up. Yech to those things, but in the end they don't matter. So um, though I know you all probably don't expect much from me lately anyways, I will not really be around the end half of next week due to moving. MIL is coming on Friday. Can't wait to see her as she's one awesome MIL. I mean, so's my mom, but sadly, I don't see her as much as I do the AMIL. I'm so thrilled about the house. A house. I will own a house. I will have my own washer and dryer. And no more putting in quarters.

Though of course, this also means that there will be a shitload of money spent in the next week. Ouch. Like hmmm, we don't own a lawn mower. You know, that sort of thing. *sigh* we have a list.


Anonymous said...

Wicked lovely is marvelous!!

Helenkay said...

Totally understandable on the delayed review thing. I'm a patient woman...not really, but I can pretend.

Nicole said...

Ah, no need for more patience. Or at least not much. Turns out the library has it in for me. Ah, good.