Archive for January 2nd, 2009

It seems a large part of my wish list on Amazon consists of “preorder” items (which I don’t do, but I order on the date of their release.)

So far 2009 is shaping up with with 12 books that I am waiting to order. (that’s far from my entire wish list, but it’s a good amount all the same)

I have three in January, two in Feb, one in March, three in April, two in May and one in June.   I’m glad they are spread out!!

Princess of the Midnight Ball: … Jessica Day George.. Jan 20

The Lightening Key: The Wednesday Tales No. 3  ..Jon Berkeley… Jan 27 (this follows The Palace of Laughter: The Wednesday Tales No. 1  and The Tiger’s Egg:The Wednesday Tales No. 2)

Heroes of the Valley  .. Jonathan Stroud… Jan 27 (a new book, possibly a stand alone!)

Tuck Stephen R Lawhead.. Feb. 1 (this book follows, Hood and Scarlet)

Dandelion Fire: … N.D. Wilson… Feb 24.. (book 2 of 100 Cupboards)

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven)… March 30 (this follows: Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star and Grip of the Shadow Plague)

A Forthcoming Wizard Jody Lynn Nye… April 14 (book 2 following: An Unexpected Apprentice )

Thirteenth Child…. Patricia C. Wrede… April 15

The Language of Bees Laurie R King… April 28 ( this is the 8th Mary Russell book! It follows Mary and Sherlock Holmes on many mystery adventures)

The Magic Thief: Lost .. Sarah Prineas.. May 12 (book 2 following: The Magic Thief )

The Sorceress (Secrets Imrtl Nicholas Flamel)… Michael Scott..May 26 (book 3: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and The Magician: The Secrets of the Imrtl. Nicholas Flamel)

Septimus Heap: The Magykal Papers Angie Sage.. June 23 ( book 5 it will follow: Magyk, Flyte, Physik, and Queste)

(Will it ever end??? )

And there are others I’m sure.  Some of which just haven’t announced a release date, like J Scott Savages second Farworld book. 

I’m sure Chris will be happy to see a new Fablehaven book due out in March! (like you thought your tbr list wouldn’t grow right? !  heh! yeah.. right!

I’m not sure if I should be thrilled or scared that Jonathan Stroud has a new book coming out.  I loved his Bartimaeus trilogy so much that I’m frightened that this one won’t live up to that series! (but have my fingers crossed!)

Between all of these books and the chunksters I have still sitting on my tbr pile, I could read all year and not buy anything else…. but why do I not see that happening??

To help myself make room for the upcoming books I mailed out two very heavy boxes to  my grandson filled with books!  I was skeptical when I went into the post office  wondering if I could afford to mail them! (they were really really heavy!) .  But media mail came through for me and the two boxes came to under 10.00!  Whew!..

Then I tried doing minor rearranging where I took books from.. in the end I only wound up with about 3/4 of a small shelf freed up!  Heh..

I can’t imagine what I need to do to get more space for my books!!  I keep saying I will keep only the books I know I will want to read again, but then I look at them and go, “well, I really am not ready to let those go yet”.. gawd, I am in trouble!

.. But.. but…  *sigh*… never mind.

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