A couple of things I’m looking forward to

So a heads up for people: next week (October 22nd) is Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. I have cleared my schedule (aka, told my husband), and plan on hunkering down to read all day. Sign up is here, start times are here. Hope people can make it. The more the merrier.

Yay! I don’t know why, but I always get excited over a readathon. πŸ™‚

And I started my wishlist for next year. These books, I must have them. Look how pretty they are. I am over the moon that Bitterblue is FINALLY coming out and has a date (May 2012).Β  And it has a cover which looks like it will match Graceling and Fire. I’m also excited about Head Rush, the final book of the Disillusionist Trilogy. That one is out December but just got a cover. I’m full of squee about it.

What are some books you are anticipating for 2012? I love hearing what people are looking forward to reading.

30 thoughts on “A couple of things I’m looking forward to

  1. Aww. So sad I will be missing the read-a-thon since it’s right before my due date! After the baby, there will be no more read-a-thons. Or time to read grown up books. How sad.

  2. I’m a wee bit disappointed that HEAD RUSH doesn’t match the covers of the previous two books…


    I’m looking forward to the final Parasol Protectorate book, Timeless, Seanan McGuire’s Discount Armageddon, Mira Grant’s Blackout, Ann Aguirre’s Devil’s Punch and Endgame, and the new N.K. Jemisin duology. πŸ™‚

  3. Bitterblue and About That Night! I voted on a list of 2012 anticipated titles on Goodreads and just realized that I’m looking forward to so many books next year. Maybe I should do a blog post about it near the end of the year. Anywho, just wanted to give you a heads up – Midnight in Austenland is available on NetGalley. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for the heads up, I’ve grabbed it (Read now button! Yes!) — I haven’t used Netgalley in a while. I’m afraid that there are so many bloggers on it requesting books that publishers are declining more and asking for more hoops to jump through. Makes me way less of a fan.

  4. Yup and yup to Bitterblue and About that Night. Aside from series continuations – *coughAshes of Honorcough* – I haven’t even really peeked at what’s coming out next year. I’m just trying to get through this reading year (and the fickle slump that has ruled most of it).

    Good luck in your readathon endeavors!

      • Did you see the cover for the first book? I don’t even know what to expect!

        And since it’s glaring at me, I meant “peeked” not “peaked” up there in my original comment. I hate I-know-better-than-that mistakes like that (and typos). They follow me home, hide under the bed, and haunt me in the middle of the night. *shiver*

          • The cover is…not what I expected. But it looks like it’s (‘it’ being the story) going to be all kinds of pink plaid mini-skirted fun. πŸ™‚

            Oooo. That’s, like, the best superpower. Ever. Saving obsessive nerdy types – like me – from their own grammatical faux pas. Please do!

  5. Oh my gosh, Midnight in Austenland is on Netgalley? I i’m going over there stat.

    It would be a dream come true to have a sitter for my kids so I could do a readathon. Have fun for me!

  6. Yes, I also cannot wait for Bitterblue! And of course, I’m also looking forward to both the first book in Incryptid and the next October Daye as well as the new NK Jemisin duology. Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear is another one I must read, and I’m also really curious about The Scar by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko. Also, I can’t wait for The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells.

  7. I *love* the cover for Bitterblue! Can’t wait to actually read the book either (although I have to read Fire first — I’ve owned it for almost a year and haven’t read it yet!)

    I really want to participate in the readathon, but I’m not sure if I can work it out. 😦 I might have to wait for the one in April (which hopefully won’t conflict with my exam schedule..)

    • Ohh, I loved FIRE even more than GRACELING, but then many people agreed with that, many felt the opposite. You should read it so I can see which side you fall on! πŸ˜€

      Oh, midterm exam time is upon us? 😦 Sad, but that’s definitely more important than a readathon. Hopefully the one in April isn’t also mid-mid-term.

      • Actually, the Saturday it falls on is right after mid-term season (yay!!) and is the weekend before having a week off from school (double-yay!!) so initially I was really excited because the timing felt perfect. However, I’m going to be on a bus for the better part of that day (about six hours) and I’m on said bus to go visit my boyfriend, so I would feel kind of bad spending my whole first day of our visit reading. πŸ˜› I’m still considering it though.

        • So what I’m hearing is that you have 6 hours to read on a bus! You don’t have to read the whole day. But if there’s no ability to tweet or update your progress in some other way on the bus, yeah, it will be difficult to be part of the readathon. I also vote that you should spend your time on you visit with your boyfriend, not reading. Especially since it’s the first day you get to see him.

  8. BIG yeses to the Cashore, the Hale, and the James.

    Also can’t wait for FAIR GAME–the new Alpha & Omega novel from Patricia Briggs and FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS–the post-apocalyptic retelling of PERSUASION from Diana Peterfreund. Yay!

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