I’ve been waiting for this book Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1) by Michelle Rowen to become available here in the country but, alas, as I am writing this entry it’s still not available in local bookstores. Fully Booked would have been the first one to put this in their inventory but I guess they haven’t ordered copies yet.
I can’t wait to read this book! Here’s the blurb from Goodreads…
I don’t do dangerous. Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing-and I don’t know if I can get it back.
Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me….
Exciting! And don’t you just find the cover really gorgeous?!? It is!
From time to time I would come across a book (or in this case a series of books) that would catch my interest. I was browsing Twitter when I read a rave from a book blogger about the series of books The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. She said that she was so happy that people who come in the library (where she is working as a library assistant) would ask for the series of books and would come back really happy with it. She was also a fan of the series.
So I checked it out in Goodreads and here’s the blurb that I saw there…
Omnibus version of the Dark is Rising series including Over Sea Under Stone, The Dark is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree.
“When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back,
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return, and one go alone.”
With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. His task is monumental: he must find and guard the six great Signs of the Light, which, when joined, will create a force strong enough to match and perhaps overcome that of the Dark. Embarking on this endeavor is dangerous as well as deeply rewarding; Will must work within a continuum of time and space much broader than he ever imagined.
Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. She ranks with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in her ability to deliver a moral vision in the context of breathtaking adventure. No one can stop at just one of her thrilling fantasy novels. Among many other prestigious awards, The Dark Is Rising is a Newbery Honor Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book. (Ages 8 and older) –Emilie Coulter
The complete sequence, all five books in one bind up book, is available in Fully Booked. I hope my reservation still stands. I will pick it up this weekend.
Yes! Fully Booked sent me a text message a couple of hours ago telling me that the book I placed on special order, Devilish by Maureen Johnson, is already available for pick up! Yey!!!
As you very well know, not all books are available in this country. We only have three big book stores here: National Book Store, Fully Booked, and Powerbooks. If the three do not have it, chances are you won’t find it anywhere else. That’s why I am thankful for Fully Booked’s special order offer. You can place a special order on a book you can’t find and wait for them to send you a message that they have it already. There are no charges for placing a special order. But once they sent you a message that you can already pick the book up, they can only hold the book for three days before they release it to others.
I’ll pick Devilish tomorrow. Can’t wait to read it!
Tomorrow is the start of a big 3-day payday weekend sale in my favorite bookstore Fully Booked The Block North Edsa branch. Discounts on books will be as much as 20%! I would like to go and buy books but I don’t know if my budget will allow it.
Anyway, I really want to buy the complete set of The Chronicles of Narnia, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Alyson Noel’s Immortals series. Let’s see if I can sneak in a little book shopping tomorrow or this weekend.
Books… Yihee! ♥
I’ve been adding books after books in my pile of to-read. In the past, I would wait to finish one book before I buy a new one I’d like to read but these days I just buy books I am interested in reading as soon as I hit the bookstores. I’ve learned my lesson already. The good ones are off the shelves fast and the bookstores here take time ordering a new batch. They’d check first if there are persons still wanting to buy one or they would just discontinue selling a copy.
I’ve been looking for Maureen Johnson books and you know what I found out? The books had been on sale for a long time and are now totally out of stock! Huhuhu! I had to ask Fully Booked to order it for me abroad and up to now it hasn’t arrived yet.
So as soon as a new good book comes out and I have the money to spare, I hit the bookstores and buy a copy right away.
Nothing beats holding an actual book in your hands. I can get electronic copies of the books I like. But I still buy either the hardbound or paperback copies of it. I just love seeing the printed word on my hands.
That’s mainly the reason why I bought so many books at the National Bookstore last Wednesday. They have an ongoing sale right now and it’s about to end on Sunday. It’s just too bad that most of the books I was looking for was already out of stock. I was too late in shopping for my books.
I usually buy my books now at Fully Booked. They have all the books I like. Plus they have more young adult books than any other bookstore in the country. You can have a copy of a book reserved without any fees. I like that a lot about them. And when you are looking for any book, a friendly staff will approach you to ask if you need assistance. Since there’s a big sale at National Bookstore, I bought some of my books from them.
I love seeing books lined up for me to read and again. I wish I have a big book shelf so I can display my books at home.
I am currently reading Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins. I thought this is the same author who wrote the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. But it’s not. I got curious with the book because it says that the wimpy vampire, Nigel Mullet, is everything that Edward Cullen (of the Twilight Saga) is not. Nigel is forever stuck in the awkward age of 15. He’s close to being 100 years old and still hasn’t gotten himself a girlfriend.
After reading half of Willow, I needed a funny book to get off the heavy feeling in my chest. When I read the book teaser, I immediately went to Fully Booked and bought myself a copy.
I’ll let you know how the book goes. I’m half-way through already.