Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Fabulous! (11)

Some things I'm exicted about since my last FF post on May 15th (wow, has it been that long?!):

1. Lots of new books thanks to BEA and my birthday! In addition to the signed books I snagged, there are a few others I am particularly excited about: HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and ASH by Malinda Lo. And here's the big stack of books I bought for my birthday:


Four Major Plays by Henrik Ibsen
A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN by Laurie R. King (the second volume in Mary Russel/Sherlock Holmes mysteries)
THE SILVER BLADE by Sally Gardner (sequel to THE RED NECKLACE)
WINGS by Aprilynne Pike
THE AWAKENING by Kelley Armstrong (sequel to the THE SUMMONING)
THE ASK AND THE ANSWER by Patrick Ness (sequel to THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO)
(those with a sharp eye might notice Emmy chasing a fly behind the bookstack)

2. Got a ton of new blog awards which I diligently wrote down on a list which has now disapeared. I think Emmy ate it? In any case, I appreciate all the awards, so thank you for thinking of me.
3. I have a new kitteh (as yet nameless)! Today there was less hissing from Emmy's side than yesterday, but the atmosphere is still icy. New kitteh is very sweet though, he purrs at the slightest contact and he likes to curl up on my shoulder when I sit on the sofa. Awww!
4. I should mention that my twin cousins Kaitlin and Kaleb graduated from high school recently and are heading to Kansas State in the fall, both to study engineering. Congrats you two on all your honors!
5. I am going to see DEPECHE MODE in concert tonight!
6. I am going to see ALL AMERICAN REJECTS in concert on Tuesday!

What are you excited about this week/month?

31 comments:

Vasilly said...

Happy belated? birthday.Your stack of books look great. Have fun at the concert tonight. This weekend the only thing I'm excited about is reading and getting some time to myself. Have a great weekend.

Ro Wi Jo said...

Happy Birthday!

I am so jealous that you have Hush, Hush. I hope I can get it at ALA!

bermudaonion said...

You know how to celebrate your birthday! I can't wait to see more pictures of the new kitty with Emmy.

PopinFresh said...

So many books, a great way to spend a birthday. :) Your list reminds me that I still need to check out Kelley Armstrong's YA series.

~ Popin

Book Butterfly said...

Happy Birthday. Mine was tuesday! That is such a great list. I can't wait for Ash and Hush Hush! I hope you enjoy them. :)

Kate said...

Is it your birthday today? If so, happy birthday! If not, happy belated birthday wishes!

I managed to get "The Ask and the Answer" too! I'm currently reading it :D

Hush, Hush and Beautiful Creatures sound like really good reads. I can't wait for your reviews :)

Erica said...

Happy Birthday :)


I'm so jealous of your copy of Hush, Hush.
The Awakening is soooo good!!!


As for what I'm excited about this week/month, is as of 1 hour and 21 min ago I'm on summer break :) and I'm going to Showchoir Camp in a week!

Zibilee said...

Happy Birthday! I really like some of the books you chose, and think can't wait to see the reviews!

Staci said...

Depeche Mode and AAR!! I'm so jealous!! I can't wait to read #2 of Mary Russel and I've got The Awakening sitting in my pile. Just picked up Wings today from the library!!

sharonluvscats said...

I was so excited to get The Ask and The Answer at bea even if I never read the first one. I have both now at least.

Kate said...

I think I also forgot to tell you yesterday that you have received some blog awards:
http://anotherbookblogwhore.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-awards-yay.html#comments

Nymeth said...

Depeche Mode! Have a great time :)

Liviania said...

Awesome! Hope you enjoy the concert.

Khy said...

Happy late birthday! =D

I'm jealous that you have Hush, Hush. You must tell me how it is.

Kimberly Derting said...

Happy Birthday, Lenore! And I'm so jealous of all the great books you've picked up!!!

JKB said...

Happy birthday Lenore!

What I'm particularly happy about? Finding a great book blogger that is also an ex-pat, and also in Germany! This is such an exciting thing!

(And I'm SO jealous you've read Catching Fire. I wantz it!)

Nicole said...

Yay! Depeche Mode. Yay! New kitteh. Yay! Cousins studying engineering in Kansas.

I am looking forward to going to this great Italian restaurant in the West Village, where I will drink wine and eat pasta! You know I'm all about food.

Sadako said...

Happy Birthday. And those books all look fun!

Renay said...

Lenore. Are you kidding. You have The Ask and the Answer. PICTURE THE SCENE: Me, at my laptop. The sun is shining outside the window beside me, birds are chirping and my cat is batting at the a dust mote in the air. Everything is calm and beautiful EXCEPT for the steam coming out of my ears as I stew in jealousy. >.>

IN OTHER NEWS, happy birthday and congrats on the new kitten. I'm been following along with the photos! SO ADORABLE. Good luck on merging the kitties together. :D

cupcakewitch said...

1) We both got new Kitteh's 2 weeks apart

2) Vince Clark from DM is coming to my library in july!!

3) I want to see DM play here in NYC but tix START at $120!

bec_fitzpatrick said...

I can't remember if I said this before, but the Mary Russell mysteries are my FAV!!! Her voice is so awesome. Happy Reading :)

Reader Rabbit said...

Happy belated birthday!

Your stack of books.. <3

I'm looking forward to HIGH SCHOOL BEING OVER AT THE END OF THE MONTH
YESYESYES!!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Can't wait to see your review on ASH. It looks so good!

Beth Kephart said...

I always feel a little sad (not!!!!) when I visit your site because nothing ever happens to you. No kittens. No concerts. No books. No awards.

Maybe tomorrow?

:)

Amy said...

So jealous about Depeche Mode!

Joanne said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful week! So lucky to be seeing Depeche Mode, hope you have a fantastic time :)

Fantastic Book Review said...

I could have sworn I commented on this Friday...oh well. You have some great books this week! Happy Reading!

bookworm4life said...

Jealous of your Silver Blade acquisition. Hope it is as good as Red Necklace!

Enjoy DM and AAR. Sounds like a good time.

Casey

Linda said...

Books, books and more books. Gotta love them, don't we?

Hope you enjoyed both your concerts. Kaitlin & I enjoyed Rascal Flatts. Check out my post for the "rest" of the story!

trish said...

Oh, Depeche Mode should be fun! Have you heard their new song, Wrong? I'm sure you have...have you seen the video? I have no words for that video.

Ladybug said...

Happy birthday!

How nice to see Ibsen here! I don't know if you've started The Awakening yet, I have to say that I loved it!