Monday, December 20, 2010

All I Want For Christmas. . . .

What I want?

Of course books and books! I have listed my to-be-read books getting ready for the Christmas/New Year holiday! Yay! I've got 15 days to read books including my annual leave on January 3 - 7 next year.

First, let's start with these books which have been literally sitting in my chair for months now.

I was sooo young when I watched this movie and since I love to read/collect books which were turned into movies, I bought this book.

This one I borrowed from my best friend.

I love Harlequin books! If you want a short romance story - buy Harlequin books!

                                  I love Anita Blake and Sookie Stackhouse series!

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series

I've been reading Blue Moon (8th book of the Anita Blake series) for months now but couldn't finish it. It's actually a good book. It's just that everytime I want to pick up this book, something is happening that's preventing me to finish this book. I promise to finish reading BLUE MOON and OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY this December. So sad I'm gonna fail in the Anita Blake challenge which I joined in September 2010. Oh goody! There are a total of 20 books in the series and I don't think I can buy them all this year . . . .

1 Guilty Pleasures
2 The Laughing Corpse
3 Circus of the Damned
4 The Lunatic Cafe
5 Bloody Bones
6 The Killing Dance
7 Burnt Offerings
8 Blue Moon
9 Obsidian Butterfly

10 Narcissus In Chains
11 Cerulean Sins
12 Incubus Dreams

13 Micah
14 Danse Macabre
15 The Harlequin
16 Blood Noir

17 Skin Trade
18 Flirt
19 Bullet
20 Hit List (coming in Summer of 2011)

I got 3 more Anita books I bought from Book Sale (in bold) but I couldn't read them without reading Book 10, 13, 14, 15. Lately, I have this obsession in checking good old books in Amazon with positive reviews and then I'll go to Book Sale to find them. So, imagine me  staying in that room for more than an hour. Oh, I remember - I found 3 more Laurell K. Hamilton books in Book Sale - the Gentry series BUT I had no money that time. Had to go back to the office to get money and then when I came back - sooo pissed! Gone! Up until now, they can't tell me where those books are!

And this one, my first Marvel - a gift from a friend Comic Freak of:

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I've read a lot of good reviews for this book NightShade by Andrea Cremer. Since Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead has just ended this December, I'd like to find a new series to follow and I'd like this book to be my "last buy" for 2010. "To-buy" on December 25.

And these are the books I received from authors/publishers and agents for book review:

Currently reading

"Naive and sheltered Prince Temmin, Heir of Tremont, is newly arrived to his father King Harsin's court in the City. He quickly finds himself the target of assassins sent by enemies he didn't even know he had.

What's more, the Gods known as the Lovers are luring Temmin into serving them for two years; King Harsin works to stop him, fearing the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. Haunted by his own mistakes, Temmin must confront the intimate history of his ancestors and decide between the direct, pragmatic path to power offered by the King, and the more subtle, spiritual path of the Lovers.

With the help of his family's immortal advisor Teacher, Temmin must make his choice. One will lead to ultimate glory for Tremont, the other to its end, but which one is which?" - Goodreads

"Cheryl Erikson doesn't like playing DEA agent, but when a dangerous new drug named Plast find its way onto the streets of Dallas, and the dealers just happen to be vampires, then she had to take action.

With the help of her best friend Virgil, and a mysterious Vampire Hunter named Rev, Cheryl must work to eradicate Plast from the streets of Dallas. It's a task that becomes more difficult as she dodges assassination attempts; evades a nosy police detective who wants to peg her for a triple homicide; figures out what a shadow government organization wants from her; as well as deal with a powerful vampire who has a sudden interest in her activities.

Her path takes her through the Spiral X nightclub, where everything she thinks she knows, and everything she stands for, is challenged in ways she never imagined." - Goodreads

"Alli-Kar, a white-hole portal from another universe, rains meteoroids onto the surface of the planet Kelanni. But the so-called "lodestones" behave according to different physical laws, transforming Kelanni's society.
With the aid of the fearsome Keltar in their flying cloaks, the Kelanni are being put to forced labor to mine the lodestones.

Shann, an orphan with a fiery disposition, witnesses a battle between a Keltar and a stranger bearing a similar flying cloak. She tracks down the stranger, learning of the technology behind the Keltars' power and joining him on a mission to free the slaves and cut off their supply of lodestones.

Meanwhile Keris, a Keltar, is sent on a mission to track down the rebels. She is attacked by a flying creature
and saved by the enigmatic Chandara. At their Great Tree, she learns that a mysterious "Prophet" is out to destroy the Kelanni people. Their only hope is a powerful instrument hidden in the distant past.

Pursued by Keltar, the party will encounter bizarre creatures, ancient technologies and terrifying dangers. Finally, they must seek to cross a massive storm barrier in order to reach the other side of their world, where a world-shaking revelation awaits." - Goodreads

"When handsome TV archaeologist Faladan Pala disappears while taping an episode of “I Dig the Past,” it’s up to Petchy Maligula, grrl detective, to bring him back alive. Petchy is big and tough, and more than a match for any man, but she does have one weakness: She’s madly in love with Faladan Pala. When she hears an evil cult called the Sisters of Inner Beauty may have abducted Faladan so they can sacrifice him to the ancient serpent goddess Quatakexel, Petchy vows to save him at all costs.

As she contends with ghost gangs, demon wannabes, eccentric professors, reclusive millionaires and snotty babes, she must draw on all her power?both muscular and magical?to learn the truth. But as she delves into the case, she uncovers a secret that knocks her for a loop and threatens her love for the man of her dreams."

"Dancing Cat angers her Ancestor, whose harsh punishment teaches her that true strength comes from the spirit within.

Cursed, abused, and desperate to know her future, Dancing Cat sneaks a glimpse inside her tribe's Sacred Bundle, a powerful source of spirit magic. Instead of the future, she sees her most powerful ancestor, Small Tree and incurs her wrath. Small Tree strips Dancing Cat of everything - her home, her identity, even her gender - and drops her in the middle of enemy lands.

Injured, and in a strange, new body, she is befriended by Bearclaw who is on a spirit quest. He offers her assistance and asks for nothing in return; a kindness Dancing Cat had forgotten existed. She struggles to weave a path around the obstacles of friendship, identity, and longing in order to survive her eventual return home to face even further punishment.

And she does it while wearing someone else's skin." - Goodreads

How about you?


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