Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I ain't gettin', I ain't gettin' out of bed today...

...OK, that's a lie, because as you read this, I am out of bed and working. I scheduled this post. Yes, I did. But I WISH I was still in bed, reading the day away. If I could afford it, I would play hooky and just read.

If only someone would pay me to read! Why is this not a thing I can do??

*sigh* Since I'm *sob* not doing any re-reads this year, I'm going to follow my own rule and not list re-reads for my Top Ten... so these are the new-to-me books that I would stay home today and read, if I could. I can include books I'm currently reading, though, right? Because that's number one on my list:

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson: I'm currently reading this one and I'm enjoying it quite a lot. I can see some similarities to Sanderson's other books, and it does feel like a first book... for Sanderson. Which is like saying it's a 5th book for anyone else. Great stuff. I love him. :D
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson: I LOOOOOVED Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy, so I am super excited to revisit that world. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the what has happened there since I last visited.
Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King: It's not out yet but sooooooooon! (O_O) More Dark Tower for me!!! OMG.. You have no idea how excited this makes me. I think I might really put in for time off from work so I can read nonstop! ...I am not even joking. The Dark Tower series is one of my all time favorites, so a new book in the series, when I thought it was done... that's huge. HUGE. I may die.
Roadwork by Stephen King: This is the only published book of King's I haven't read yet! I really should get on that soon... ;) King's Bachman stories are always dark and gritty, so this should be very interesting reading! LOL
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman: I've read most of Gaiman's stuff (except his Sandman series), and I love him. This is a collection of short stories I've been meaning to read, so if I was playing hooky today, I'd fit this in!
Dust City by Robert Paul Weston: This one just looks really interesting, and a little quirky, so I'm interested to see whether it's as good as it looks. Dark and gritty YA Big Bad Wolf retelling, FTW!
Summer Knight (Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher: Number four in the series, and I've loved each book so far. I hear it just keeps getting better and better, which is fantastic news because I love them already!
Timeless by Gail Carriger: Just love this series. It's fun and funny and there are zombie hedgehogs... what other reason do I need?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I've heard nothing but greatness about this book, so I'm excited to get to this one. Plus it's the current group read in my Joe Hill group, so I should probably participate. ;)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson: I have heard more rave reviews about this one, and my friend Jessica swears that she could not put it down until she finished the trilogy, so I want to read this one very soon!


  1. Great list! Stieg Larsson made my Top Ten as well. Would love for you to stop by and check it out. New follower via GFC :)

    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  2. I wish I could stay in bed all day as well - even though it's Sunday, there's a to-do list a mile long taped to my fridge. Hopefully I'll get everything done before tonight so I can curl up and read. I just bought a new book that I'm anxious to start - "Forgiving the Unforgivable" by Master Charles Cannon (http://forgivingtheunforgivable.com), but unfortunately the kitchen has to be cleaned before I can enjoy it :-)

    As far as your picks, I haven't read any of them except for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. However, Ready Player One sounds excellent and I might have to check it out!