But, I am happy to say that I return bearing good news - namely, the fact that I'm one of Random Buzzers' Spring 2013 Am-buzz-adors! I'll be promoting Dualed by the wonderful Elsie Chapman AND Strands of Bronze and Gold by talented historical writer Jane Nickerson. Every time I think about it, I practically bounce on my toes because I AM SO POSITIVELY EXCITED.
Anyway, moving on.
I did also get some lovely books in the mail recently, as well as a trip to the library just this afternoon, so let's finish off the small talk and get to the titles, yes?
From the unexplored depths of the Houghton Mifflin mailer
THE CAGED GRAVES by Dianne Salerni
WHEN THE STARS THREW DOWN THEIR SPEARS (GOBLIN WARS, #3) by Kersten Hamilton
A lovely surprise parcel from Candlewick Press contained
BELOW by Meg McKinlay
GARDEN PRINCESS by Kristen Kladstrup
MIRAGE (ABOVE WORLD, #2) by Jenn Reese
BELLE EPOQUE by Elizabeth Ross (with lots of thanks to the lovely author and Random House for arranging it!)
THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING by Ashley Elston (thanks to Disney*Hyperion!)
From the local library (a.k.a. my second home)
THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar
SHADES OF EARTH (Across the Universe, #3) by Beth Revis
PAPER VALENTINE by Brenna Yovanoff
BURN MARK by Laura Powell
WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT by Jacquelyn Mitchard
THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer