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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday 13: Thirteen Books I Brought Back from RWA Nationals

  1. The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes, Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dryer, Anne Stuart (and signed by the latter two, plus they gave me a Dogs and Goddesses bumper sticker! Squee!)
  2. Betrayed, Jamie Leigh Hansen
  3. Night’s Rose, Annaliese Evans (ARC) (a person I was in line with convinced me to get it—all they had to say was “erotic fairy tale” and I was so there!)
  4. Eve of Darkness, S.J. Day
  5. Night Keepers, Jessica Anderson (why didn’t I think of writing a contemporary fantasy about the Mayan end of the world in 2012, oh why?!)
  6. Dark Needs at Night’s Edge, Kresley Cole (yeah, it’s a vampire novel, but it’s also got the ghost of a famous ballerina from the last century)
  7. A Little Bit Wicked, Victoria Alexander (I don’t “get” Regencies, but I’ve been saying that I’d be willing to read a good one, and this was a freebie, and she was a great speaker)
  8. What a Lady Wants, Victoria Alexander (see #7)
  9. Skinny Dipping, Connie Brockway (Phaedra took one look at the title and said “Oh, a book for you!”)
  10. No One Heard Her Scream, Jordan Dane
  11. The Undead Next Door, Kerrelyn Sparks (another vampire one, but it looks funny, so I ‘ll give it a try. I know there are good vampire books out there…I just don’t always know how to find them)
  12. Silent in the Sanctuary, Deanna Raybourn
  13. The Hollow, Nora Roberts (okay, technically I’m cheating with this one, since I bought it beforehand to read on the trip. But I brought it back with me, too, and this is Thursday Thirteen and I needed a 13th book. ::gg::)
If I had more time/energy/wherewithall, I'd post links and covers, but...nah!


Heather said...

Wow, you managed to limit yourself to only twelve books at National? However did you do it?? Hope you enjoy the reading ahead!

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Hm. Well, I took home every free book that was offered to me (in the goody bag, at the lunches, etc.) except for an excerpt/promo thing (because I didn't think I could donate it anywhere afterwards). The one exception was a single book that one of my roomies took home with the promise of sending it to me afterwards.

Other than that, I went to only two publisher signings (Tor and St. Martin's) because the lines for the other ones were waaaaay too long, and in those I took only books I was interested in. (Er, why would I take books I didn't want to read?)

I couldn't buy anything at the Literacy Signing because I was stuck behind a stack of books signing already!

I probably would have bought Eric Maisel's book if they hadn't been sold out before his workshop even started...!

Robin L. Rotham said...

I only brought home three, LOL! Dark Needs At Night's Edge was really good. :D

Jennifer McKenzie said...

I brought home a TON!!!! And Victoria Alexander was an AWESOME speaker and so I kept her books to read too.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Given that I have about 200 books in my TBR bookcase, I can resist books that aren't in my favorite genres or by my favorite authors. Plus I have extensive To Buy and To Check Out of Library lists!

What I really need is a comfy sofa on which to curl up and read on!

Angell said...

WOW - I'm so jealous.

Can I come live with you for a bit? LOL. If I bring home any more books hubby's going to freak cuz there's simply no more room (wait till he sees the package I'm getting from Alison....eeek)

They all sound like wonderful books!

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about your comment about not getting Regencies, and as a Regency/historical romance fan, I thought I'd say a couple things about why I like them. I read them mostly for escape, and a historical era feels much futher away from my own life. I don't want to read about modern-day concerns, for they are too much like my and my friend's own concerns. And I like the clothes. :)

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Hm. I think what I don't like about them is the rules. I don't like rules that don't make sense. I like bucking convention, of paying attention to the why rather than the blind devotion of following it "because society says so."

I do get your sense of escape, but I get that as well from fantasy and mystery, and even most of the romances I read.

Alas, that time period has some of my least favorite fashions! Largely because I look appallingly bad in empire waistlines! LOL

But all that said, I'm willing to try. If you have any favorites to recommend, please do so!