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Books.  They are my addiction.  Physical copies and digital copies.  I read pretty much anything I can get my hand on, which is why I am a self-confessed bibliophile.  I fear running out of reading material, but I know that as long as I have access to a public library and my Kindle that fear is kind of unfounded.  This series is about the books that I have on my Kindle that i have yet to get to, but am vowing to get to (no, seriously, don't laugh at me...I'm really going to do it) at some point this year or next year (cough so I'm giving myself a rather large window!).

Anyway...Books..below the little doodle!  

Today's TBR pile includes Box Sets! I've bunches.

Royal Princes of Ruthenia Box Set - This has two books in it, and it is one of my indulgences of reading Romance, not that I venture out of my YA Box often, but I do, and the box set was .99 cents...so yeah. It has two books in it, Royal Seduction and Royal Passion.  I have to be in a mood for romance, but I will get to it.

The Witches of Santa Anna - This was another .99 cent box set find that I couldn't turn down.  Really, I couldn't.  Seven books for .99? Really now? Yes please.  Considering that the next box set is priced at 9.99 and each of the subsequent books are priced @ 2.99, I will jump on this one for now.  The first seven books of this series are: Claimed, Tricked, Rumored, Hushed, Pursued, Enticed and Ruined.

The Grimm Diaries Prequels Vol 1-6 - Again, six books for .99.  I will eventually be buying the next two volumes of prequels which are both currently listing on Amazon for $2.99.  What if everything you knew about fairy tales was wrong? The book included in this are Snow White Blood Red narrated by The Snow White Queen, Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder narrated by Alice Grimm, Beauty Never Dies narrated by Peter Pan, Ladle Rotten Rat Hut narrated by Little Red Riding Hood, Mary Mary Quite Contrary narrated by the Devil, and Blood Apples narrated by Prince Charming.

Historical Romance Boxed Set - Two books in this one, and I paid .99 for it, and it's now listing for $5.99 on Amazon.  One of the books in here I read as an ARC and loved it.  The books included in this box set are: Of Noble Birth and Honor Bound (which is the one I read as an ARC copy).

The Betrayed Series: Ultimate Omnibus - This Carolyn McCray series is a highly praised and highly controversial technothriller, and I am looking forward to reading it and exploring what she's created.  This set not only includes all three full length novels in the Betrayed Series, but the prequel to the series, two bridge short stories (which are HIGHLY controversial) and a short story that takes place after the third book.  The books/stories in this series are: Ambush, 30 Pieces of Silver, Targeted, Havoc, Covert, Shiva, Mayhem.

Apocalypse Babes: The Complete Series - I managed to have .99 cents when this book series went on sale, and I grabbed it.  I'd read the first one, and wanted to read more in the series, right now it is listed at $4.99 on Amazon.  I love the tag line for these novels: No mad skillz, no sacred destiny, just a pink tracksuit that will take her places she never wanted to go... The books in this series are: The Z Word, The X Factor, iRobotronic, Kumbaya Much, Bite Me, and Apocalypse For Realz.

Mimi's Mix - A Book From Each Series! - This box set will probably mess with my book OCD because they jump around in different series and it isn't always the first book in the series.  But, oh well. The books in this one are; Partners, His Devious Angel, and He's Her.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.

    by Caedy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 06:48:59 AM PDT

  •  I feel like the flip side of Burgess Meredith (1+ / 0-)
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    in that Twilight Zone episode from many years ago. My vision is okay and I have several sets of "backup" reading glasses (even without those, the adjustable type size on e-readers and computers would help me avoid his character's problem).

    The problem for me is simply not having enough time. I can't even focus on a particular genre to adequately manage my reading diet.

    So much of the truly great stuff I'll never get around to. I'm just over 50, so I do (probably!) have time, just not enough. Lists like you include in this diary are really helpful for folks like me.

    A younger me would have envied my current decisiveness, but it really is a necessity. Since I'm feeling swamped with choices, I'm not really looking for new books to add to my already long list of gotta reads--those additions seem to take care of themselves. Instead I'm watching for signs that I could skip a book without missing out on much.

    This probably doesn't make me sound like a book lover so much as one determined to plow through my reading list. Since I rarely have time for anything other than non fiction, I have to be much more selective than I would wish.

    It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

    by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 08:02:57 AM PDT

    •  Understandable. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm 31, and I usually don't have much of a life.  So, I tend to spend my spare time with my nose in a book, much like everyone else in the house for the most part.  

      Me and FloridaSNMom are constantly trolling through the Amazon Top 100 free, and I get several newsletters delivered to my email that have free/discounted/sale books on Amazon for my Kindle. We also constantly raid the local library.

      Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.

      by Caedy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 08:34:43 AM PDT

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      •  So many authors would practically pay readers (0+ / 0-)

        to discover their work, if they could afford to.

        I'm not much of a romance reader (does Jane Austin count, there?), but the other categories listed in your poll could absorb as much time as I can allow--so it's a balancing act at best. Sometimes I'm famished for a good read, but not because of a lack of texts to choose among.

        Maybe it's naive, but I don't understand the distinction between high and low fantasy. Can you explain?

        It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

        by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:16:27 AM PDT

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  •  I have a mix of everything... (0+ / 0-)

    with the kindle I don't always make good choices because it's so easy to grab a book in a minute.

    "I'm six-four...it takes a lot to get over my top." --Alan Grayson

    by chicating on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 12:03:15 PM PDT

  •  Sorry I missed this Diary. (0+ / 0-)

    Will this be an on-going series?

    You've got some interesting titles on this list.

    A weapon that is also a treasure is certain to be used. Hero for Hire

    by wonderful world on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 05:53:08 PM PDT

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