Included in my Bloggiesta to-do list is a new meme for the blog so here goes. I know I have mentioned availability of books here in the Philippines as one of my major frustrations, I’m sorry if I keep on going on and on about it. As I said, we don’t have public libraries over here and while we do have decent bookstores, stocks aren’t that consistent. Learn more about in my post here. Instead of always whining, I thought I’d come up with a meme to be more productive. Introducing my first ever meme:
Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
If I have several participants, I’ll stick a Mr. Linky in there. I know it’s similar to Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. However, this meme is for books that have been RELEASED already. They’re just not available in your area. I think this is a great meme for international bloggers. Basically, it’s a meme for books that are in your wishlist. I’ll post every Saturday but feel free to post any day of the week, just comment with a link to your post. I’ll start this meme with a series of books that I’ve been wanting for the longest time – the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
These books have been recommended several times by a lot of people (Book Pushers, you know who you are) and because Magic Bleeds came out recently, this series has gotten a lot of buzz in the blogosphere. I’ve asked several bookstores though and they’re out of stock everywhere! Although I talked to Fully Booked yesterday (after repeatedly bugging them through the phone, through e-mail and even through their Facebook page) and yay they have copies of Magic Burns and Magic Bleeds! I had them transferred to the branch near me. Only a couple of days until I own half of the set. But then again, I still can’t start reading because I don’t have the first book in the series. I’m hoping it’ll get here soon!
How about you, what’s your Want Books? pick?
Want Books? roundup:
Celina – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Kristin – Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert and Mastering your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels.
Edited on June 16:
I have great news! One of my friends is on vacation in the States right now and I asked her to get Magic Bites for me and she did! I am so happy. I’ll be meeting with her before the month ends and I’m so excited to get started on this series. I’ll probably read the books one right after the other. I also got Magic Strikes from Book Basket. Yay, I’ll have the complete series soon.