Thursday, March 29, 2018

Books from the Backlog #1


I was looking through some of my old books recently and thought it would be fun to feature some of them on the blog even though I may not be able to fit them into my reading schedule anytime soon.  These are books that I am still as enthusiastic about reading as I was when I added them to my collection.  

Maybe your encouragement is all I need to finally crack some of these books open!


The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
Series: Graveyard Queen #1
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to the rules passed down from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.

It started with the discovery of a young woman's brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to restore. The clues to the killer, and to his other victims, lie in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10945492-the-restorer
Why did I add The Restorer to my bookshelf?

I purchased a copy of The Restorer for my kindle back on May 19, 2012.  I read and enjoyed the prequel to the series, The Abandoned, so I jumped on this book when it went on sale for $1.99.  I have since collected the entire series (yes, I do have a problem) but still haven't started reading it.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

28 comments:

  1. I like the idea of this feature. I certainly wouldn't run out of books to feature!

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    1. My daughter did some brainstorming with me and helped me come up with the idea. If I can figure out how to do it, I might to a link up next week if you want to joing in.

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  2. Phew, 2011! That seems like a long time ago in publishing and yet it wasn't that long ago... Or maybe I'm just feeling old. This is a great feature! I'm sure you'll have books aplenty to showcase (all of us would, slacker bookworms LOL).

    Have a wonderful week, Carole. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I think 2011 is pretty recent. My van is a 2012 and I still think of it as new. I have so many neglected books in my personal library.

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  3. I like the idea of featuring more backlog books. It might draw you in to picking them up and reading them soon! Hopefully so :3 I know what you mean about collecting a series but not having read it yet. It sounds promising :D

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    1. I have collected so many books that I don't seem to read. I thought this would be a good way to really take a look at my library.

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  4. This is a cool idea for a post. I’ve heard of this book, and I think I considered reading it at some point. There are just so many books and so little time!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I wish I can somehow find the time to read more. I keep thinking it will happen when the kids go off to college and when I retire.

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  5. Great idea! Ha, and I've got that one sitting and gathering dust, too.

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    1. I have so many books to get to at some point. I keep buying this series so I should probably read it :)

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  6. This is a great idea for a post. I love featuring my older books and try to squeeze them into the TTT whenever I can. Books come out at breakneck speed and so quickly seem to fade into oblivion :( I've heard of this author in the past but I haven't read her work yet. I hope you enjoy it when find a moment to read it.

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    1. I have some books on my shelf that I have probably forgotten about. I thought that this kind of post would actually get me looking at them more.

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  7. Cool post. I have heard some good things about this series so I say you should go for it (you can tell me if I should read it because I'm pretty sure I bought it about the same time).

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    1. Ha! I will have to let you know what I think once I finally get started :)

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  8. OMG YES: I think it was book 3 or something that blew me away, BLEW ME AWAY

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    1. Yay! Maybe I can start working the series in soon.

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    1. I know that it is pretty popular. I don't know why I haven't started it yet.

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  10. YES, READ IT!! i read all of them and loved, have the reviews for them on my blog, but so much fun

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    1. Thanks, Lily! I will have to try to fit it in soon.

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  11. Read it! I love this series!!!! Was so sad to see it end.

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    1. Thanks, Stormi! I bought all of them so I should be good to go :)

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  12. This is the third backlog type post I have seen today, and I am feeling guilty about my own. I am not familiar with this series, but it sounds pretty interesting.

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    1. I am working on the backlog this year but it is quite the task.

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  13. I've checked this book out from the library and never started it before I had to return it. I've since bought the audiobook, which has set on my iPod for more than a year. I really need to tackle it. I've heard really great things about it.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I have checked out so many books from the library only to return them unread. I have thought about adding the audio for this series as well.

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  14. Oh I remember seeing this and thinking it looked good. LOL On buying them all but not finishing them yet. I know that well. lol

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    1. If only I could read books as fast as I buy them...

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