book buying probation
Posted July 27, 2013on:
I have returned from California! sleep has been had, coffee has been drunk, contact lenses have been replaced and hair has been washed. now I just need to check with HR and see if I can take all of next week as vacation.
note to self: do not take the red-eye next time. it’s just not worth it. who would have thought that a Sacramento to Minneapolis red-eye would have been overbooked? is that flight really this popular? the big guy sitting next to me fell asleep on my shoulder (not cool), but I got to watch a thunderstorm from the sky (super cool).
While I was gone, an obscene quantity of books showed up at home. Husband nearly flipped out as the stacks grew. He says I’m on book buying probation until I cull some of my collection. I really can’t argue with him. Warning: photo dump starts. . . NOW.
my shipment from Borderlands Books:
The Weird, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer
Makers by Cory Doctorow
The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
Declare by Tim Powers
Edge by Thomas Blackthorne
Fearsome Journeys, edited by Jonathan Strahan
I’d never heard of Thomas Blackthorne before, but how can you say no to this minimalist yet effective cover art?
these showed up too:
Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
The Black Fire Concerto by Mike Allen
Clarkesworld Year Four all the fiction from year four of Clarkesworld Magazine. Clarkesworld is teh awesomesauce.
Orbit, who enjoys spoiling me rotten, sent me:
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, which I’ve never heard of, but it looks hella cool.
The Crown Tower by Michael Sullivan. Everyone who reads this series loves it, and now I’ve got a copy staring at me, whispering “readme. readme. readme”.
we’re not done quite yet. I didn’t want my adorable husband to have a stroke, so I didn’t tell him what was hidden on the kindle. on that magical machine is The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White and The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu.
I also haven’t told him there’s some on the way from Apex Publications. but it’s little, I swear!
I’ve got a few chapters left in Blackout by Mira Grant (finishing it at the airport the other night simply wasn’t going to happen).
I love all books equally, but anyone who follows this blog or gets e-mails from me knows which book I’m picking up next.