Posts Tagged ‘books’
I tweeted this earlier today:
You should totally go through your house and find all your Hachette books and post a photo! On your blog, on twitter, on facebook, on tumblr, anywhere! I was hoping my stack would be as tall as I am, but alas, it wasn’t. Means I need more Orbit books!
I never get caught up on all the stuff I want to read, because I keep buying more stuff. that I want to read. Such is the life of a book-aholic.
Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker – I am slowly filling out my Kage Baker Company collection. She’s one of those authors who I just collect. period.
The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories – Couldn’t say no to this one! this one is especially interesting because it’s from 1989. It’s a short collection, I read the whole thing in an afternoon. I should probably write a review, yeah?
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle – can you believe I’ve never read this? nope, me neither! I suppose I better see what all the fuss is about.
hot damn that was a lot of responses to my post yesterday on how we decide what to read next! just…. wow! Thanks to everyone who responded, it’s going to take me a while to respond to everyone’s comments, please don’t hate me too much.
There was something that prompted that post. I ordered a couple of titles I’ve been meaning to buy for a long time. I requested a few ARCs from publishers (I try to only request something that I KNOW I am going to read). I found some old stuff I wanted on paperback swap.
Everything showed up at the same time, nearly gave the poor mailman a coronary. and this doesn’t include the three other ARCs I requested, which should show up any day.
Thanks to an Amazon giftcard I purchased:
I did specifically request the Jon Sprunk, but the others were just happy surprises. Sent to me by very kind and friendly publishers:
We all own a ton of books. And then we buy some more books. And then we borrow from the library or from friends. and then there is netgalley. you might have a few of ARCs sitting on the coffee table.
How do you decide what to read next? How do you prioritize?
While you are waiting with baited breath for the two book reviews I’m working on, check out these give aways. Because we all need more books, right?
My Shelf Confessions is giving away a copy of The Book of Apex, Vol 4
And speaking of Apex Books, they are giving away a copy of Midnight, by Mari Adkins
In celebration of World Book Day, Over the Effing Rainbow is giving away a limited edition, signed copy of Sebastien de Castell’s debut Traitor’s Blade. an autographed, numbered copy? holy crap!
like Tad Williams? Tachyon Publications is giving away an ARC of The Very Best of Tad Williams
Win a copy of James. S.A. Corey’s Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
Over at She Wolf Reads, you can win a copy of Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong!
intrigued by A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias? I am. Let’s go win a copy over at Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing
a copy of Jaime Lee Moyer’s debut novel Delia’s Shadow is being given away at Rainy Day Ramblings
no book reviews or interviews ready.
So you get photos instead. Here be book pr0n.
oh hell yeah! As a tease I had it sitting on my desk at work. SO wanted to start reading it, but had to, like, work. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the only Jemisin I’ve read so far, and thanks to that book I will forever buy anything with her name on it.
Will McIntosh has a new book coming out
soon in May from Orbit! Creative cover design of Love Minus Eighty and the unusual binding of this ARC leads me to wonder what incredible cover design is in store for the finished copy of Defenders? And speaking of Defenders, I also have
Which features McIntosh’s short story Scout, which is connected to Defenders. Also? I fucking love Robert Reed. I have an e-arc of The Memory of Sky which I can’t wait to start reading! And by the way, Scout made me cry at the end.
I’ve never read any Michael Sullivan, what does every one think of him writing scifi? This baby comes out from Tachyon in April.
In the theme of super chilled out discussions for the rest of the year, here’s an easy one:
What book releases are you most looking forward to in 2014?
and because I love to tease you, here are some links to what’s coming soon!
Coming soon from Angry Robot.
Orbit Books fall2013/Winter2014 cover image gallery
Coming soon from Pyr Books
Coming soon from Tor
A very extensive Forthcoming Books list from Locus
have more links to other publisher’s coming soon lists? Link up in the comments and I’ll add to the list up here.
I love this idea of book blind dates. You don’t know the title, don’t know the author, can’t see what the cover looks like. You just get a little bit of information, like if it’s a fantasy, or a memoir, or alternate history, or a thriller. No strings attached, no commitment, but it’s a neat way to try something that you might not have picked up otherwise.
Today’s totally chillaxed year end discussion question is:
What words or phrases written on the outside of a book blind date would make you pick it up?
I think mine would include:
plot twists and turns
Wow, where did the beginning of December go? Christmas is right around the corner, and then January. . . and then, well, January is sort of the start of some explosions for me. So in preparation for that, I won’t be doing much in the way of formal book reviews and expected blog posts for the rest of the year. Sure, I’ve got another read along post (N.K. Jemisin is holy shit AMAZING btw), a “best of the year” post, and one more book review in the works, but I’m taking the rest of December easy. Taking a breather to mentally prepare for January.
That said, let’s just have some fun discussions. I’ll shamelessly steal discussion questions from i09, Sunday Salon posts, and discussion memes, and we can just sit around and chat in the comments.
First random discussion question:
What’s your guilty pleasure in books?
this was on my mind recently, because I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that super hot sex scenes is a major guilty pleasure of mine. No thanks to reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, which for not having a ton of actual sex, has a ton of insanely steamy scenes.
I also have a major weakness for snarky, swear word filled dialog. But that’s not so much a guilty pleasure, as I can find it just about anywhere.
Your turn! Take it over in the comments!