New Arrivals makes me teh happy
Posted September 12, 2011on:
As usual, it’s been a wonderfully book-y couple of weeks. Thanks to Quercus books and PYR I got some much anticipated ARCs:
I feel privileged to have gotten an ARC of Mazarkis Williams’ The Emperor’s Knife, it looks incredible. Epic fantasy, but not as we know it (or at least, not exactly). Tattoos that take over your mind as they take over your body, intricate games, battles of the mind. . . this baby just got jumped to the top of the TBR list. 2011 has been a year of incredible epic fantasy for me, and so much of what I’ve read has been the first or second book in a series, with the next book expected sometime in 2012/2013. I love that every year it just gets better and better!!
Mike Resnick’s The Doctor and the Kid is the sequel to last year’s The Buntline Special. A wild wild west full of steampunk inventions and Native American magic, it’s not the deepest thing you’ll ever read, but it was a helluva lot of fun. Westerns typically haven’t been my thing, but Resnick’s Doc Holliday rocked my world.
My fave local family owned bookstore wooed me with “we got in a whole ton of classic SF, come on by and take a look”. Good thing I left my debit card at home, otherwise I would have bought a car payment’s worth of classic SF. I managed to walk outta there with just these two:
confession time: I’ve never read any Andre Norton. How sad is that? they had about 20 titles, and of course I had no idea which to choose, but Uncharted Stars said something about a cat and had hella cool cover art. Did I choose well? What other Norton titles should I keep my eye out for?
And of course, the Doctor Who. I just couldn’t resist. The bookstore got in about 50 classic Doctor Who’s, and again, I had no idea which one to choose, so picked Doctor Who and The Masque of Mandragora. It had cool cover art. But alas, no kitty. I wish I’d had more cash on me that day, I would have bought a stack.
I’m working on finishing The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, by Tim Powers (did you really think I could resist a book with that title?), but it’s difficult to finish, because I keep getting distracted by all these other titles on my bookshelf that I want to read!! the best part about loving books is also the worst part: Choosing what to read next is painful because I want to read them all.
and of course, you all wanted to see photos of the butt ugly carpeting in my apartment!