Yesterday was National Buy a Book Day
Posted September 8, 2012on:
not only was yesterday National Buy a Book Day, but I also had it as a vacation day from work. Which meant hubby and I had plenty of time to make it to two bookstores and the library before realizing that maybe we had indeed picked up enough books to hold us for a little while. sleeping in + buying tons of books? Sounds like the perfect day to me!
here’s what we got:
Diviner, by Melanie Rawn – looks like an epic fantasy that doesn’t take place in fantasy-Europe. Sign me up!
Fool Moon, by Jim Butcher – hubby really liked the first book, and i’m interested in reading more in this famous serious too.
Embassytown, by China Mieville – one of my favorites is finally in paperback! I’d hoped Embassytown would take the Hugo for best novel, but alas it wasn’t to be.
After recovering from realizing how much money I’d dumped into manga over the last 10 years, i’m getting back into it. And a full color vol 1 of Akira, in the discount bin? Who in their right mind would offer this at 50% off?? I grabbed it before anyone else could. And how come no one told me CLAMP had a new series out?? I can’t get enough of their artwork and storytelling style, here’s hoping Gate 7 has that mystical, mythical flavor they do so well.
Another one of my favorites, Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, finally available in paperback! at about 20 pounds, it’s only half the weight of the hardback. Heavy story, literally. Am tempted to do a reread, following Jo Walton’s posts on Tor about all the hints and possible spoilers.
and from the library, we have:
A Feast of Ice and Fire, from the folks who run Inn and the Crossroads (and Food through the Pages. We can not forget the brilliance that is the possibility of drinking Klava and a Ginger Scald!). Featuring beautiful pictures and recipes that look not-too-difficult, this looks like the perfect cookbook to mess with in these early days of autumn, when the whole family is craving roasted chicken and baked apples. Many of the recipes include a 17th century version, and a contemporary version, which is pretty cool.
Also got this monster at the library:
sorry about the crappy photo, The Weird just refused to sit still and focus. This is the ginormous, epic, nearly encyclopedic volume of strangeness edited by the Vandermeers. it’s fatter and heavier than the hardback of Wise Man’s Fear. I was a little afraid to open it, fearful of what I might let loose into the world.
it’s organized chronologically, so I think that’s how i’ll review it, taking a week or so to read 15 or 20 years worth of weird. And we’ll discover together how many times the library will let me renew it. I’m excited by all world fiction that’s in here, stuff from Japan, India, Mexico, all over the place.
Was a bad move though, reading the H.P. Lovecraft first. That shit is utterly fucking creepy and I can honestly I’m afraid to go to bed.
here’s a pic to give you an idea of how megahuge this monster is:
it’s the size of two mangas plus an epic fantasy! that’s phat!
not sure about you,but i’ll be curling up with a book for the rest of the weekend, and possibly most of next week as well!
Don’t forget, next week is Bookblogger Appreciation Week, so keep a look out for this image at your favorite blogs:
I’ll be participating in the Interview Swap on Tuesday, not sure how much time I’ll have for their other activities.