Got caught up a little bit, then new Goodies Arrived.
Posted August 25, 2014on:
and when I say “goodies”, I mean books. It’s been one of those weeks where I just want to curl up in a ball with a book (or six) and hibernate. So i did.
A business trip last week with lots of down time (not to mention 2 hours stuck on an airplane each way) meant I had plenty of time to read. Finished Tobias Buckell’s Hurricane Fever, and got half way through Nexus by Ramez Naam. Was craving laziness, comfort reads, and aliens when I got home, so zipped through Issola by Steven Brust and got a good start on Migration by Julie Czerneda.
then I checked the mail, to find these beauties:
Echopraxia I won from a giveaway over at Bibliotropic, and I’d requested Gleam from Jo Fletcher Books. The Watts I’ve been drooling over since I first heard about it (Blindsight will, as one blogger put it, will “blow your mindhole”), so yeah, I’m just a little excited about Echopraxia. And this Gleam book just looks hella fun.
Then I checked my e-mail and the twitters. Accepted a review copy of Bastion Science Fiction Magazine #6, and was in the right place at the right time to get a review copy of Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Scale-Bright. And Scale-Bright? it’s gorgeous. Do you like edgy, gorgeous prose, mythology that shimmers and glints like the surface of a summer stream, and frustrated deities? If yes, you’re gonna want Scale-Bright.
What does all this mean for you? That hopefully I’ll be kicking out some smart reviews soon! oh, and did I mention I’m frying my brain over my review of Robert Jackson Bennett’s City of Stairs? Sometimes when I’m reading a galley, I’ll dog-ear a page that’s got something I want to remember. Here’s what the book looked like after 1st reading. 2nd time through I wrote down a list of page #s I wanted to remember. That list was very long, and didn’t include any of the already dog-eared pages.
Here’s to hoping my brain is in high gear review writin’ mode pretty soon!