Huzzah to Book Binging!
I got a lovely mix of review books this week. PYR in particular sent me three books. Goodness gracious! I was also super super excited to receive MORTAL GODS, THE SEAT OF MAGIC, A BARRICADE IN HELL and BITTER GREENS. I can’t read through these fast enough!!
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth | Goodreads | a historical retelling of Rapunzel
A Barricade in Hell by Jaime Lee Moyer | Goodreads | – My review of book 1: DELIA’S SHADOW goes live 6/16/14 (Monday)
Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna | Goodreads | – zombie-esque? pirates? Yeah I can do this baby
Grudge Bearer by J.F. Lewis | Goodreads | – hey Fantasy – and there is a dragon on the cover!
The Leopard by K.V. Johansen | Goodreads | – This sounds like some really cool epic fantasy
Shattering the Ley by Joshua Palmatier | Goodreads | – Mogsy @ The Bibliosanctum was awesome enough to send me her extra copy and it sounds realllly cool. Be not fooled by the scary typography on the front.
NICE DRAGONS FINISH LAST by Rachel Aaron | Goodreads | – AND WAIT!!! This one is what I’m totally going GA GA over because as you all well know I LOVED the RACHEL BACH Paradox Trilogy so when Rachel Aaron (aka Rachel Bach) put out a update that she was looking for some reviewers to read her upcoming self published book NICE DRAGONS FINISH LAST, I swooped in and begged for a copy. Isn’t the cover gorgeous? It’s urban fantasy with DRAGONS! See my interview with her
So I bought a bunch of of books recently. These are the ones I have on hand. The other batch I ordered from Bookoutlet.com (I think over 10 books…yes I have a buying addition ok?) So I’ll show that goodie box when it arrives.
Malice by John Gwynne
The Obsidian Pebble by Rhys Jones
Steampunk II edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole
Equoid by Charles Stross
MORE BEA Books!
On the last day of BEA (BookCon day) I didn’t have anymore room in my carry on or checked bags for my plane flight so I had to mail myself a box. I was a dummy and already shelved them all as soon as I got them. So honestly – I know I got a bunch of graphic novels. Mouse Guard vol 2, Tanpopo vol 2, Rust – Visitor in the Field, Darklight, 28 Days Later, Clive Barker’s Next Testament, a TON of single first issues (for those of you that don’t know – the IMAGE COMICS booth always gives away a ton of free single issue, first issue comics.
Marvelous Things I Found This Week
So I’ve had a pretty awful week. My toddler came down with an absolutely nasty case of the ikkie ikkies and couldn’t go to daycare all week. Plus I was on call for work – and when I mean on call I mean I was getting calls constantly all hours of the night – very NOT pleasant. But really there is always someone that somehow manages to brighten my day. So here I’m sharing it with you!
Nikki @ There Were Books Involved mentioned me in her BEA wrap-up post as a blogger she aspired to be. I think my jaw about dropped. This is her giving lots of love and shout outs to all many of the people she met at BEA. I love seeing how enthusiastic everyone is about the new people they get to meet and hopefully become friends with.
And then another blogger I adore pimped me as one of her favorite fantasy blogs!
— Emily (@OhMagicHour) June 13, 2014
I also found this little pearl of wisdom
The truth is never as sexy as you want it to be. That’s why we have fiction. — Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) June 13, 2014
And stumbled upon a blog post putting out the stats on just how many of us women really DO play video games. A lot I tell you – A LOT.
Why is everyone demanding games be feminist when women don’t even buy games? — http://t.co/rMhwTlZ5LP (Dumb question, great answer)
— Joe Martin (@JoeThreepwood) June 13, 2014
And you all know how I love fan art – I was super excited when I found this tweet putting out fan art of actual authors. The other figuers are Myke Cole and Delilah Dawson (I guess them right hehe)
Author Interviews & Guest articles so far this month:
- Jay Posey: The Neuro Net, The Journey to Technology
- Jaime Lee Moyer gives us A Field Guide to Ghosts
- Rebecca Hahn discusses Fairy tale magic in A Creature of Moonlight
- Chris Willrich discusses 5 Things He Didn’t Know About the Silk Road
- Gail Z. Martin discusses Why we collect things & What we collect
Huzzah to Book Binging! – linking up to these two lovely ladies
What books are you binging on this week!?