Book Binging (11) – Where I flail over amazing new books

June 21, 2014 Book Binging 50


Huzzah to Book Binging! and all things Science Fiction and Fantasy! I’m in a right fit of humor today so if you don’t laugh at my bodacious crazed audacity then WE WILL HAVE WORDS!! Or you’ll just you know, hurt my feelings.


More books, more books…I must have more my precious so much more. I know that I’m woefully behind lately on my review books but I can’t stop taking on more. Because I feel one of those binge reading months coming on where I’ll read a book a day. No kidding folks it happens then I’ll eat through the stack like I’m a juiced up junky on their last leg. These are my pretties…aren’t they pretty? Thanks to Dutton, Tor, Orbit, Jo Fletcher, Quercus, and Sourcebooks for keeping me fed with books.


VISIONS by Kelley Armstrong | Goodreads |

She sees omens everywhere, is the daughter of possible serial killers, an Ivy League lady who’s working with a hot as nails attorney and is now living in a town filled with very very odd things. I want my own gosh dang stone gargoyle. Gives me one!

ARTEMIS AWAKENING by Jane Lindskold | Goodreads |

A pleasure planet!? Genetically engineered animal companions? SFF to the max baby – Bring. It. On – someone fan me I’m overheating.

ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie | Goodreads |

I’m late to the game people so shoot me. Look at that sweet ass freaking cover. I hear I’m in for one hell of a ride *makes zooming swooshing firefighter noises* Take cover!!!

TRAITOR’S BLADE by Sebastien de Castell | Goodreads |

This is the US version – I just finished reading the UK version from Jo Fletcher last week and I have to tell you it was AMAZING! Swashbuckling, – err sword fighting, dirty dealings, delicious candies that pack a punch, a fey horse and assassins. Pretty much this book hits it out of the park and is now among my favorites. The humor was so spot on that I freaking weep thinking about how long I’ll have to wait for the next book.

DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg | Goodreads |

Are you – are you REALLY my dream boy? Lies I tell you! – I caught mine already. I keep him in a jar that I rub and sometimes let him out to go to work and bring me dinner.

RADIANT by Karina Sumner-Smith | Goodreads |

I’m so so bad – I can’t remember right now what this one is about – toootles over to look it up – oh yes.

H2O by Virginia Bergin | Goodreads |

I need this to live. Water you numbskull! This will be drank drank drank …or uhh drunk drunk drunk down until dry. Yes see sometimes we realize the grammar mistakes we make. Yes, the royal we. (oh yes and because I couldn’t find the cover of H2O anywhere online here is a picture of it) The art you see is Camilla d’Errico a original sketch I bought isn’t it lovely?)



My books from have yet to arrive! I think my post man might start carrying a water gun to keep me at bay. But here is what else arrived this week with my compulsive buying.


DIRTY MAGIC by Jaye Wells | Goodreads |

As if there were any other kind of magic? I like it dirty baby – do your worst.

DEAD THINGS by Stephen Blackmoore | Goodreads |

Urban fantasy is like bread and butter to me – I just can’t, I just can’t, I just can’t get enough – sing it with me now.

FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by Diana Peterfreund | Goodreads |

I haven’t read either one of these books but you know they just look oh so shiny…and I like shiny. Unless it spits in my eye then I’ll have to set it on fire. Don’t make me set you on fire oh so pretty shiny.



My Crazy Corner

– All is right with the world except that I am in dire need of chocolate. I ate through an entire box of See’s chocolates this past week. AND I’M NOT ASHAMED!!

– I went crazy and purchased a $380 set of COPIC Sketch markers so I can attempt to start coloring my doodles. Now You might wonder why the hell would I buy such expensive markers? Because I have this thing I inherited from my mom about always buying the best quality stuff I can find. For some reason I have this delusion that if I buy the best it’ll rub off and make my meager efforts better. Yeah I already said I was deluded ok – cut me some slack.

– Another of my local friends, Angie, will be joining Not Yet Read as a Review Contributor. She’s a bit slower on writing reviews but we’ll just have to poke her in the ribs and prod her along.


Things Found Around the Web

– Did you love the movie LABYRINTH? Do you STILL Love it? I do. So I was so excited when I found this article about Toby Froud having made a short stop action film in the same style.

– In bad news Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A which are two imprints of ANGRY ROBOT have closed effective immediately and will no longer be releasing any further titles. It’s a sad day for author’s who had books published through these imprints and hopefully they can find homes for their books elsewhere.
– Do you ever wander what must go through an author’s head while writing a book? This my loves – this:
– I was SO excited earlier this week when fellow SFF Blogger Justin Landon from Staffer’s Review asked if I wanted to be a guest on his podcast ROCKET TALK that airs on He was featuring Max Gladstone whom I absolutely adore so of course I said yes. I’ll let all you know as soon as it airs! In the meantime be sure to check out my buddy Justin and his awesome blog as well as his podcast!


Author Interviews & Guest articles so far this month:

Huzzah to Book Binging! – linking up to these two lovely ladies

The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

What books are you binging on this week!?

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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50 Responses to “Book Binging (11) – Where I flail over amazing new books”

  1. Celine

    Such a lovely haul! I still have to start Armstrong’s new series, but I love her Women of the Otherworld ones. For Darkness Shows the Stars is one of my favourites, hope you like it 😀
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  2. Jessie H.

    You have me so excited for Traitor’s Blade! I can’t wait to read it! I love urban fantasy too! Dead Things and Dirty Magic are both awesome books! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them! I haven’t read any Kelley Armstrong yet but Visions sounds fantastic!
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I’m so excited now! You sound like a true book soul mate! DEAD THINGS looks so short, less than 300pgs. I shoulda be able to eat thru it in a few hours.

      TRAITOR’S BLADE has a very urban fantasy feel yet still sword and sorcery, heavier on the sword. You will freaking love it…our I’ll to stick you with the pointy end of a rapier…hehe.

      Jewellery Armstrong is fantastic! Have you ever taken a look her Women the Otherworld series? It’s complete now and well worth having a look/read.
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      • Jessie H.

        I haven’t looked at the Women of the Underworld series, but I’ve heard great things about it! I’ll have to read it soon!

        I didn’t think you could make me more excited for Traitor’s Blade but you have! Sword and Sorcery with a UF feel! Yes! Please! Ugh! I need this book like now!

        ZOMG! Dead Things is great! And a quick read! I can’t wait for the sequel that comes out in August! It’s one of my most anticipated books of this year!
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  3. Danya @ Fine Print

    I still can’t get over that copy of Visions. Kelley Armstrong could write a western UF starring dust bunnies and I’d still read it.

    FEY HORSES?! Sign me up! Traitor’s Blade sounds phenomenal, and I saw on GR that you were loving every minute of it. I see your crazy, and I love it. Run free with those over priced markers! Congrats on the podcast as well!
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Yes yes! I swear it’s so obvious when I’m loving a book because I constantly add quotes and push it on people. Course sometimes I read out so fat I can’t be bothered to stop and add quotes 🙂

      Yes I hope you love this one.This author deserves some serious fans because it is so amazing!

      #flails and goes crazy. Wait till you see the tweets I sent him! I’m going to put them in my review Monday
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I have a freaking entire office overflowing with arts and crafts supplies. My husband thinks I’m insane but he knows I go back and forth between all of the arty hobbies.

      I tried coloring with markers he bought me they just don’t blend!! And I hear copic markers blend beautifully. So I can’t wait till Monday when they arrive. I’m scared to destroy sketches, I get rather attached to their black and white. I love sketches.
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  4. Kathleen

    I’d love to get my hands on Kelley Armstrong’s new book. Bitten is one of my all time favorites!

  5. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    I love those kind of book binges, where it’s impossible to stop reading. So much fun, although I always end up losing a lot of sleep 🙂

    I’ve been wanting to read some Kelley Armstrong books. I’ve heard they are really good. Enjoy all your books!
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  6. La Coccinelle

    Strange Chemistry rang a bell… because I just finished The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare. I really hope the author can find a publisher for the next book in the series, because that ending was just… If that was all we ever get, I’ll be very disappointed.

    Dream Boy is the only one of your new books that I’ve read. It was just okay for me… but I can see it being very popular with some readers. The premise was a bit different than anything I’ve read in YA lately, which was nice.
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  7. Lily

    OMG so many books LOL and i’m loving all their covers —especially the cover for Dream Boy! For Darkness Show the Stars was one of my favourite books last year so i can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂
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  8. Alise

    Haha, I was drawn to that cover of For Darkness Shows the Stars for the same reason 😉 I hope the story inside is just as nice! I haven’t heard of a lot of these but they sound really really good, especially that Kelley Armstrong one.
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  9. Kristen

    What??? Strange CHemistry and Angry Robot *sadface* You have lots of bookish love this week and don’t be ashamed of eating so much chocolate, it’s so yummy. I’m sure I would have eaten it in half the time… 🙂
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  10. Greg

    Congrats on the podcast appearance! Sorry to hear about Strange chemistry, that’s a big disappointment.

    artemis Awakening (sounds kinda old school- the premise anyway) and The Traitor’s Blade both looks very good.
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  11. Greg

    Congrats on the podcast appearance! Sorry to hear about strange Chemistry… that’s a disappointment.

    Artemis awakening (sounds kinda old school- the premise anyway)and The Traitor’s Blade both look good.
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