You can never have too many books… is what I tell myself whenever I hand over my credit card. Here’s what I’ve received/bought lately a-la Stacking the Shelves/Mailbox Monday – I’m taking a more chatty approach this month: let me know what you think!
First off, I got another lovely copy of the Rags & Bones anthology for review – I will be giving this one away, so look out for that! Also for review is Sarah Lotz’ The Three. I was surprised (but happy!) to see this in my mailbox as it seems like an EPIC book. It’s kinda apocalyptic rather than post-apocalyptic – something you rarely see. Oh, and the edition itself? Super gorgeous, with lovely black-edged paper. To the right we have Leah Cypess’ Nightspell, which is actually a signed edition that I won ages ago but then disappeared in my house! Glad to actually “have it” at last.
Skipping the order the appear, let’s start with…. CRESS by Marissa Meyer! OMG I cannot wait to start this book. Damn real life for getting in the way!! … ahem, anyhow. I also picked up The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer, despite not having read any of the series. My bookstore had a few of the volumes (not the first, of course) massively on sale, so I thought I’d give one with the Governor a go. Of course, I adore the TV series, so that bodes well for the comics.
I also decided to take a bit of a risk and got Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven. I tried reading her Earthsong Quartet many years ago, but I wasn’t in love with the style. But since she is one of the world’s all-time fantasy authors – not an easy thing for a woman, might I add – I thought it only right to give her another go. This book sounds like it borders on the philosophical, which I am kinda into at the moment. This is one of the reasons I love bookstores: you walk out with books you would have never even considered!
Another thing I love about bookstores: the temptation. OK – maybe that’s something y’all hate. But I love the feeling of just giving in and getting a book I really want. Case in point: The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy anthology. I have been eyeing this edition for years and never could justify putting it into my amazon basket because of the price tag. Not to mention the fact that I own most of the series in paperback! But, my dear God, I have longed for it. My friend spotted a copy in a second hand store about 2 seconds before me, and snatched it before I had the chance! (She is a lovely lady, FYI – but, well, books before bros.) It was the book that got away, and at last it is mine. *cackles*
Ahem… anyhow. Since I couldn’t possibly have the series in hardback with the sixth part in paperback, I was forced – yes, forced – to buy And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer. There was simply no other choice; my shelves demanded it.
Well, that’s all for now. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else got this month!