Stacking the Shelves – February 13, 2016
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post!
Woo-hoo! This has been a great couple of weeks for getting exciting books! But also week to add to my “OH MY GOSH! How am I going to read ALL THE BOOKS!?” But hey, it’s not fun if its not a challenge, right? And most of these are on my must read list, so its the other books that are going to have to suffer and wait to be read.
Received for Review
Good Girls by Glen Hishberg – Motherless Child is a book that I didn’t hear of until after release, but it sounded quite good! It’s on my TBR list, on the more “serious” end of it (books more likely to be read). When I saw Good Girls, I wanted to read it and found out it can be read without reading Motherless Child first. So! Many thanks to Tor for sending this one my way!
Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay – I’ve only read two books by Kay, but loved them both. I am really looking forward to seeing what he has in store for us this time (the two books I read were really quite different in some way, but both incredibly well done). So excited to get this one from NAL! Thanks!
Snakewood by Adrian Selby – This is one of my most anticipated debuts for 2016 and I SO excited to start this one soon. Many thanks to Orbit for the early eARC!
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard – I feature this one on a WoW post a while back. It sounds wonderfully creepy and intriguing. I mean, a kid who fantasizes about being part of a tragic fairy tale because she figured it had to be better than the life she has, I am really curious. Many thanks to Saga Press for approving my request!
Graft by Matt Hill – This sounds like the type of SF that can get you thinking a bit. I tend to like that now and then, and this one sounds really good. I opted for the audiobook version of this one, so many thanks to Audible Studios for the review copy!
The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu – OK. I had NO idea this novel was coming out until I saw it on NetGalley. It was an immediate must read, so I hit Request within seconds of seeing it (I love the Tao series, so getting a novella on Cameron sounds great!) Also, look at that cover! I love it. Many thanks to Subterranean Press for approving my request!
The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua – Another intriguing science fiction book! I really enjoy books that deal with artificial intelligence, so was quite happy to get this from Angry Robot! Thanks!
Grimdark Magazine #6 – I have to confess, I am not the best at reading short stories, but when I was offered a review copy of Grimdark Magazine and saw it featured stories from both Michael R. Fletcher and Aliette de Bodard, I figured I should give it shot! Many thanks to Grimdark Magazine for the review copy!
A Whisper of Southern Lights by Tim Lebbon- Another novella from the wonderful people at Tor.com! Christopher Golden has a blurb on this one that says “beautiful melancholy”. I really look forward to checking it out. Many thanks to Tor.com!
This Census-Taker by China Mieville – This was an impulse purchase, and I am so glad I got it. I loved this novella. It had none of the “weirdness” that has made me hesitant to read Mieville. Here’s my review if you want my full thoughts on it.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown. The name says it all. Must Read.
Audible had a “First in Series” sale going on, and I decided to pick up Magic Bites and Written in Red, two series I have been meaning to try to include in my Backlist Burndown feature. Magic Bites is already read and done, you can watch for my review on the last Friday of the month for my Backlist Burndown.
The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway was an Audible Daily Deal, so between the low price and Tammy’s love for the book over on Books Bones and Buffy, I decided I HAD to get this as well! I mainly blame Tammy for this acquisition.
Other Fun Stuff
The Giveaway Gods were good to me this month! I have been trying to enter a few less book giveaways as I have so many unread books. But, when I saw SFSignal giving away POP! figures, I figured Hey, Why Not? I didn’t have much free time and saw I had to pre-select up to $50 of POP! figures from Fun.com. I didn’t think I would win, so almost randomly just picked a few GoT ones I don’t have (Goth Sansa, Scarred Tyrion, Brienne and Viserion). Given more time or had I known I would win, I might have changed one or two, but really can’t complain, they are all so much fun. Also, the Viserion was totally worth the extra $5 dollars from the other figures. I didn’t expect him to be so detailed/big. Absolutely love it. I included a picture of them guarding my unread book stack under my other POP! figures.
And, for those that don’t know me from Fantasy Faction, I am admin over on their forums, used to run their book clubs and fun stuff like that. I have spent a lot of time over there, so was happy to get a T-Shirt from them as well! 🙂