Stacking the Shelves

How’s everybody now? I really need to post an update on the #ShelfLove challenge — I’ll probably schedule that for Wednesday, since Sunday is going to be about celebrating the things I love in fiction, a la Kaja’s ‘Totally My Cup of Tea‘ post. In short: I’m still doing well. No books bought by me this week, though my Valentine’s gift from my partner was one (one!) book which I’ve been wanting for a while… Tahdah!

Cover of Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

I’ve also had quite a few review copies this week, which was cause for plenty of squee:

Cover of Chaos Station by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke Cover of The Burning Land by Victoria Strauss Cover of The Awakened City by Victoria Strauss

And if anyone is mouthing off about the lack of female superheroes, they should just take a look at my pull list — this is stuff that came out just this week.

Thor Captain Marvel Spider-woman

Which reminds me that I should post about my pull list sometime. And see if I can get hold of some more comics featuring Anya Corazon/Spider-girl. Not long till the first issue of Spider-Gwen!

Lest we forget, I’ve also been to the library. I worked out how many library books I had last week and went on the attack this week, but somehow I always seem to find another book I want.

Cover of This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart Cover of Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart Cover of Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Cover of Elric of Melnibone and Other Stories by Michael Moorcock Cover of The Galaxy Game, by Karen Lord

The Mary Stewarts and Michael Moorcock I’ve read before, but I’m trying to take in all of Elric so I’m starting from the beginning, and Mary Stewart is just comfort reading for me. The Galaxy Game I received a while ago as a review copy and didn’t get round to, so I’m making sure to show my interest now. And Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a book I’ve meant to read for a while, and even own — somewhere.

How’s everyone doing? Still sticking to your resolutions and behaving yourselves now 2015’s in its second month?

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16 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves

  1. I got Owl this week as well but I’m still in two minds over it after conflicting reviews from my friends. I guess I’ll just have to read it and make up my own mind! At least it sounds a bit different. Hope we both enjoy it!

  2. Speaking of female superheroes, I just picked up Help Us! Great Warrior.

    Also, I bought the new Courtney Milan, Trade Me and that hurt me so good. Gah. Her writing just slays me, but that book is especially emotion inducing.

  3. I’ve been meaning to try Elric for a little while now. Guess I’ll get there eventually.

    I’ve been doing surprisingly well with my reading this year but also keeping pace with my acquisitions. I picked up THE MAGPIE LORD by KJ Charles this week, as well as THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES by Scott Lynch.

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