So, normally I don’t go crazy and order a million things that all show up on the same day, but since the mail has been a little slow, September is full of amazing new releases, September is also full of art show prep and a Leigh Bardugo event, and I’d traded for several books, plus you throw in a holiday. Can you see where this is going? All these things combined meant that yesterday I came home to a tower of boxes that almost reached my hips (and I’m not short). I loved every second of opening each one and gazing at all the beautiful new books that probably won’t fit on my shelves at this time 🙂
Today was a great day for mail! My BookOutlet order came in with lovely books for both my library and for my Secret Sister (not shown because that would spoil the surprise!), and a couple of #booksfortrade came in. Plus a book from Blue Rider Press (Penguin/Random House). Thank you everyone who made this possible 🙂 I have so much to look forward to!
Considering I leave to attend ALA in a couple days, I thought it might be a good time to recap some recent book hauls. Namely the books a co-worker picked up at BEA for me and my most recent Book Outlet sale purchases.
The most exciting book from BEA was The Tea Dragon Society as it is signed by the author/illustrator, and I love this art and story combo! You can read the webcomic online for free here or purchase the book when it publishes in October from Oni Press. The same co-worker who picked up that one also snagged a copy of Holly Black’s newest, The Cruel Prince. Can’t wait to read this one! A second co-worker surprised me by bringing back a final copy of Daughter of the Pirate King and an arc of The Glass Town Game. If I remember correctly, she picked them up at the Owlcrate booth 🙂
I’m not sure that you can tell yet from looking at my blog, but I recently discovered how much I love Tor.com’s novella line of titles. And since I’m a couple years behind in reading them, I picked up four of the most intriguing ones available on Book Outlet.
Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Impersonations by Walter Jon Williams
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
In addition to those, I also picked up Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher, which I’ve been hearing wondrous things about. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls looked like a fun mix essays and topics, and I decided that I needed a second copy of The Throne of Glass Coloring Book since I couldn’t bring myself to actually color in the one I pre-ordered.
I should be posting reviews of Binti and The Tea Dragon Society in the near future as I have finished reading those. But I’m also hoping to read through most of these fairly soon as well!
Hey all! It’s been awhile since I did a feature of books I have received via the mail, work, and through trades. This week I received such a great mix of books for review and to add to my collection that I just had to share!