As promised, here are all the wonderful goodies I received in the mail during the first part of July! It’s a great mix of publisher sent arcs to review, arcs I traded for, preorders, and purchases. Expect to see reviews of many of these in the near future.
This month’s secret sister package was full of fun and yum! I’m excited to read a book with such a colorful cover. Chocolate is always great. And I’m not sure if you can see it in my terrible photo, but the shot glass features Haku and Chihiro from Complexwish. So awesome!
OK, I really have to take a break from Book Outlet because this is getting ridiculous! And my budget is shot, so here’s my last spread from them. At least for a little while.
This small art book was another Kickstarter from Ari Mulch, a local art student.
I’m finally feeling better enough to create a post for all the lovely book mail I received 2 weeks ago! This crazy weather has been killing my sinuses and draining all of my energy.
Last week was an awesome week for book mail! I was going to post this overview on Saturday when my Book Outlet order arrived. Except, well, my Book Outlet order didn’t arrive. So then I didn’t really feel like talking about books when I was worried about my books that were stuck in a different city.
But I’m all geared up and exhilarated again, so I’d like to share all the awesome that did arrive last week!!
My last OTSPSecretSister of the round came and super brightened my day! I have had so much fun sending and receiving cheer 🙂 This month’s theme was purple and it was perfect. I’ve listened to some of the Nightvale podcast and was excited when a book came out. Tricks for Free is a signed arc in the InCryptid series. The caramel corn is a local specialty. Who doesn’t need a giant hashtag eraser? And I’m excited to try the colourpop lippie stick. I’ve never had one before and rarely wear lipstick, but yay!
I’ve been eagerly waiting for the sequel to Peadar O’Guilin’s The Call, so when The Invasion showed up at work, I had to snap it up! RWBY Vol. 1 is the result of a trade.
Cast in Deception and The Bones of the Earth were also results of recent trades.
Another trade meant getting the mp3 audiobook of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. And I won a Twitter giveaway from Emily R. King, the last of her The Rogue Queen arcs 🙂
The last thing I want to share was the preorder incentive from The Cruel Prince. That pin is gorgeous and hurray for author signatures!
This week brought so many books!! First off my Boxer Day sale from Book Outlet arrived. I filled in a full holes and picked up a couple interesting titles. Then I had a bunch of library books come in all at the same time 🙂 A book trade came through, and finally, I went to a used book sale at a local public library today, where paperbacks were only 50 cents!! How could I say no to anything that looked even remotely interesting?
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!