Stacking the Shelves

Posted 4 April, 2015 by in General / 38 Comments

First StS of a new month! I can’t believe I’ve (mostly) been sticking to my resolutions so far… This has been a busy week, but I promise, I’m still sticking to my resolutions like glue.

Received to review

Cover of Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

Making my sister burningly jealous! Alastair Reynolds was the author who got her back into reading when I handed her Century Rain; she hasn’t looked back since, and she’s read that one at least three times. I’ve read this already, but it’s actually a while before the review goes up… I’ve gotten awfully ahead of myself with scheduling!

Bought

Cover of Od Magic by Patricia McKillip Cover of The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia McKillip Cover of Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip

Cover of In the Forests of Serre by Patricia McKillip Cover of The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia McKillip Cover of The Just City by Jo Walton

25050340 Cover of Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

I’ve been meaning to buy the SF Gateway Omnibuses of McKillip’s work for a while. Now I have them (thanks, Mum). I got The Mirror World of Melody Black because I loved The Universe vs Alex Woods, and Voyage of the Basilisk because I didn’t get round to my ARC in time. Also, I now have The Just City, which I didn’t own yet. I swear I’m gonna get a review up for it soon.

Library

Cover of Master And God by Lindsey Davis Cover of Ringworld by Larry Niven Cover of Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Cover of The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino Cover of On Such A Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee

I’ve been meaning to try Lindsey Davis for aaaages. This one is apparently a standalone, according to someone I was on duty with at the library, so that’s where I’m going to start — since we don’t have the first Falco book. Gah. Anyway, the others are mostly fairly random picks, except for Ringworld which is another upcoming read for the SF/F Book Club in Cardiff.

Comics

Spider-Gwen Operation S.I.N

Yay Spider-Gwen!

And to finish off, a couple of things I’ve added to my lists lately on Scribd and Blloon.

Cover of The Sanctuary Seeker by Bernard Knight Cover of Trance by Kelly Meding Cover of Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

So yeah, as usual, I have plenty on my plate. What’s anyone else been getting? Are you gonna make me expand my never ending to read list…?

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38 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves”

  1. I tried reading Trance but had to abandon it. I didn’t think it was a bad book or anything but I realised that the superhero type theme wasn’t really my favourite thing! So I ran back to my monsters! Hope you enjoy your books-they should keep you busy for a while!

  2. BookDepostiry helps me whenever I want to add a few more bricks to the wall of books. I’ve been trying to buy everything from their Great Ideas series. It seems like a great intoduction to philosophy.

    • I knooow. Most of them are ebooks, so I don’t have the pretty, but I looove the covers of McKillip’s books.

      And oh, have you read any Jo Walton? She’s amazing. (And a lovely person too.)

  3. I’m not very familiar with these, but my goodness, the covers are gorgeous! They sound so unique too! Hope you enjoy them all, and have a wonderful week 🙂

  4. majoline

    I didn’t realize G. Willow Wilson wrote novels too! *makes a note to pick up her books*

    I am still reading Bitter Greens and I just bought Hellhound by Rose Burnhouse because I really love her fic. I need to finish these up, because I have a bunch of Susanna Kearsley’s books on hold for me at the library.

    • I think Alif the Unseen is the only one so far, but I’m looking forward to reading it!

      Hee. Which ones have you got hold of? I still have so many to read — I’ve only read The Rose Garden and Season of Storms. I need to read Named of the Dragon soon…

  5. Great haul! I really need to buy a hard copy of The Just City soon (and write a review…) Looking forward to hearing what you think of the latest Lady Trent which is sitting on my TBR mountain too.

    Enjoy your books and happy reading 🙂

  6. OMG! You are the first person I have seen with Patricia McKillip on their blog! I am sooo happy to see that! I love her books. This series of books are so beautifully written and so magical I just wish more people were aware of them.

    It is through these books that I became familiar with Kinuko Craft’s work and I set about collecting every jigsaw puzzle with her artwork I could find. I have a nice collection of them.
    Enjoy!

    BTW, I’m a new follower!

    • I don’t think I’ve seen many people reading her work either, but she so deserves it! Such beautiful books. And Kinuko Craft’s work is perfect too.

      Nice to meet you!

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