Sunday, February 20, 2011

a collection of new books

Sunday, February 20, 2011
I've been on a book buying spree lately and have brought in a host of new books to the welcoming embrace of my bookshelves.  Yes, I really do buy books, too.  This post was just long overdue.  I should really have updated sooner.  I think I've forgotten some stuff that I purchased a couple months ago. 

The Alchemist, by Paolo Bacigalupi
The White City, by Elizabeth Bear
The Executioness, by Tobias Buckell
The Strange Case of the Dead Bird on the Night Stand, by Emma Bull and Kyle Cassidy
Dread Island, by Joe R. Lansdale
A Companion to Wolves, by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
Bloodshot, by Cherie Priest
Holiday, by M. Rickert
Ventriloquism, by Catherynne M. Valente (also, here)
Secret Life, by Jeff VanderMeer
Precious Dragon, by Liz Williams

A Shadow in Summer, by Daniel Abraham
The Gypsy, by Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm
Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grill, by Steven Brust
Solitaire, by Kelley Eskridge
The Blue Place, by Nicola Griffith
The Golden Key, by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, and Kate Elliott
Natural History, by Justina Robson
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell


Chad Hull said...

Perhaps something is in the air; lately, I've been buying enough to make one think I've nothing in my TBR pile.

There's a euphoria in the shopping experience. I'm sure you enjoy as much as I do.

Anastasia said...

I also bought Ventriloquism and that may be the most beautiful book (and I mean the outside) that I've seen. The picture doesn't do it justice. The script at the bottom is a Russian children's lullaby.

I'm curious to see what you think of Solitaire. (This is also a good place to mention that Small Beer Press just released a re-print.)

Joe Sherry said...

Ventriloquism just arrived. It's purty. Really, really purty.

I do like the new cover for Small Beer's edition of Solitaire, too.

Carl V. said...

Chad, I've had that same problem, so I agree that something must be in the air!

I read Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grill several years ago and really enjoyed it. A couple of years back they re-released it in a trade version and I picked it up just so that I could have a nice copy of it. Fun book.

Definitely want to read The Alchemist. Bacigalupi has become one of those writers who I want to read everything they have, and will, write.

Joe Sherry said...

Carl: It's the trade edition of Cowboy Feng that I picked up. I really like Brust. I've been chipping through the primary Vlad Taltos novels over the last year. I think I'm halfway through. Excellent stuff.

Right now I'm just grabbing his books when I run across them. I'll probably pick up the rest of them next year.

I'm still not 100% on Bacigalupi, but when I like his stuff, I really, really like it. I just couldn't pass up the set (on the off chance you didn't know, The Alchemist is a companion novella to The Executioness). I should really try Ship-Breaker, though.

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