So, the itch was there, you know the one. The itch to buy new books. So, yeah, I scratched it, and went online to order 3 new books. I must admit, I went through my wish list with a fine toothed comb and nitpicked out books that had been sat there for a while, and yes, I did the dirty … I deleted them.
Wow, does that feel good. Then, there were at least three that on further inspection I was undecided about. Turns out they were YA and less than 300 pages. In other words, novella. Delete! I’m off spending $15 on another novella when, for $20, I can get two mass market paperbacks. In their place I added three other books. See, I have balance … yeah, like hell! Any excuse to add more, right? [insert fiendish grin].
Never mind all that, I hear you saying, what books did you buy? Well, funny you should ask. I ordered:
- THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES (fantasy)
- PLANETSIDE (SF)
- DEAD MAN IN A DITCH (fantasy)
Of course I had to get Dead Man in a Ditch, given I so enjoyed the first in Luke Arnolds gritty urban fantasy series, The Last Smile in Sunder City. And will you look at those covers? So damn clever. Anyway, you can blame my buying The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Vampire Slaying on a number of people I follow on twitter, who said it was good! And I so want something different right about now, to read. I topped off these two fantasy reads with a SF military space opera, and will blame Tanya Huff if it turns out to be a duff read.
So, itch scratched … for now. And you, have you bought or read anything new I should know about? Let me know, I’m always on the look out for a good sci-fi or fantasy read (just NOT grimdark, thanks!)