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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stacking The Shelves & What I'm Reading

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme being hosted by Tynga's Reviews, while Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Suko’s Notebook this month (see Mailbox Monday for each month's host). Both memes are all about sharing the books you've added to your shelves - physical and virtual, borrowed and bought. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey, and it's focused on what's in your hands, as opposed to what's on your shelf.


No purchases, but a few exciting review titles this week:

The Folly of the World by Jesse Bullington

On a stormy night in 1421, the North Sea delivers a devastating blow to Holland: the Saint Elizabeth Flood, a deluge of biblical proportions that drowns hundreds of towns, thousands of people, and forever alters the geography of the Low Countries. Where the factions of the noble Hooks and the merchant Cods waged a literal class war but weeks before, there is now only a nigh-endless expanse of grey water, a desolate inland sea with moldering church spires jutting up like sunken tombstones. For a land already beleaguered by generations of civil war, a worse disaster could scarce be imagined. Yet even disaster can be profitable, for the right sort of individual, and into this flooded realm sail three conspirators: a deranged thug at the edge of madness, a ruthless conman on the cusp of fortune, and a half-feral girl balanced between them . . .


Don't Be a Hero by Chris Strange

It's a bad time to be a superhero. When the world turned its back on metahumans, the golden age of superheroes came crashing down. But now a mysterious supercriminal is making one final bid for power, and with no one else left to protect the world, ex-hero Spook must risk everything to take him down. There will be no reprieve, no negotiation. War is coming. Put on the mask. There’s work to be done. Chris Strange, author of The Man Who Crossed Worlds, presents a stunning, no-holds-barred superhero adventure that will lure you in and knock you out. This is the novel superhero fans have been waiting for.


The Newfoundland Vampire by Charles O'Keefe

Like every other geek alive, Newfoundland native Joseph O’Reily secretly wants to be a superhero. At thirteen he fantasized about being a vampire, and ten years later he’s still fantasizing – but mostly about a beautiful redheaded woman who has eyes only for him. The one thing different about Joseph’s adult fantasy is that, amazingly, it comes true one night when he goes to a local university pub. Cassandra Snow, literally the woman of his dreams, invites him to her place for an evening of personal pleasure. Of course he’s not going to say no. But when strange things start happening afterward, Joseph quickly learns that not all dreams should come true . . .


Ho Ho Horror edited by Steve Rossiter

Ho Ho Horror is a collection of eight Christmas horror short stories from both established and emerging writers of horror fiction. From the terrors of physical danger, to characters at the edge of insanity, unsettlingly disturbed children, poignant psychological horror, and the supernatural, this collection of Christmas horror provides a unique blend of Christmas cheer and Christmas fear. Ho Ho Horror is a project of The Australian Literature Review (www.auslit.net).


As for what I'm reading, I have several titles on the go:


What's topping your shelves this week?

14 comments:

  1. Don't be a hero sounds like an interesting read. Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Sounds like you got an interesting assortment for review. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  3. OOoh interesting! I haven't heard of these but they looks like intriguing reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. I really like the sounds of The Folly of the World. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

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  5. I've never heard of any of the books you posted, but I'm really digging the Ho Ho Horrors one. I may be a lover of all things fantasy/paranormal etc, but I will still always look a good scary story.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Tara @ Shhh... Not While I'm Reading

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  6. Ho Ho Horror sounds like a prefect collection for this period ;) And all your books on your tbr are on mine, too, but haven't read them, so I hope you're enjoying them :)

    Happy reading!

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  7. I actually loved Holiday themed books - that are of the dark kind - and Ho Ho Horror sounds fantastic :-) Hope you enjoy it.

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  8. Enjoy! your reads.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/mailbox-monday_10.html

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  9. Oo, I'm interested to hear what you think of The Breeders! I received it for review a few weeks ago and always like to hear other opinions as well :D Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

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