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Saturday, November 15, 2014

From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

Another great week with some big titles making their way through my hands:


Don't forget to enter the Hunting in Bruges giveaway with E.J. Stevens, and be sure to stop by on Monday for our interview and giveaway with Anne Rice.

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Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.

While I was anxiously awaiting the delivery of Stephen King's Revival, I didn't account for the fact there was no mail on its release day (Remembrance Day). On top of that, Amazon completely dropped the ball, hadn't yet shipped it out, and showed an estimated delivery date of the 18th. So much for pre-orders. I canceled the order, ran out after dinner and bought a copy from Coles . . . and finished reading it last night (4 days before Amazon's estimated delivery date).


On the digital front, new arrivals included The Very Best of Kate Elliott, a February 2015 release from Kate Elliott that I'm looking forward to since I have 3 series of her sitting on my TBR pile, and Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, a March 2015 release from Erik Larson, which promises to be an interesting fictional account of the second-most famous nautical disaster of the 20th century.

 

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf:

• The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley
A fantastic follow-up to one of my favorite epic fantasies of the year, picking up exactly where the first book left off, and revealing more about the world and our protagonists.

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
It's been a while since I last read Anne Rice, and I never expected to see another vampire tale but here it is. If you've yet to snag a copy, stop by on Monday for our Q&A and giveaway.




What's topping your shelves this week?

18 comments:

  1. It really bugs me when Amazon does this delay thing on a book you really want to get your hands on. I ordered one in October, it had a release date of October 2014 and Amazon told me they would deliver it December 2015! Even December 2014 would have been unacceptable, but 2015??? I got it in Waterstones a week later. Crazy stuff! Enjoy your books!

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    1. Yeah, defeats the purpose of pre-ordering, eh?

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  2. and they're currently trying to turn Lestat into a movie or series again!

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    1. Yeah, and she's looking to have more control over it this time.

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  3. I'm so curious about Lestat and it's been a while since I haven't read a King book! I need to go back to them. Happy reading!

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    1. King was disappointing, so here's hoping Lestat pays off.

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  4. Damn, King was disappointing? At the speed you devoured it I was getting my hopes up :)

    Lestat didn't really pay off for me, I thought it was all right, but maybe my expectations were too high.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I think I had the same problem with King. Even he hyped it up as a book that terrified him to write.

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  5. I thought Rice stopped writing vampire novels because of a religious thing. I gotta stop listening to internet rumors.

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    1. Actually, she did - joined the church and even wrote a Jesus novel . . . then she came to her senses. :)

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  6. Am keen to read Revival. Haven't read any King books for years!

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  7. I want to get my hands on Revival too!

    Have a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  8. Not familiar with the titles. Hope you have a great time reading this week.

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  9. Happy reading, and I just love King, so I know what book I want out of this list.

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