Saturday, November 22, 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:


Congrats to Erin M on being the lucky winner of Prince Lestat!

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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.

Nothing new in the mail this week but, on the digital front, new arrivals included What's Dead Pussykat by Sam Stone (which caught my eye with it's promise of gargoyle-like monsters and a gaggle of vampire women), Journals of Horror edited by Terry M. West (which he offered up after my review of his novel earlier this week), A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda (which I'm still hoping will land on my doorstop as a physical review copy, but I just couldn't wait any longer), and The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin (which I've been meaning to read for ages now, so an omnibus edition is very attractive).

 

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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:

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.

• Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish
A surprise review title that arrived on my doorstep and immediately caught my attention with its promise of  a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.


What's topping your shelves this week?

21 comments:

  1. Gargoyles and vampire women? Bring on the Gothic fun.

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  2. WHAT'S DEAD PUSSYKAT lol... not that's a witty title :)

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  3. I also have Owl and the Japanese Circus and I'm so curious to try it. I hope we'll both like it. Happy reading!

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    1. Fun story so far, with a solid heroine and some classic, Indiana Jones style tomb raiding.

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  4. Great Choices. Some more for my wish list.

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  5. Ha! Gotta love that first one! At least for the title. I also got the Inheritance Omnibus, as it's been on my TBR for quite a while.

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    1. Same here - one of those series I've always wanted to read, but just haven't quite managed to squeeze in.

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  6. I loooove N.K. Jemisin's work, hope you enjoy it!

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  7. I'm not familiar with your books this week but I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Owl and the Japanese Circus sounded so good that I went to NetGalley and requested a copy. I hope I'm approved. Enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

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    1. It's a lot of fun so far - some monsters and settings you don't normally see in urban fantasy.

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  9. I can't wait to read Prince Lestat! I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. A great start - she does a very nice job of recapping the previous novels. Lestat is a very different sort of vampire this time around, a melancholy loner, but I suspect we'll see a return to form before long.

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  10. Before the weekend I put in a netgalley request for the Owl book, I hope it will be approved as it looks really interesting. I also considered nabbing the Jemisin omnibus but I already own two of the books in the series and I still haven't gotten started yet!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I started in on it last night . . .next thing I knew, I was 100+ pages in and it was time to put my little guy to bed.

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  11. I keep seeing Owl and the Japanese Circus around. I may go request it, since it looks really good.

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    1. I devoured the first 100 pages last night - great fun!

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  12. I'm very excited for the Prince Lestat book! Just don't know when I'll be able to get around to it. Great haul!
    Check out my STS

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  13. You know Vampire books are on my radar, especially Anne Rice

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  14. Have fun with all your books. Enjoy.
    http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2014/11/mailbox-monday-11.html

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