- Review of The Earl of Brass by Kara Jorgensen
- Spotlight on the The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond
- Review of Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish
- Waiting on Wednesday with my Most Anticipated Fantasy Reads of 2015
- Our Tough Traveling feature, talking about the High Priests of Erikson, Pratchett, Remic, and Staveley
- WTF Friday Review of The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III
Coming up this week? A interview with Kenny Soward, a guest post from Chris Bucholz, more reviews, more tough travels, and the 2nd installment of my Most Anticipated Reads of 2015!
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.
Things were pretty quiet on the new arrivals front this week, with just one new review title in Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes, an alternate history take "about a lie planted among the greatest works of English fiction" (due to hit the shelves in February). I did make a few purchases, however, stacking the shelves with The Dinosaur Four by Geoff Jones (which strands 10 strangers from a coffee shop in the Cretaceous period) and Velocity by Steve Worland (about a mission to seek and destroy a hijacked Space Shuttle).
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. I'm working hard to clear out my review queue before the end of the year, looking to a fresh start for 2015, so I'm giving several titles a shot this week:
• Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
I always find Rice a slow, languishing sort of read, so I'm naturally taking my time with this one. A lot of talking and history, but I can see where it's leading.
• A Fox's Love by Brandon Varnell
This odd little parody/homage of Shōnen manga that insists on poking holes in the narrative fourth wall, is destined to be next week's WTF Friday review.
• Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells
A pair of stories about Moon and the shape changers of Raksura, a dangerous place full of strange mysteries.
What's topping your shelves this week?