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

In case you missed any of it, here's what happened in the Ruins this week . . .

Sci-Fi Review: This Gulf of Time and Stars by Julie E. Czerneda

Waiting On Wednesday: Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Rules of a Responsive Reality guest post by Michael R. Fletcher

Trilogies and Tribulations: a Conversation with Julie E. Czerneda & Karina Sumner-Smith

Congrats to Monique, Ryan, and Kayla for being the lucky winners of Julie & Karina's giveaway!


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.


Blood Moon Rising: An Anthology of Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy Tales by S.K. Gregory
What horror awaits when the Blood Moon Rises? What monsters lurk in the dark? A collection of twelve horror, sci-fi and fantasy tales.


Mystic by Jason Denzel
Mystic is the start of an enchanting new epic fantasy series from Jason Denzel, the founder of Dragonmount.


Cross Keys by Ally Shields
Conspiracy, murder, and magic…and the death of all they hold dear. Elves from rival guilds in New Orleans, ancient magic, an illegal smuggling operation, the human CIA, a band of conspirators, and a rebellion deep in Elvenrude.

For Review:

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven.


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 largely caught up on my release date reviews, with not a lot of new fiction on the calendar for Nov/Dec, so I'm diving into the finalists of Mark Lawrence's Great Self-Published Fantasy Blog-off. I'll be posting the reviews as I go, so here's hoping I can celebrate some awesome reads over the coming weeks.

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Blood Moon Rising and Cross Keys both have gorgeous covers! I do like some nice covers on my haul! Enjoy your books!

  2. You have some great books here, because they not just look good but they also sound amazing. Now imagine my TBR growing even more :)) I need a second life just for reading all the books I want. Can't wait to see what you think of them!

    Happy reading!

    My STS:

  3. Denzel's saga looks quite tempting! And can't wait for some of those reviews from the bottom of the post to come up!

  4. Nice haul, I hope you enjoy your books!

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  5. Oh, very nice, I hope you'll enjoy Mystic!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu looks good.

  7. I am reaaaally tempted by The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu! It just sounds awesome.


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