Saturday, May 6, 2017

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

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.

A trio of new review titles this week . . .

Army of Darkness / Xena, Warrior Princess: Forever and a Day by Scott Lobdell, Elliot Fernandez
[July 25th 2017]
How can Xena save the world when that chainsaw-wielding knucklehead's every temporal mishap threatens to unravel time itself? 

The New Voices of Fantasy edited by Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman
[August 8th 2017]
Nineteen breakout writers bring you childhood stories gone wrong, magical creatures in heat, a building that’s alive and full of waiters, love, ducks, and a new take on a bloodsucking fiend.

The Emerald Blade by Steven Kelliher
[June 1st 2017]
The Dark Months have faded, but the light cannot last. The time for hiding is over. It’s time for the World to meet the Landkist.

I did make one purchase at the Nicholas Eames/Miles Cameron reading - a copy of The Red Knight (signed, of course).

And my dark half snatched up a few potential WTF Friday titles in The Sorceress Queen: Byron the Barbarian, Thee Order Ov Unholy Flesh, and Jennifer's Throbbing Intergalactic Dinosaur Black Hole Invasions.


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 still all over the map, juggling The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox & River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey, but both got pushed aside when I started in on The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams, which has since been eclipsed by Tyrant's Throne by Sebastien de Castell.

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Ooh Xena and Ash in one book? Interesting!

    1. Yeah, that was a no-brainer. I don't usually go for the digital comics, but how can you resist Xena AND Ash? :)

  2. I have heard of these books but I don't read comics so never got to these. Hope you enjoy readind them! The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase is everywhere! I gotta give it a try!
    Here's my STS

  3. Nice haul! This week I am reading The Boy on the Bridge and Empire's Ghost.

  4. Ash and Xena together in a book should be interesting. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. I see Dark Bob's WTF Friday choices are getting more and more bizarre...that last one, LOL! :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. It was free and came up in my dino search. I couldn't resist. :)

    2. I love that you do a dino search :)

  6. You got quite an interesting mix of fantasy books! It looks as though you will have some fun reading these titles. Have a great week.

  7. I used to watch Xena with my dad when I was younger, man what good times! These all look pretty interesting! Awesome Haul.

  8. Nice assortment of books. I'm most curious about the one which features new authors in fantasy. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Xena comics! Oh my! Looks like a good haul.

  10. What a fun looking selection of books. It was another busy week but I did manage to finish some books. Come see what I'm reading.

  11. I agree - fun group of books. I think maybe your moratorium on adding books has been set aside. What - did you really think you could do that for long? Not us book bloggers! Happy Reading!