Spoils and Tribute is a feature of On Starships and Dragonwings where I tell you about the books I’ve bought and received recently (my version of Stacking the Shelves). I promise that I paid for all my spoils and I’m not letting the “tribute” go to my head ;-). Planning to pillage is just my version of Waiting on Wednesday where I share books that have caught my eye!
I thought this week was going to be a slow one for review books and then Harper dropped new ARCs onto Edelweiss and there was much flailing ;-).
American Craftsmen by Tom Doyle (Unsolicited, Tor) – This one looks so intriguing, however the main blurb on the front is from Larry Correia who I despise, so now I’m conflicted. I realize lots of silly people like good books, but I’m nervous about the messages that are likely in a book backed by a misogynistic homophobe…. Anyone read it?
The Shadow Throne by Django Wexler (Solicited, Roc) – :D That is all.
The Silk Map by Chris Willrich (Solicited, Pyr) – Oh man, there is just so much awesome!
The Vast and Brutal Sea (NetGalley) – I wasn’t sure I’d get this one since there was a note about only a few eARCs going out, so I’m really really pumped that I was lucky enough to be accepted!
Scan (NetGalley) – This is one of those awkward situations where I requested this one months ago and only just now got approved with about two days until pub date…. Anyone else read it?
The Terror of the Southlands (Edelweiss) – I LOVE MG PIRATES!!!!
Beware the Wild (Edelweiss) – This one sounds awesomely spooky and southern.
Snow Likes Ashes (Edelweiss) – *hyperventilates* That is all.
When I get stressed about things, I buy books on them :). I went to a conference on grad school stuff and one presenter strongly recommended The Basics of Clarity and Grace, so when I was buying writing and teaching books recommended by other speakers, I got them all :D. The bottom one is How to Write a Lot and is on academic writing, hint hint fellow grad students ;-).
So I’m going to be doing A LOT of traveling this summer and decided it was time to spring for a really nice SwissGear suitcase with the four rolling feet. This is also going to be my suitcase for BEA :D.
Planning to Pillage
(i.e. new to the wishlist)
We all know that I love MG fantasy right? And look! The third Jessica Day George Glower Castle book is coming out this year!!! And it’ll be at BEA :D
I’m not usually one for anthologies but oh my good lord have you seen that author list???? It’s gonna be epic!!! Patrick Rothfuss is on it :D
What have you gotten recently? What are you looking forward to?
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