Back on normal schedule folks! This week has been.. eh. The first of the week was awful, but the second half of the week wasn’t too bad so I can’t say it was a bad week, but it wasn’t great. One of those weeks you survive.
There wasn’t much movement on the bookish front for me this week, in fact I only got one book in the mail!
- Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson – This is a new collection of Shirley Jackson’s short stories, including some that haven’t been reprinted for a while. I picked this up both because the preorder price was cheap and it’s that time of the year, the time for SPOOKS!
Otherwise the most exciting part of my week was my Book of the Month box. Coming as no surprise to anyone, I’m very bad at keeping up with reading my BoTM books but I love getting them. This month I saved my pennies and got two extra books (the extravagance!). The Power by Naomi Alderman was my month choice and man I’ve been waiting on that book for awhile. I kept playing with ordering it from BookDepository but it peeked it’s head up in BoTM and I didn’t even bother to look at the other selections. I also got Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King, this one is a brand spanking new release and it’s available in the BoTM box for 9.99. The best part is that it’s the nice shiney bookstore copy and not a BoTM selection edition. Hells yeah! Finally I got American Fire by Monica Hesse. This is a non-fic book about a town in Virginia that was plagued by an arsonist. I’ve heard nothing but good things and it’s semi-local so I decided to grab it for NonFiction November!
Next week is going to be very slow, as I only have one thing coming to me and that’s on my kindle.
- Weaver’s Lament (Industrial Magic #2) by Emma Newman – This is the sequel to Brother’s Ruin that I read last year. I liked, but didn’t love Brother’s Ruin mainly because there was simply not enough there. This will hopefully give me the ‘more’ I’ve been wanting out this series. You gotta love the Tor.com novellas too, keeping it classy at a 4 dollar price point.
There are, as always a few things coming out next week I’ll be watching for at the library. I’m not going to post much on each because there are a few, but I will embed links in the titles for you to investigate away.
- A Secret Sisterhood : The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, and Virginia Wolfe by Emily Midorikawa, Emma Claire Sweeney – Exactly what it says on the tin, a non-fiction about our favorite classic lady authors!
- Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, The Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City by Kate Winkler Dawson – Another non-fiction, it’s a big week for non-fiction, about murder! Did anyone think I’d miss this?
- The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris – The last on this list of non-fiction! I love looking back at Victorian medical shenanigans, and this one is calling my name.
- A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters #12) by Mercedes Lackey – I have a strange relationship to Mercedes Lackey. I feel a sort of youthful nostalgia and loyalty to the woman, after all I consumed her books by trunkful as a kid, but I haven’t picked any up recently. This particular series is one I’ve been eyeballing, but she’s finally gone and done a Sherlock Holmes book. I might bite the bullet and dive in.
- A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge – I love Francis Hardinge books. Always so creepy and strange, so this is right up my street.
Besides the books listed way up there I’ve not added anything to my shelves (thank god). I have added a few TBR items, not many and mostly classics. Victober is roaring along fantastically as I thought it might. I shelved Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore after listening to Katie from Kate Howe talk about how much she enjoyed it. It’s hard to resist something when someone gives it a glowing review! I also shelved the second War of the Roses : Trinity by Conn Iggulden. I super enjoyed the first one this week and have to get into the next one. And finally I added Ship of Fools by Richard Paul Russo to my list, a creepy science fiction is always a welcome read for me!
And that’s really it! There isn’t a lot of non-bookish news. Hubby finally convinced me to try out Destiny 2, and as of yet I’m not fully engrossed. I’m still deciding what my next big gaming adventure will be. I’ll likely pick up the next Assassin’s Creed Chronicles game, I think this one is India, as China was fun but short. I’ve also toyed with the idea of playing through Black Flag or Syndicate. In fact there is a Jack the Ripper DLC for Syndicate, oh boy oh boy that one is looking might fine.
What did everyone else’s week look like? Good? Bad? Ugly? I hope it was fantastic! Thanks for reading guys!