Lootz: Mogsy’s Book Haul
Featuring the new additions to my library for this past fortnight, as usual kicking things off with the physical pile…
The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – I’d requested an eARC of this, but then was lucky enough to win a physical copy through a sweepstakes! Really looking forward to some good maritime fantasy.
Lightspeed Women Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue edited by Christie Yant – I love Kickstarter goodies! Earlier in the year, I had backed the Women Destroy Science Fiction project from Lightspeed magazine, featuring this special issue entirely written and edited by women.
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett – Though I own several of Robert Jackson Bennett’s books, I’m a little embarrassed to admit I haven’t read anything by him yet. I’m sure that will be rectified soon, as I won this sweet book from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program. I’ve already heard some awesome things about it.
Sword of the Bright Lady by M.C. Planck – Another ARC from Pyr, but this one I actually requested. The premise — which sounds like an eclectic mix of cross genre elements — looked too cool to pass up.
The Asteroid Threat by William E. Burrows – I don’t read much non-fiction, which is what this book published by Prometheus looks like. But interestingly enough, killer asteroids happen to be the focus of several books and movies I’ve enjoyed recently, leading to a lot of discussion between me and my husband about whether or not humans can really do anything to stop a mass-extinction-causing asteroid on a collision course with earth. I may take a look at this out of curiosity.
And now on to the digital pile…
The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer – Until I make a dent in my reading list, my book buying ban is still in effect for the summer, but I just couldn’t resist this one when I saw it offered as a Kindle deal. It’s been on my wishlist/TBR for a long time!
Koko Takes A Holiday by Kieran Shea – Sigh, what was that on the book-buying ban again? Well, I’ll make an exception for audiobooks. Audible is having a sale right now, and I had a couple coupons kicking around about to expire at the end of the month. Ever since I saw the cover for this, I’d been itching to pick it up and check it out. On sale, it was a no-brainer.
The Martian by Andy Weir – Another purchase from the sale. I’ve wanted to read this one so badly ever since it came out. I finally have it now, and since I have it in audiobook format, it’s jumped to the top of my reading list.
A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani – I kinda got tired of waiting for my library to get this. Since I adored the first book in audio and we have the same narrator for the second, I binged one last time at the sale and picked this up too.