Lootz: Mogsy’s Book Haul
Welcome to this biweekly feature where I showcase all the books I bought/won/received for review in the past fortnight. First, the physical pile:
Fiend – Requested from Blogging for Books because I wanted to give their program a try, plus I found out recently that this is a zombie book! I love zombie books, but they tend to be hit or miss with me, so I hope this one will be good.
Silverblind – Last year one of the first books Tor ever sent me unsolicited was Copperhead, and even though it was the second in a series and I hadn’t read Ironskin, I gave it a shot. To my delight, it was pretty enjoyable! This year Tor once again surprised me when they sent Silverblind, book three. Since I was able to jump on board book two with no problems, I may just check out this follow-up.
Falling Sky – My thanks to Pyr for sending the finished copy of this along, and I’m reminded I should probably read this one soon!
The Free – Two surprises from Orbit Books landed on my doorstep a couple weeks ago, the first being The Free, a title that that had previously escaped my notice until it popped up on NetGalley last month. At the time, I knew too little about the book to put it on my to-read list, but now my interest is piqued and I just might fit it in if I have time.
War Dogs – The second surprise from Orbit, this book might prove to be too “hard sci-fi” for me, but I’ve never read Greg Bear and I’ve always been curious. We actually own a boatload of Bear’s books because my husband was apparently quite a fan of his before we got married, and I know he’s already eyeing my ARC.
Here’s also something different this week that I want to feature. Obviously I’m a avid reader, but I’m also an artist and a gamer, so it probably won’t be a surprise to know I’m a collector of art books, especially from video games. My friend Brian sent me these beauties that he was originally going to toss or bring to the used bookstore, and I was more than happy to take them in and give them a good home! I have played/do play Warcraft and World of Warcraft, and I have to say the art team at Blizzard are always phenomenal.
Not too much to see in the digital pile this week, because I didn’t request or buy anything. The NetGalley TBR is starting to grow out of hand again and let’s face it, it’s not even October but I’ve already put together my reading list for the month and I’d be lucky to get through it as it is. But I did finally get approved for this one book:
Broken Monsters – after sitting as “pending” for weeks, my request finally got approved one day before the book’s release date, but Mulholland also gave me auto-approval! I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, so I’m excited – and I think it will be a great horror/suspense book to read closer to Halloween.