I’ve been working in the yard, Winterizing the yard – spreading soil amendments, mulch, raking leaves, fallen berries and pine needles, doing some light, early pruning and the like. All just before the rains set in for keeps, and before the first frost. I’ve also been sick, but that has little to do with anything.
New Arrivals – I got three things this time, two through the generosity of George Kelley, the other two ordered by me. Details after the images.
Agatha H and the Airship City A Girl Genius Novel by Phil and Kaja Foglio [Night Shade Books 2011 trade paper, new] – novelization of graphic novel – adventure – The Girl Genius graphic novels, nine of them so far, have been very popular, enough so that the creators have produced this novelization, which covers slightly more than the second graphic novel I was unable to find a novelization of the first book, Agatha H and the Beetleburg Clank, so I got this. The graphic novels are readily available, this took more searching. Should be light and fun, will read it on one of these rainy days.
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine for November 2012 [magazine, new] – mystery themed stories and articles – George sent this, I suspect it was in the book bag at Bouchercon. I don’t usually read AHMM, so this will be fun.
In Legend Born by Laura Resnick [Tor Fantasy 1998 mass market paperback, used] – fantasy novel – As far as I can tell this begins a series of several novels set in this world, timeline and character set. If I like it, there are more on PaperbackSwap for me to try.
The Twelve by Justin Cronin [Ballentine Books 2012 trade paper (ARC), new] – SF (?) thriller – Advanced Reader’s Copy – this is the other one sent by George, also probably from Bouchercon. This is a sequel to The Passage also by the author, which I don’t have and haven’t read. I expect I’ll be able to scare up a copy. Sounds promising, based on the blurbs (and you know what that’s worth).
Current Reading – Having finished The Case of the Substitute Face, and A Caribbean Mystery, I’m still reading several things at once: The Gift of Rain, still, as well as another Christie, Nemesis and The Private Practice of Michael Shayne. I started yet another book, but put it back on the shelf. Too many at a time! I keep plugging away.