The Fall-Winter weather continues to be typical: not fierce, but cool and wet, with a sunny day now and then. We enjoy it.
New Arrivals – Just when I think I’m doing pretty well with the new books and incoming, along comes a bunch of things I can’t resist, then a birthday… and I’m back in a “look at all the stuff!” mode. Enjoy it, it won’t last. Most but not all of what you see below were gifts. Details after the images.
The Gray Wolf Crown by Cinda Williams Chima [Hyperion 2011 hardcover, new] – fantasy – This is the 3rd volume in the Seven Realms series. I already have the first two (The Demon Queen and The Exiled King) and after reading about half of the first one decided to stack up a few more and then plough straight through. Gift
The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima [Hyperion 2011 hardcover, new] – fantasy – This is the 4th volume in the Seven Realms series. I’ve got enough now to start reading the series, as soon as I clean up the huge stack of books under way (see my October 24 post). Gift
Better Than Bullets the Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion, Volume 1 – by Theodore Roscoe [Altus Books 2012 trade paperback, new] – pulp fiction story collection – I have a hard time resisting these, and between Altus Press and Black Dog Books could spend my allowance and more if not reigned in. Gift.
Existence – by David Brin [Tor 2012 hardcover, new] – science fiction – Brin’s newest, and a prequel of sorts to the author’s Uplift books, this has been high on my want list since I saw it scheduled to be published. Brin’s prodding, on his blog and by email, made it even more of a necessary purchase. I am eager to start on this, eventually. Gift.
The Casebook of Jonas P. Jonas and Other Mysteries – by E.X. Ferrars [Crippen & Landru 2012 hardcover, new] – mystery – the latest Lost Classics collection from Crippen & Landru, short story publishers par excellence. It’s always a treat to get one of these in the mail.
The Adventures of Tintin, Season Three – animated series based on the books of Herge, this is the third and last season of the show [Shout Video, 2 DVD set, new] – animated adventure stories based on 6 novels, 5 hours – I’m a big Tintin fan, have read all the books more than once, have a Tintin keychain, clock etc. These were finally dubbed into English and shown – on HBO, possibly – but I missed most of them, so I was delighted when the series came out of DVD. This is the last one. The adventures are not in published order, on this set or on all the sets, but that matters little to me. Now that I have the entire set, I just need to make time to watch them. Gift.
Current Reading – If you read the October 24 post here, you know I’ve got partially read books overflowing. I won’t even list them all again, go to that post for a list and notes. I have now finished Nemesis and Jane (review coming in a few days). The of the list is lined up. So I won’t be reading any of the new things shown above for some time, unfortunately.
My Friday Forgotten Books postings may get a little thin too, as much of what I’m working on isn’t, in my mind, qualifying. I’ll just keep plugging away.