It’s been quite cold here, with snow again Friday and maybe today. I’m trying to get out and walk, get back on the diet and exercise after all the holiday treats, but it’s hard in this weather.
NEW ARRIVALS – Despite what I said last time, I find four books on my doorstep. Listings and descriptions below the images.
The Complete Father Brown Stories by G.K. Chesterton [Wordsworth Press 2006 trade paper edition, new] – mystery short story collection – I read a recent Friday Forgotten Book entry on Father Brown. I thought I had a collection or two of the Father Brown stories, but my catalog says otherwise, so I ordered this. I have many short story collections here, some partly read, most waiting. I think I need to devote a month to nothing else and try to make a dent.
In Defense of Sanity by G.K. Chesterton, edited and selected by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce and Aidan Mackey [Ignatius Press 2011 trade paper, new] – essay collection – I thought it was time I dipped into this.
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews [Ace Fantasy 2007 mass market paperback, new] – fantasy novel, first in the Kate Daniels series – purchased after reading a review on Fantasy Book Critic blog. The first of 5 books in the series. Each title begins with the word Magic: Bites, Burns, Strikes, Bleeds and Slays. I’ll try this while the rest are still in print, then go from there if I like it.
Murder on Ice by Alina Adams [Berkley Prime Crime 2003 mass market paperback, used, ex-lib] – mystery – after reading a review on one of the Friday Forgotten Books blogs recently, I found a copy. This sounded interesting and different.
CURRENT READING – I’m still working on on Marvel Comics: the Untold Story by Sean Howe. It’s long and there is a wealth of detail and a lot I didn’t know about the company and employees. I’m still working on the Black Mask collection and have read the first two stories in the Father Brown collection I just got (above). I also have read just a few of the stories in Harry Harrison’s 50 in 5o. As I said above, I’m going to have to start reading more short stories, the three books I just named are only the tip of the iceberg. Yikes.