Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes books bought (my wife would say I buy too many), borrowed (a rare occurrence), and received for review (which I’m trying to reign in).
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
Two new arrivals in the mailbox this week . . .
Yes, I’m a total geek – I pre-ordered A Killing Frost, the 14th (wow!) October Daye book by Seanan McGuire because it came with a promo pin. And because I’m also a literary completest, I ordered Rosemary and Rue so I can (ahem) begin the series and read it through from the beginning.
An quiet week on the review front, which is good because I need to do a better job of catching up.
First up is a print ARC of Phoenix Extravagant [October 20, 2020] by Yoon Ha Lee, complete with a gorgeous bookmark (yes, I’m even more of a geek for bookmarks than for pins!). It’s being called an arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art with a nonbinary protagonist and an adorable mechanical dragon. Yes, please!
Next up was a pleasant surprise that transformed a sour read into something promising. After I called out a painfully transphobic story in the otherwise enjoyable Welcome to the Splatter Club anthology, the publisher reached out and offered me a copy of Crash Code, a cyberpunk horror anthology edited by Quinn Parker, a transwoman who transitioned while editing the book. How cool is that?
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
Nothing on the digital front this week . . .