The Pull List and Literary Loot Unites!

 

 

IMG_0150I love it when a plan comes together…okay, not so much a plan as when my bookish interests unite. Earlier in the week I had gotten an email that my copy of The Buried Giant by Kazou Ishiguro had come into the library and I planned at some point this week to pick it up, then two of the books I ordered for my oldest spawn were ready to pick up at our local indie bookstore. “What two books?” I hear you asking because who runs a book blog and then doesn’t title drop? That would be mean. The titles were Tuck Everlasting and How to Train Your Dragon. He’s reading above his grade level so it’s been fun to find classic books that will engage him without being too difficult in content. That’s a post in of itself. I also knew it was Rat Queens day which has been on a not so regular schedule as they dealt with new babies and abusive artists. Now there’s a new artist whose work I’ve pretty much fallen for and they’re back on track. I wasn’t going to pick up Rat Queens today except…it is also Saga day. And that felt like too much awesomeness to pass up.

While I was at Bookshop Santa Cruz picking up the spawn’s books, I noticed The Elegance of the Hedgehog in their used bin and I’d promised myself to buy it if I ever saw it in that bin (don’t ask why it had to be on those parameters, probably just to cut down on my spending). Then on the way to the customer service desk I lit upon Kindred by Octavia Butler of which I’d heard nothing but praise and why yes, I’m (mostly) only reading diverse authors this month so of course I’m going to buy it.

Not pictured are the ebooks I bought on Amazon. There were three authors that came out with the latest in their respective ongoing series, Chloe Neill’s Dark Debt in the Chicagoland Vampires, Anne Bishop’s Vision in Silver in the The Others series, and Seanan McGuire’s Pocket Apocalypse in the Incryptid series.

What comics or books did you pick up this week?

 

 

 

Literary Loot

IMG_0128This time I decided to mix it up a bit. Instead of having separate LLs for Library, Comics and the books I buy, you get a three-for. I actually bought a couple on e format as well, but that’s a post for another day.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This one has been praised from people I trust about books (and a few who are kinda sketchy…) so I figure it has to be good. It is described as Robin Hood meets Oceans Eleven on its Goodreads description, how can I ignore that? I love me some good hiest.  Library
  • Saga #22 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. This one is on my pull list so it’s gonna come up monthly. I’m having fun figuring out how things are going to play out.  Comics
  • Henna House by Nomi Eve. I’ll be honest. I don’t remember how this one got on my radar, but here it is. I even had its publishing date on my calendar so that’s how much I was looking forward to it. My oldest spawn has his first day of school yesterday so we did our tradition of First Day of School Pizza which I followed up with a new tradition now that he’s a reader with First Day of School Book at our local indie bookstore. I originally wasn’t getting anything, but who am I kidding? I can’t walk into a bookstore without buying a book. Print – bought 

What books have you brought home? In print? Digitally?