In my Mailbox!

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Third week in a row, oh yeah! I’m on a roll! This is another batch courtesy of my local library, by the way. I’m really making good use of them now that I can!

Isaac Asimov’s Visions of fantasy. Well, really, it’s a compilation of fantasy short stories by many authors, but it’s listed under his name, so I may as well say so. I don’t usually go for compilations like this, because switching from one story to the next is sometimes jarring and I get pulled out of my reading groove by having to mentally switch styles and viewpoints and plots and all that stuff. But sometimes I just want to read something that won’t tax my attention span, and when I saw this was at the library, it looked like it might be a fun and interesting read.

I wouldn’t class this one as short stories so much as novellas, maybe? Anyway, this sort of book doesn’t set off my issues the same way as other compilations, because at least Trio of Sorcery‘s stories are all done by the same author. Two of the stories feature characters I know and have liked from some of Lackey’s previous novels (even though I haven’t necessarily reviewed all of said novels here yet), so it’ll be nice to return to them, get a bit of nostalgia going! Might even spur me along to read and review the other books involving Diana Tregarde and Jennifer Talldeer, too.

I don’t think I’ve heard a single bad word about Stiefvater’s books, so when I saw Shiver on the library shelves, which is a book I know has been met with favourable reviews, I had to add it to the pile. Werewolves usually aren’t my thing, but that being said, I’m not exactly anti-werewolf, either. I just don’t go for them as much as other things.

Hopefully that’ll be another of my quick reads and I can finish and return it sooner than some of the others.

(I swear, the more I think about it, the more I think I’m going to have to put some real effort into winning the lottery so that I can quit my mundane job and just stay home and read all day. I can’t see any other way that I’m going to be able to get through all the books that I want to read!)

And last but not least, this book came as a surprise package in the mail the other day.

Excuse the state of my hair. And my fluffy pajamas.

The lovely Amanda of Floor to Ceiling Books sent me a copy of C J Sansom’s Dissolution, as part of World Book Night. This was done entirely in secret, I might add, or at least secretly enough that I had no idea that I would find this package until the guy delivering my rotisserie chicken that night handed it to me because he found it at the door.

And that’s my haul for the week. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to do yet another IMM post, because now that I’ve started, I really don’t want to have to stop.

4 comments on “In my Mailbox!

  1. I read and enjoyed DISSOLUTION by C J Sansom recently.

    An extraordinary good description of England in 1537. The perfect playground for a historical thriller with the unusual main character Matthew Shardlake.

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