Archives: May2010
  • The Leaning Pile of Books: BEA Signed Edition

    Here is the promised part 2 to this week’s The Leaning Pile of Books. (There are even more books I got this week from the swag bag at the Book Blogger Convention but I am going to leave those out since there are a lot of books already and those don’t tend to be the type of books I’d review anyway.) These are all ARCs/books I got signed by the author at Book Expo America. The three I am most […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    As you probably know, I was gone for most of this past week to go to Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention. I just got home around 10:30 last night after spending hours on a couple of buses. It was a lot of fun (if also very exhausting) and I’ll write a post later on the actual events, but for now I’m going to do my Sunday book posts. This week I got far more books than normal […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    This week I got two books as late birthday presents from my husband (one of them was not out before my birthday last month). He got me personalized copies of the two books in the Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb from The Signed Page, which I was perfectly happy to wait for considering Robin Hobb is one of my favorite authors. Plus this is a followup to The Liveship Traders trilogy, quite possibly my favorite of the three I […]

  • Review of The Queen of Attolia

    The Queen of Attoliaby Megan Whalen Turner368pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.3/5Goodreads Rating: 4.27/5 The Queen of Attolia is the second book in the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. Currently, there are four books in this YA fantasy series in the following order: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings, which was just released in hardcover in March. The Thief can currently be read online free of charge. […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    For reviews, I’m working on a review of The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, which will be followed by Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews and Servant of a Dark God by John Brown. I’m taking a break from reading Feed by Mira Grant to read Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder because I have read very few of the authors who are going to be at Book Expo America. So I picked a book by one of the […]

  • Nebula Winners

    Last night the Nebula Award winners for this year were announced. The winners in each category are as follows: NovelThe Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009) NovellaThe Women of Nell Gwynne’s – Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, June 2009) Novelette“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,”Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb. 2009) Short Story“Spar,” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct. 2009) Ray Bradbury AwardDistrict 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug. 2009) Andre Norton AwardThe Girl Who […]