The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week – old or new, bought or received for review consideration (usually unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included.

Last week brought an out-of-the-ordinary book, but first:

  • In case you missed it, I posted a review of In Midnight’s Silence by T. Frohock last week. I enjoyed it and thought it was an intriguing beginning to the Los Nefilim series.
  • This week there will be giveaways, an interview with Julie Czerneda as part of the This Gulf of Time and Stars blog tour, and possibly more!
  • Sci-Fi Month is coming! For the last couple of years, Rinn of Rinn Reads has hosted this November event, and she’s hosting it again this year along with Lisa of Over the Effing Rainbow. Anyone can participate and you can plan your own schedule. It’s a really fun event, and I’m planning to at least read and review a couple of science fiction books (including This Gulf of Time and Stars, which I’ve already read) in November as part of it!

The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book

The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book

The Official Game of Thrones Coloring Book will be released on October 27. Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek of both this and The Official Outlander Coloring Book, and a few pages from it can also be seen on the publisher’s website (click “Look Inside” below the cover image). Each illustration is accompanied by a quote from the book.


The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones, this one-of-a-kind coloring book features forty-five exclusive illustrations!


In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details. Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time. With dozens of stunning original black-and-white illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomić, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold, this unique collector’s item expands the reach of an international phenomenon with flying colors.

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