The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 7-20-14

Sunday Post

Galen calls this the “flavor text”, a term which I find hilarious. Text has no flavor. Well, maybe.

I’m slightly punchy because we came back from NASFiC this morning, and my body clock doesn’t know what time zone it’s in. On that infamous other hand, Detcon1 was awesome! Next year in Spokane for WorldCon.

In addition to all the lovely books that Galen showcased in yesterday’s post, there was one more important acquisition. And I’m afraid to open the suitcase for fear that something happened to it in transit and I’m going to cry.

The Artist Guest of Honor at Detcon was John Picacio. I purchased one of his drawings in the art show, and it’s awesome. Because the rights aren’t available for reproduction, I’ll just give you a taste.

The drawing is the combined covers of the three Star Trek Crucible novels, so it’s a triple portrait of Kirk, Spock and McCoy from the original series. It’s beautiful, and from a fan’s perspective, it’s just the way that I remember them. (That’s a comment on the art and NOT the stories. I read the stories when the books came out, and I remember them as being, in order: Not bad, not true to character, and WTF)

Current Giveaways:

$10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card in the Summer Reads Giveaway Hop (ends 7/23!)
Blade of the Samurai by Susan Spann
Until We Touch by Susan Mallery

blade of the samurai by susan spannBlog Recap:

A+ Review: Blade of the Samurai by Susan Spann + Giveaway
A Review: Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach
A Review: Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
Summer Reads Blog Hop
B+ Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
You shall not pass! (without book recommendations) [Stacking the Shelves (97)]



written in my own hearts blood by diana gabaldonComing Next Week:

The Forever Man by Pierre Ouellette (blog tour review)
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (review)
Truly by Ruthie Knox (review)
Star Trek: The More Things Change by Scott Pearson (guest review)
Q&A with author Jessica Scott + Giveaway (Back to You tour)

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2 thoughts on “The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 7-20-14

  1. Hi! This is my first time here and you have a great blog. Detcon sounds really fun and I’ve seen some of John Picacio’s work so I can just imagine your piece is amazing! I saw Diana Gabaldon last month at a book signing but I haven’t had time to read MOBY yet. I hope you liked it (I don’t know when I’ll be reading it). Have a great week!

    1. The picture survived transit and it looks even more awesome on the wall.

      I loved the new Gabaldon, but I’m glad I had a bunch of time to read it. I had to stop in the middle for a day because it was so intense.

      Thanks for stopping by. So glad you like the blog!

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