Stacking the Shelves (18)

I beg your indulgence for two week’s worth of shelf-stacking. This actually isn’t bad for me for two weeks of temptation, now that I look at it closely.

Maybe I’ve learned a little restraint? Not a chance.

The lone print outlier on the list, Dreams and Shadows by Cargill, is the monthly contribution from Library Journal. I never know what’s going to drop out of the envelope. I will confess that this one looks better than the last one. I may be the only reviewer on the planet who did not like Doyce Testerman’s Hidden Things, but I just didn’t. It read too much like an unbaked version of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, and Gaiman just did it better. For that matter, so does Simon R. Green, since his Nightside is the snarky version, where Neverwhere is the one with more heart. My 2 cents.

There are a lot of audiobooks this fortnight (not many times that one gets to use that word properly!) Audible was having a sale, and I couldn’t resist. Also it gave me an opportunity to start my great re-read, well, it’s turning out to be a re-listen, of the awesome Liaden Universe series by Lee and Miller. I’m only sorry I waited so long. Sometimes books (or movies) are not as fantastic as we remember. Liaden is even better than I remember.

What new books have you discovered this week? Anything wonderful that you’d like to share?

For Review: (everything’s an ebook unless specifically stated otherwise!)
The Devil’s Thief (The Saint’s Devils #1) by Samantha Kane
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill (print ARC)
The Forbidden Lady by Kerrilyn Sparks
Gilded (The St. Crois Chronicles #2) by Karina Cooper
The Lady Most Willing (Lady Most #2) by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockaway
Lady X’s Cowboy by Zoe Archer
Merry Ex-Mas (Life in Icicle Falls) by Sheila Roberts
The Naughty Angel (1Night Stand) by Sheila Stewart
Season for Surrender by Theresa Romain
Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear
Skies of Steel (The Ether Chronicles #3) by Zoe Archer
The System by Heather Lin
What an Earl Wants by Kasey Michaels

First Lord’s Fury (Codex Alera #6) by Jim Butcher (audiobook)
Invasion (The Secret World Chronicles #1) by Mercedes Lackey with Steve Libbey, Cody Martin and Dennis Lee (audiobook)
Iron’s Prophecy (Iron Fey #4.5) by Julie Kagawa
Local Custom (Liaden Universe #4) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (audiobook)
The Night Beat (Necropolis Enforcement Files #1) by Gina Koch
Princeps (Imager Portfolio #5) by L.E. Modesitt (audiobook)
Scout’s Progress (Liaden Universe #5) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (audiobook)

3 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (18)

  1. I really liked Gina Koch’s new book and the Liaden books are among my favorite. I started reading those when they first came out in the late 1980’s so I am a very old fan. I still am not buying from Audible. I check audio books out from my local library but am slow to take on the downloading technology.
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    1. Jo, if you can find a copy, Michael Shanks read Local Custom on audio. The library might have it and I’d love to hear him read Er Thom. OMG.
      I discovered Liaden in 2005-2006, and it’s wonderful. I was up until 3 last night re-reading Scout’s Progress.
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  2. I LOVE Laiden books, too! Discovered them late and have been devouring them in big gulps. I’m rather new to audio books, but have to say, I’m loving Audible. I’ve downloaded several Georgette Heyer (starting with 3 read by Richard Armitage! Huge sigh!). Been cautiously reaching out from there and am totally excited that my books will soon be available from Audible. I’ve got 9 in production right now, with one getting ready and two looking for narrators! I *think* that Girl Gone Nova will be out for Christmas — and maybe several others! Squeeeee! (grin)
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