Stacking the Shelves (157)

Stacking the Shelves

A short but hopefully interesting stack. I fully admit that I picked up The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu on the strength of the title, but it’s a true story about saving cultural treasures from ideological (and definitely physical) destruction. And I got Notorious RBG just before it dropped out of Edelweiss after reading Sisters In Law, which was just awesome.

Another interesting title on the list is Black City Saint by Rick Knaak. The book looks interesting – urban fantasy in Chicago – but I picked it up because I used to know the author. Once upon a time, when I lived in the Chicago area, there was a group that met every month for a party and to talk about SF and Fantasy. Knaak attended some of the parties, early in his career, and I remember teasing him because he brought copies of his books to the parties. He was doing just the kind of self-promotion that he needed to, but at the same time these were parties and not a con, so it seemed slightly out of place. Then again, it was a party of geeks and nerds and most of the time, we were all slightly out of place.

Good times.

For Review:
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
Black City Saint (Black City Saint #1) by Richard A. Knaak
Eagle in Exile (Clash of Eagles #2) by Alan Smale
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga #16) by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ice Moon (Moon #5) by Lisa Kessler
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Purchased from Amazon:
In the House of the Seven Librarians by Ellen Klages

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