Sunshine - Robin McKinley (I owned a copy of this, gave it to a friend to read, and have decided it's found a home there and picked this one up. One of my favourite vampire novels of all, I will be rereading this sooner or later!)
The Murder Stone - Charles Todd (My friend Lee in Dallas just read this and really liked it. I have many in the other series by this author-duo)
The Time Machine - HG Wells (I've never read this! Seen different movie versions, and thought, hey! classic science fiction!)
The Dragon in the Sea - Frank Herbert (one of the
Dhalgran - Samuel R. Delaney (for the Nebula nomination reading. Another classic to catch up with.)
Chasm City - Alistair Reynolds (a sequel to Revelation Space, which still eludes me. It was $1.50, so couldn't really go wrong here!)
December - Phil Rickman (not part of the Merrily Watkins series, a stand-alone horror novel by him. I have to try it!)
Tales from the White Hart - Arthur C. Clarke (I have nothing by Clarke, who is on my Grandmaster reading list. A collection of short stories sounds fun while I try to find some of his novels)
The Golden Key - Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, Kate Elliott (this book caused a big stir in the fantasy world when it came out. It made the nomination list for the Nebula award, too.)
Except for Alistair Reynolds, all the books were 3/$1!!!! So you wouldn't blame me, right?
Then, because it was January and a new month and I had a gift card to use, I bought these:
The Alien Shore - C.S. Friedman (classic sci-fi, not on any nomination list though)
Timescape - Gregory Benford (Nebula Award winner! yaaay! and it's a time travel book back to the 1960's. Looks very fun)
Psychic Tarot - Nancy Antenucci with Melanie Howard (I have been studying the tarot again, and this book came up on several lists as a good new book with some insights on how we use our intuition while reading the cards)
And then, just because I wanted something science fiction to read from my favourite bookstore Collected Works, I found a copy of
- Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (Nebula-nominated), which I then proceeded to read that weekend, and it is FABULOUS!!! I will be writing a post on it tomorrow. End of the world disaster novel that is so very good.
Wow, and there I was, convinced that my binge over the holidays was enough to stop me buying books for a month or so - or failing that, surgery would prevent me from buying them. Not so!!!!!
So far, Cath at Read-Warbler, Geraniumcat at Geraniumcat's Bookblog, and Chris at Stuff as Dreams are Made Of have confessed to bringing books into their house this past couple of weeks. I've linked you to their book posts. Of course, as is our way here in book-blogging land, I've now added 5 book to my to-buy list because of their posts. We do
Somewhere it is spring in the world:
By the way, Chris also has a fabulous post with pictures from his garden. I am desperately craving some green - we've had freezing rain for a month now, which means everything is dangerously slippery, and grey, and the signs of spring are still months away for us. Chris's post and pictures cheered me up tremendously. He's even got broccoli growing now!!!
Speaking of which, I've fallen already in the past week, slipping on some ice last Friday as I came home on my first outing. I landed right on my knees, and for a moment couldn't believe the irony of falling right after surgery. Luckily (though I didn't think so at the time) I landed right on my knee cap, rather than twisting my knee or leg at all, so I didn't do any damage to my tiny incisions. For those who don't know, I had arthoscopic surgery on my knee, as I had torn cartilage in it last March in our last big snow storm. Except when outside right now, I am able to move around very well, the pain deep in my knee is gone, and soon I won't be limping at all. It was successful, and I can look forward to getting into my garden more easily this summer. I am so relieved and thankful to have the surgery done. Now if only the freezing rain would stop and it would snow. Snow is much less dangerous to walk around in than ice. I know of two other people who fell in the last week also. We've had freezing rain every week for the month of January. Ice is everywhere. Personally, I am using this as my reason to stay indoors as much as possible and read!!