To-Read Tuesday, July 18

To-Read Tuesday, July 18

I am entertained by the mix in the stack. The top two in the stack are the partial result of my last trip to my favorite bookstore in the world, The Book Gallery. I am sure that 80-90% of the Lem in my book collection has come from that store.

The bottom two were birthday gifts from my friend, Genny. I got to pick out The Refrigerator Monologues, which was a terrific workaround of my pledge to not buy any books from the big five publishers this year, and I’d started reading her copy of The Wee Free Men at work, back when we used to work together. Now that we don’t, she took the responsibility of making sure I had my own copy.

Which shall I read first?

To-Read Tuesday, June 27

A stack of books consisting of Bitch Planet vol. 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Sisters of the Revolution anthology, and Q-in-Law from the Star Trek Next Generation series. Also, an Ursula mug from Little Mermaid

Speculative fiction featuring bad-ass women

I was gathering together my stack today, and as I was looking for a fourth book, I realized the first three had a theme of bad-ass women, and decided to stop there. I have been longing to tear into the second installment of Bitch Planet since it dropped, but I am in the middle of seven or eight books at the moment, so I am making myself wait until I finish at least one of them. Then I ran into Q-in-Law on the shelves of my local bookstore, and as I’d just read a very entertaining article on why this book is amazing, I had to snatch it up. Finally, Sisters of the Revolution has been on my shelves for ages. I know anthologies are where you find Your New Favorite Author!, but I don’t really enjoy reading them. We’ll unpack all those issues in some later post.

What’s on your to-read shelf this week?

To-Read Tuesday, April 25

Four speculative fiction books from my to-read shelves/stacks.

Some of these have been on my to-read shelf WAY too long.

No library books this week? Well, no speculative fiction library books this week. I’m working on my to-read stack for this weekend’s Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon, and needed some more genre variety. This stack reaches way back into my to-read shelves. Three of these have been hanging out there in limbo for at least a year. The PKD book, however, I just recently picked up at Michigan News in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A fantastic bookstore with a great science fiction section. (I wasn’t able to wander over to the fantasy section, or indeed, any other section before I had already exceeded my book budget for the day.)

What new bookstores have you discovered lately?