In My Mailbox

I’ve been very good with my book acquisition this week, knowing that I have far too many (if such a thing is possible). Thus, there are only a couple of books to show off this time around. Still, quality over quantity, right? Just because I didn’t get so many books I could build a house out of them doesn’t mean that the books I did get aren’t worth taking the time to read!

The Serpent Sea, by Martha Wells. Night Shade Books has a tradition of having nearly everything they publish be something that I want to read, and this was no exception. This book is a sequel to The Cloud Roads, and normally I don’t try to get books that are sequels to anything I haven’t yet read, but the high-fantasy plot of this book intrigued me so much that I knew I’d end up buying the first book anyway, so I may as well also request the second from Night Shade. I’m quite looking forward to reading this one, and the one that came before it (though purchasing that one may not come for a month or so, since I need to get some money together to make said purchase.)

Jean Claude Bernis’s The Prince Who Fell From the Sky is a little trip back into mid-grade fiction, where I normally don’t go. But sometimes the story hinted at in a book’s synopsis compels me to make exceptions, and this is one of those times. Especially when it involves a post-apocalyptic setting. Nine times out of ten, I’m game for those books. Hopefully this book won’t let me down, and in a pinch, it’ll at least be a rather quick read for times when I don’t feel like investing myself in a long and potentially heavy storyline of more adult novels.

So that’s what I’ve got going this week. See, not much at all. I actually kept the amount of my acquisitions under the amount of books I actually read this week, so that’s some progress toward taming my compulsive book-hoarding problem.

What did you get this past week? Anything good?

3 comments on “In My Mailbox

  1. Well I will certainly give the Serpent Sea this – that is a gorgeous cover. Intrigued me to look into the previous book…

    Of course, to be honest, the cover for the latter isn't too shabby either. Kudos to those artists.

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