Stacking the Shelves: September in Books

October 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm by Kelly Garbato

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The special Queers Destroy Horror! edition of Nightmare Magazine arrived on October 1st – right on the dot! (Rennie is uncharacteristically unimpressed.) Now I’m just waiting for Queers Destroy Fantasy, which comes out in December.

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September was a huge month for pre-orders! Amazon “only” messed up 40% of them: The Golden Compass was late (thanks USPS!), so they gave me a free month of Prime; and Amazon packaged Buffy with two other, completely unrelated orders – one of which was a two-pound bag of arrowroot powder – and of course the cover got all scuffed up in transit. Like, who wouldathunkit? One scathing email later and I got a refund on all the three items. Which is pretty rad, I won’t lie, but all I really want is for them to up their packaging game. It seems like I have a problem ever fourth or fifth order at this point. ARGH.

Remember when they shrink-wrapped books to a sturdy cardboard backing? Those were the days…

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Soooo excited for this one! I almost requested it on NetGalley, but the crafty-book-is-crafty, interview-style format made me nervous. (I had such awful luck with Illuminae; even on the iPad, the “scanned documents” were nearly unreadable. I ended up just preordering a finished copy.) Luckily Shelf Awareness came through for me!

(By the by, there aren’t any graphics in the ARC, so it looks like it should do okay on an e-reader.)

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A finished copy of Legacy of Kings and a notebook, from @paperlanternlit! (And here I thought I’d only won the notebook. Cool!)

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A copy of Susan Casey’s Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins, courtesy of @Doubleday!

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Slade House! I am super-excite about this one, but think maybe I should read The Bone Clocks first? TY @RandomHouse and @ShelfAwareness!

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I won a copy of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir in Library Thing’s August batch – and received it just a week later! Over the holiday weekend, no less! Epic turnaround time, Beacon Press.

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Book mail from Crown Publishing/Blogging for Books (Plumdog, for review) and Random House Kids (Goodbye Stranger, for funsies).

I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor ($1.99)
  • The Jewel (The Lone City #1) by Amy Ewing ($1.99)
  • Mother Earth Father Sky (Ivory Carver #1) by Sue Harrison ($1.99)
  • Follow You Home by Mark Edwards ($1.99)
  • The Dead Lands by Rick Hautala ($2.88)
  • The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister ($1.99)
  • The Returned by Seth Patrick ($2.51)
  • Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne ($.99)
  • Boring Girls by Sara Taylor ($4.99)
  • The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman ($1.99)
  • The Capital of Latecomers by Nina Nenova ($1.99)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World by Rosemary McCarney, Plan International, Jen Albaugh
  • Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
  • The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett
  • The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig
  • Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

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