Stacking the Shelves: October 2016

October 29th, 2016 12:00 pm by Kelly Garbato

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First up: this month’s comic book acquisitions. Only the top one, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, is a pre-order; the rest I bought used, either on ebay (The Last Unicorn) or Amazon (everything else).

I received an ARC of APB: Artists against Police Brutality on accident, and I’m beginning to suspect that its replacement is lost, so … yeah, that’s fun. I’ve burned through so many of the listings that the next cheapest copy is just a cent less than if I bought it new from Amazon. Anyway, expect the REAL copy to pop up in next month’s roundup.

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From this stack, I’d also like to give an extra-special mention to Becoming Unbecoming, which is just amazing. Honestly one of the most powerful books on rape and rape culture that I’ve ever read. Pick up a copy even if you’re not really into comic books – it feels more like an art project or memoir.

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I’m loving these all-women mini-bio girl power books, and Rad Women Worldwide is no exception. Thanks to Blogging for Books and Ten Speed Press for the review copy!

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Pictured here with a lovely scarf from Natural Feelings (#sponsored).

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I’m holding a copy of Blood for Blood in my hot little hands right now and I can’t even with how fierce and stunning it is. Thanks to Dark Faerie Tales and Bookiemoji – and of course the publisher, Little, Brown BFYR!

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I won this adorable kid’s comic book in the September batch of Library Thing’s Early Reviewers. YOU HAD ME AT NARWHAL. AND ALSO UNICORN.

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I’ve already read Hag-Seed (spoiler alert: it is predictably awesome), but I was thrilled to win a copy through Read It Forward all the same. Margaret Atwood is my all-time fave, and this is the first and only physical ARC of hers I’ve owned. I plan on being cremated with it.

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From Shelf Awareness, a copy of Christina Dodd’s Because I’m Watching, which looks to be a creepy-suspenseful Halloween read. Rennie is helpfully providing some side-eye to further drive home the book’s threatening title.

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Merit Press was giving away copies of Margo Kelly’s two books, Who R U Really? and Unlocked, on Twitter, and I was the lucky winner! They were also cool enough to follow up when I missed the first DM. (Damn you, Twitter!)

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My second-ever adult coloring book, Daria Song’s The Night Voyage, for review through Blogging for Books. I’m kind of scared to try it – it looks infinitely more difficult than the Pop Manga Coloring Book! (Stunningly gorgeous though.)

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From Candlewick, a 1920s noir graphic novel adaptation of Snow White that I’ve been dying to get my hands on! Thanks guys!

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Just in time for Halloween, the graphic novel adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” from Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This one’s more faithful than Snow White – and written by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman, to boot!

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Is it just me, or does this ’70s-era foam pumpkin look eerily like a constipated Rush Limbaugh?

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I won another Goodreads giveaway! This happens so rarely it feels like a cause for celebration. Forever in My Heart: A Grief Journal is a little more religious than I expected – kind of nondenominational Christian meets New Age – but I can work with it. Creative interpretation, yo.


The perks from Lightspeed’s People of Colo(u)r Destroy! Kickstarter keep rolling in. This month it’s the October issue of Lightspeed, as well as the special POC Destroy Horror! edition of Nightmare Magazine.

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

  • The 13th Continuum (The Continuum Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Brody ($1.99 on Amazon)
  • All That Remains by Al Barrera (FREE on Amazon)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  • Labyrinth: One classic film, fifty-five sonnets by Anne Corrigan
  • The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  • Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny

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