Readers, I thought I might give you an update on the new books that will now ensure that I never run out of things to do for the next few months when combined with that already intimidating list of novels I haven’t read yet. So, here is a picture of the books I received as gifts this holiday season:
Sorry it’s so big, but WordPress is no longer cooperating with pictures I put into it.
This doesn’t even include several more that I bought using gift cards that should be here within the next couple of weeks (well, half of them, at any rate. The other half is coming with a pre-order). As you can see, this means the To-Be-Read pile accumulated on top of my bookshelf has grown considerably.
Sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself.
Anyway, I’ve wanted most of these books for a while now. It’s nice to finally be able to finish the steampunky wonder that is the Leviathan trilogy (have I mentioned that I adore Scott Westerfeld’s writing?), as well as the Secret Series. The Scorpio Races is the latest book by Maggie Stiefvater, another author I admire. I also received The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, which is always welcome, and a complete set (in one volume) of all the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books. I’ve been meaning to read those for a while. It’s time to get to the bottom of 42 and towels.
In all, I am incredibly grateful to my family for getting me these wonderful books. Now I’m off to try and finish The Return of the King before the new year so that I can get cracking on that pile. I hope all of you had a merry Christmas and happy holidays.
My parting question to you, readers, is a predictable one: have you read any of these books? Were they good? Bad? Did they make you want to throw them against the wall? Leave a comment and tell me what I’m in for (but no spoilers, please)!