Arrived back home yesterday evening – this is the last time I fly into Heathrow on a Saturday evening. It was a complete nightmare from start to finish, starting with when the plane had to circle the airport waiting for a landing slot, followed with a massive queue at Immigration, and the longest-ever wait for the bags to be unloaded.
Anyway, I had two Amazon deliveries when I was away – it’s always nice to come home, but even nicer coming back to new books!
- The Secret Countess (Eva Ibbotson) – YA. Recommended by Jennie.
- The Mirador (Sarah Monette) – Fantasy. On my August “I want” list, so hurray! I decided to order this one from Amazon because it’s hardback (i.e. cheaper from Amazon) and well, I was going on holiday so it wasn’t as though I would run across it in a bookstore…
- Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Julie Kenner) – Paranormal. I’ve read the first two books in this series (imagine Buffy all grown up, married, and settled down in the suburbs) – this is the third book.
- Succubus Blues (Richelle Mead) – Paranormal romance. I wanted to get this when it first came out, especially as there was a lot of good buzz around this. But it was in trade paperback and I was trying to control my book budget (I manage this now and again, really!), so I waited until the mass market paperback came out. I’m a bit “paranormal romanced out” now though, so it may be a while until I get around to this.
- Be Buried in the Rain, Search the Shadows, and Shattered Silk (Barbara Michaels) – Mystery. My first Barbara Michaels books. Heh. I have practically all the Elizabeth Peters books now, so am hoping these are just as good. These particular books were recommended by various peeps on different posts…
- The Sharing Knife: Legacy (Lois McMaster Bujold) – Fantasy. I think this was on my list of books to get in June, but better late than never!
- The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Julia Quinn) – Historical romance. Also on my June list; am not sure why it’s taken me so long to get it.
- The Four Forges (Jenna Rhodes) – Fantasy. This caught my eye when it came out in hardcover last year, so I’m glad I remembered when the mass market paperback was released. Err… can’t really remember what it’s about now (I think there are elves 🙂 ) – but I do like the cover art and it’s published by DAW, and for some reason, I generally like most DAW books.
- Cocaine Blues (Kerry Greenwood) – Mystery. Recommended by Marg on the Historical Tapestry blog – it’s set in Melbourne in the 1920s. I’m on a bit of a historical mystery kick at the moment, so looking forward to this.
So lots to read, plus I also have thousands of posts to catch up with (what would I do without Bloglines). It is nice to be back!