For some reason, it feels like ages since I actually went out and bought books. Even though I seriously doubt that. Anyway, I hit some of my favourite bookstores today and got:
Kelley Armstrong‘s “The Summoning” (YA urban fantasy): Yes! Finally. It wasn’t easy to find – it was hidden away in the “Teenage Fiction” section in Borders, and not even facing out. But I’m good at finding books I really really want. Even better, it’s in mass market paperback here in the UK. Which is good because I splashed out on…
Naomi Novik‘s “Victory of Eagles” (historical fantasy): I caved and bought the US hardback version. Is it just me, or does it look relatively slim? And my copy has really jagged page edges. Not that I’m complaining (much). I can’t decide whether to read this or “The Summoning” first – if only all dilemmas were like this.
I also picked up a couple of other paperbacks I’ve been meaning to for ages:
Sherwood Smith‘s “The Fox” (fantasy) – This is the second in her Inda trilogy. I have the first in hardcover, but decided to be sensible and wait for the second to be released in paperback before buying.
Tanya Huff‘s “The Heart of Valor” (military SF) – I’ve ummed and ahhhed over this for ages, but I do want to read it.
Oh, and I saw Diana Wynne Jones‘ “The House of Many Ways” as well, which I did want, but couldn’t convince myself to pay £10.99 (£2 off in Borders and Blackwells if anyone’s interested) for it. And yay, I’ve just checked and the reward for my restraint seeing it with 50% off at Amazon. Excellent.