Book roundup, special print edition!

Many of the blogs and Twitter feeds I follow have been abuzz with the news of Borders going bankrupt. I am of a weird mind about that since I almost never shopped there, and yet I feel like I ought to be at least a little guilty about a bookstore going under. I’d say this was a motivation for me getting print versions of books this weekend, but I’d be exaggerating–really, it ain’t like I ever need an excuse to buy books of ANY sort.

And here’s what I got!

From Third Place:

  • In the Woods, by Tana French. Mystery, recommended to me by userinfoalg (Anna Genoese). I was actually in the middle of reading this as a library checkout, but I up and decided I am enjoying it more than enough to go ahead and buy my own copy. Also: the trade paperback is lighter to carry than the hardback from the library and I want to go ahead and finish this. Bought in print because the ebook was about the same price at B&N anyway.

And from the University Bookstore, after userinfosolarbird and I went down there to get a new futon from Shiga’s Imports next door:

  • Veil of Lies, by Jeri Westerson. Mystery, but a period mystery this time, with a main character described as a “medieval Sam Spade”. I’d been toying with checking this out from the library but went ahead and decided to get it anyway.
  • The Glasswrights’ Journeyman, by Mindy Klasky. Book 3 of her old Glasswrights fantasy series. Picked up in print since I like the covers, and since it was brought back into my awareness by userinfojpsorrow (Joshua Palmatier) reviewing them. (She’s put them out in ebook form recently but I wanted the paperbacks; they have better covers.)
  • The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. Fantasy, set in the same universe as Swordspoint and The Privilege of the Sword. Bought in print since that’s how I have the other two.

This puts me up at 25 for the year. Still working on reading In the Woods–and hard on its heels I’ve got Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind and Michael Koryta’s So Cold the River queued up as library checkouts. More on these as events warrant!

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