Quick book roundup

Bought in print at B&N yesterday afternoon, before the awesomeness that was Great Big Sea at the Moore:

  • Never Knew Another, by J.M. McDermott. Fantasy. Bought because I thought the cover looked cool and the blurb sounded interesting.
  • The Chronoliths, by Robert Charles Wilson. SF. Bought because the cover art and blurb gave it a bit of a classic SF feel, and I’m in the mood for that.

And, bought electronically:

  • How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf, by Molly Harper. Paranormal romance, but a lot more lighthearted than many paranormal romances I’ve read these days. What suckered me in was the very cute cover art and the overall “Northern Exposure” vibe the blurb gave the story–and in particular, the wry sentence “Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch.” I’ve already read it and found it quite entertaining; I’ll be reading the sequel soon.
  • Jaq’s Harp, by Ella Drake. SF. Bought this novella from Carina Press in my ongoing efforts to support their SF/F line of books, and also because this one sounds like it may do interesting things with beanstalk technology as well as callbacks to “Jack and the Beanstalk”.
  • The Heart of Dog, by Doranna Durgin and others. This is an SF/F anthology of short stories organized by Doranna Durgin to raise money for her ailing beagle Connery. Bought just to support this author I quite like, and also because aww doggie. If you’d be interested in buying it too, you can get it on Smashwords here.

Tally thus far for the year: 42!

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