How lonely those books look. They have each other, I suppose, though perhaps best not clue them into the fact that I generally acquire more than a couple new-to-me books over the course of a few weeks. The time has long since come to be financially responsible – and, more to the point, there’s only so much square footage to put towards storing books – and so I’m requiring myself to be passionately motivated to have a book before my wallet clears the zipper on my bag. (Expect my resolve to crumble any time now.)
I was not yet finished with Grave Mercy (review coming soonish) before Dark Triumph could be found sitting on the shelf in my personal library, patiently waiting. If you’re not familiar with Robin LaFever’s His Dark Assassin series, three words: 14th-century assassin nuns. (Or is that four words? Because of the hyphenation? Ah, well. The point’s been made.)
Eli Brown’s Cinnamon and Gunpowder proved to be irresistible. I had read an excerpt of the first chapter and the writing, the writing! Before my lashes had rebounded from a blink I had signed myself up for this tale of a single-minded woman who happens to be a notorious pirate captain responsible for the kidnapping of a hapless master chef. Bring that business on, Mr. Brown.
Those are my recent acquisitions. Yours?