I had better success reading through my last batch of library loot. I only returned one book unread– Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton. I think I knew the day I pulled the book from the library stacks that I probably wasn’t going to read it. The premise of the book sounded interesting enough– a boy enters a house he thought to be abandoned only to find twelve people sitting about, and they end up exchanging ghost stories– but honestly I only picked it because there were not that many YA novels that fell in to the horror genre.
The due dates for my batch of spooky books came at a most inopportune time though. Oh! Don’t get me wrong! I still eagerly traipsed on over to the library today (and this time with Jon by my side!). But, the night before, I started NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, and I knew these new books would be quite the distraction. Nosfera-who? I wanna read Etiquette and Espionage! If I can finish up NOS4A2 this week, and devour Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel, a graphic novel, I think I will be set for October reviews. Then I can start reading and prepping for Sci-Fi Month hosted by Rinn Reads. For now, I will try to tackle these books:
- Embassytown by China Mieville (which I’m intimidated by)
- Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (even though my gut tells me this is more fantasy than sci-fi)
- Fever Crumb by Phillip Reeve
- Go, Mutants by Larry Doyle
And, in case I get bored with horror and sci-fi, I snagged
- Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (recently recommended by Kaja @ Of Dragons and Hearts)
- Town in a Pumpkin Bash by B.B. Haywood
- Wondermark: Clever Tricks to Stave off Death by David Malki
How do you decide which books to check out from the library or buy from the book store?