Thursday, February 5, 2009

Incoming Books

I am still reading Caine Black Knife at the moment. It's an interesting book, but I am finding that I don't have a lot of time for reading lately. Nevertheless, I ordered some new books from Amazon that I've seen discussed on other blogs or recommended at The Dragon Federation.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
This is a children's book, but it received a number of fantastic reviews from sci-fi and fantasy reviewers around the blogosphere. It also recently won John Newberry Award. Plus, I've enjoyed every single Gaiman's book that I've read and I expect this will be top notch.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
This book was rated best read of last year on Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews. And the Amazon reviews intrigued me. It sounds unusual and interesting. I like trying out new authors, so this one made my list.

The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald
This is a SF military novel that many other bloggers seemed to enjoy last year. I am a sucker for strong/smart heroines and this definitely sounded like it had one. Also I have been reading quite a bit of fantasy lately and it's nice to add some SF into the mix.

Now I am just waiting for Amazon to ship the books to me. Hopefully my life will be getting less hectic and I'll be reading all of these soon.


  1. Please read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
    That is one of the best books I read in my life.
    So far I didn't read a review which didn't pray this book.
    Here is one more review:

    Rob's Blog o' Stuff

  2. I expect you will enjoy The Graveyard Book. It is a wonderful story and certainly deserving of the award. I have Shadow of the Wind on my too read pile as well. I've had many people recommend it. I am also very interested in Outback Stars. There really were a lot of blogger reviews on it that made sound like one of those must buys. I've been on the lookout for it in bookstores. Look forward to your reviews of all 3.