This is clearly the most exciting week of the year in reading. Last week, Shadows by Robin McKinley and Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce both came out. My library already got me Shadows, and I’m #9 in line for Battle Magic–and the library system ordered ten copies, so I expect to receive it momentarily.
Next Tuesday, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente comes out. That one I have pre-ordered from Amazon and I’m #1 on reserve at the library, so someone will get it to me quickly (not that I’m obsessive of anything…)
Just for fun, the new Neil Gaiman book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which I’ve been waiting on the library hold list for since June, picked this weekend to finally reach me. And the list was vastly shorter for his newer book, Fortunately the Milk, so I expect that at any time as well.
To top the whole thing off, I got the proof copy of my own novel, which I’m self-publishing in November (more on that here), so I’m reading through that for typos, weird formatting, and final-final-final edits.
So this week I find myself with a large stack of must-be-read-now books, all competing and clamoring for attention. It’s such a good thing I don’t have many evening plans coming up… 🙂