Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Book Coveting - Patricia Briggs Author Love

The problem with me and a bad or depressed mood is that I always want to buy books so I feel better. For this reason I must not think too hard about books that I want, because then I will surely buy books. Take today for example. I received an email on Friday saying my books from Amazon had shipped. The problem is that the new Patricia Briggs was not listed as part of the shipment... And, of course the bookstore here has it. So, you know I am very very tempted to run to the bookstore and get a copy today. At the same time, I really shouldn't rush. According to online bookstores, the new Mercedes Thompson book has already been pushed back to March instead of its normal February release. So, if I read this new book really fast than I have a long wait ahead of me for the next one. Patricia Briggs is very much my comfort author, so she would be right what I needed about now. You would think in between releases I would read her other books that are residing on my TBR pile. This is why the library is very bad on my TBR pile.

So, what are Patricia Briggs other books?
Her very first book is called Masques, but while her other older books are being rereleased, this one has not. She says on her website that it is going to be, but she is not sure when.

Then, there is Steal the Dragon. Set in the same world, it can be read alone. I have had this book in my hands so many times at the bookstore. I really think I should just bite the bullet and get a copy next time I see it.

It's the same story with When Demons Walk. I even had the new cover preordered, but now I can't remember why I didn't buy it in the end... Getting these two books are very much on my priority list.

I read The Hob's Bargain last year and really liked it. This is why I have to read her other books because she is a really good author!

Then, there is Dragon Bones and Dragon Blood. I read Dragon Bones an embarassing long time ago, but still have not read the sequel. Will have to make that a priority!

Her other duology is Raven's Shadow and Raven's Strike. Both are on my TBR pile. I have picked the first book up a couple times to read it, but something else was always calling my attention away.

The Mercedes Thompson Series is as follows:
Moon Called
Blood Bound
Iron Kissed
Bone Crossed
Silver Borne

The Alpha & Omega Series is as follows:
Alpha and Omega found in the On the Prowl anthology
Cry Wolf
Hunting Ground

Then, there are two more short stories. Star of David is related to the Mercedes Thompson series and is found in the anthology Wolfsbane and MistleToe. I am not big on anthologies, so I actually found out that the library has this one. Even though it is Christmas, I have it on hold right now. The other anthology is Strange Brew. It is related to the Alpha & Omega Series. I might buy this one... Chances are I will buy the Christmas one, too, because I am a bit of a completist when it comes to certain authors, but I will probably wait until Christmas.

Lastly, there is the Mercedes Thompson series of Graphic Novels. It used to be listed on Amazon and I had it on my wish list, but now it is gone... I hope to get a copy as soon as I figure out how to do so! I am very excited!

So, as you can see, with just one author I can have a lot of coveting going on... Even still, I really want to go get the new book...


  1. I didn't know Patricia has a new book out!!! And like you, I buy books when I'm feeling down too... heck, I buy them no matter if I'm in a good or bad mood. The latter just makes me feel a lot less guilty, haha. :P

  2. Bookstores can be dangerous to me if I'm in a certain mood!! I try really hard to get most of my books from the library but I still usually will buy a few a month. Briggs is an author that I haven't read yet but seeing as you're coveting so many of them I need to read one!!

  3. This isn't out in the UK until October (pout) but Forbidden Planet will probably have a copy if I am in central London. Like you though I may try and resist so I don't have as long to wait for the next Mercy book. Homecomings is out soon too.

  4. Do you think the Mercedes Thompson series qualifies for RIP? I have Moon Called on my list for my challenge with Rhinoa, so I could maybe count it for both :P

  5. The beginning of your post made me laugh. I am SOOOOOOOO like you! hehe I'm moving soon and packed up all my books and then finished the book I had left out. I went and bought 4 books and finished them so finally I decided I had to read Murder on the Orient Express for the RIP challenge and do you think I could remember which box it was packed in? Let's just say I'm really keeping the packing tape industry afloat!


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