Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Book Coveting -This and That

Just the other day I completed Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint. Finishing it reminded me just how much I enjoyed The Onion Girl and the world of Newford. This means that I have been investigating further into the series and what I should read next. I have yet to read it in order, but it would be nice to try and get some idea of the backstory. This means I should read Dreams Underfoot. The library doesn't have it, so I am going to have to buy it at some point and time before carrying on with the series.
Welcome to Newford. . . . Welcome to the music clubs, the waterfront, the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost. Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the grey harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song. Like Mark Helprin's A Winter's Tale and John Crowley's Little, Big, Dreams Underfoot is a must-read book not only for fans of urban fantasy but for all who seek magic in everyday life.
Charles de Lint himself says that is the book to start with, so I will be taking his advice next time I allow myself to buy books! Must support our Canadian fantasy authors, right?

In the meantime, I am just excited about the fall. I am trying to not look around too much more because there are just so many books coming out already that I want to read!

In about a week, the new Patricia Briggs will be coming out! For some reason I was thinking it was further away, but it is August! I have it pre-ordered.

Then, a few days later Sea Glass is out. The sequel to Storm Glass by Maria Snyder. I love Snyder (most famous for Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study.) This trilogy is a companion trilogy with a few crossover characters.

First, though, will be the new Fables. It is out on August 18! I cannot wait to see what happens next!

Lastly, there is of course Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, which will be out on September 1st, and then in October we have the release of Fire by Kristin Cashore.

It's hard to believe it is time for the fall releases all ready! This means that the summer is almost over... I am excited about my books, though. My credit card might not be so happy, but we will ignore that.


  1. Yes, definitely MUST support our Canadian fantasy authors! :)

  2. I've only DINGO by de Lint and totally enjoyed it. :D

  3. I haven't read de Lint yet but he's definitely on my list now.

    And thanks for the reminder about Briggs! I can't wait.


  4. Aack...and here I thought that I was going to be caught up on the Mercy Thompson series as I have Bone Crossed checked out from the library. I'm still excited to hear that she has another book out though :)

  5. I am feeling book coveting too! I also can't wait to dive into the new Suzanne Collins read: Catching Fire. I am drooling...and keep telling myself, "soon, yep, soon.." It really isn't helping much!

  6. I can't wait till September to arrive because there're a few good books to be released in that month! Of course, my top to-get books include Catching Fire and Ash by Malinda Lo!

  7. Can't believe it's the middle of August already. I'm so not ready to let go of summer.

  8. Dreams Underfoot will probably be the next De Lint short story book I read. I've read some very good reviews of it. Widdershins is my favorite of his books thus far, though it was also my first De Lint's so it also has a sentimental place in my heart.


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