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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves - The Curse of Cursed is Broken

It appears my postman has decided he wants to be my friend again. It is just as well as I wasn't sure what I had done to piss him off, but he brought me some lovely things this week and I no longer feel like I've been abandoned.

In addition to the post , one of my favorite comic book stores (I have two favorites) was having a total inventory sale and as a Preferred Customer, I got in Friday night for a special preview of the sale. I suspect, however, that every reserve customer was invited to the special preview sale as I could barely move in the tiny store and came away with only two graphic novels.

So, without further delay, here are my acquisitions for this past week....

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

I finally got my copy of Cursed. That's right. You heard me. After I was thwarted at BEA, I finally ordered my very own shinny copy once I had read some of Jennifer L. Armentrout's other stuff. I'd hate to order up her entire library without reading any of them only to find her books aren't my thing. Not that I would know about anything like that.

I got in a deluxe pocket edition of The Hobbit. It is soft leather bound with gilt pages. Very shiny. While I have reread the Lord of the Rings many times, I haven't reread The Hobbit in a very long time and I wanted to reread it before seeing the movie, which is coming out soon.

While I don't generally buy a lot of adult fantasy fiction anymore, I still have my favorite authors that I will still pick up. Juliet Marillier is one of those authors. Although she has crossed over into YA as well with Wildwood Dancing (One of my favorites of all time - Fairy tale set in Romania) and Cybele's Secret. I received her newest book from the Sevenwaters series, Flame of Sevenwaters.

To adorn my Mike Mignola / Hellboy book shelf, I ordered Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism: A Novella. And since I am trying to turn some of my comic book collection into hard bound books, I also ordered B.P.R.D: Plague of Frogs Vol 4, so the comic versions can go in the 'comics to sell' box.

And finally, keeping with the comic theme, I picked up Superman: Earth One Vol 1 and Vol 2 from the pre-sale sale at the comic book store. The books are written by J Michael Stracynski. He has written quite a few series of comic books. I haven't really bothered with any of his superhero series he's written, but I do have some of the other series that he actually created, like Rising Stars, in their entirety. He is an amazing write, much in the way of Joss Whedon for me. JMS created one of my all time favorite SciFi TV shows, Babylon 5. So, as I used to read Superman all the time, I figured this might be a good series to read. Besides, the book covers are just awesome...

Well, there you have it. Not a bad week if I may say so myself. I think I'll have to leave something for my mailman for the holidays. I have made him work overtime this year...


  1. got the leather bound with gilt pages edition of The Hobbit! So cool! Wish I could go see the movie with you! :(

    Glad to hear that you and the mailman have made up. Maybe you could leave him some nice cookies as a thank you? Enjoy!

  2. Now I just have to read The Hobbit. I am on vacation next week, though, so I am really hoping to get caught on posts, do the give-away thing which I've needed time to be able to sit and figure out and I have to do the Christmas decorating. I am hoping to get a book or two in, though.
    Can't wait to see the movie.
    Keep me posted on what's happening down there.

  3. Cursed was awesome. Hope you enjoy the rest of the books 8) Happy reading and hope you might find some time for blogging and reading soon!Thank you for commenting!

  4. Hey, Sharrice! Whew! That's a load off my mind. I had already made up my mind to order Cursed and I saw a post by another blogger saying she couldn't get through it, so I was concerned. I'm glad to have someone else's opinion. Thanks for stopping in to chat!