New Arrivals

Still need to catch up on reviews but I’m kind of drained today. I had physical therapy for my shoulder and that’s going well but it is kind of hard. Unfortunately I’m still taking a step back from my yoga classes. I go to gentle or restorative but I’m only going twice a week versus four or five times and I can really tell a difference. Ah well, healing is what’s important so I continue to learn the fine art of patience.

Anyway, my bookish post will be about the books I’ve received this week:

  • The Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis. Nancy, aka Bookfool was sweet enough to share her copy with me. This collection features turbulent relationships between families, romantic partners, etc. Short stories are still a bit hard for me at times mainly because I prefer longer books I think but the way Nancy described these appealed to me so hopefully I’ll enjoy the collection.
  • Bank of the Black Sheep by Robert Lewis. This sounds totally wild: “a hilarious mystery novel about a private detective named Robin Llywelyn. It begins with him waking up handcuffed to a hospice bed, full of morphine and with a fading memory as his cancer closes in. Unfortunately, bad detectives leave a lot of loose ends…” See what I mean by wild? I mean how can this be the set up for a hilarious mystery novel? Serpent’s Tail books always offer really unique books so we’ll see how this one goes.
  • Hawkmoon the Runestaff by Michael Moorcock. This is a fantasy tale about an imaginative multiverse where Law and Chaos wage war and a never-ending struggle over the fundamental rules of existence. Not my typical read but may be a good book to save for the Once Upon a Time Challenge don’t you think?

Alright guys that’s it for tonight. I need to curl up with a good book.

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