Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Bookish Dilemma

The libraries were a little too efficient this time. I am in a deep dilemma, trying desperately to figure out which of these books I really, really, really want to read to start with and which I want to risk having to return unread because these are all new and/or popular.

These are the books I'm not likely to be able to renew because most of them are new

Fairest Vol. 2: Hidden Kingdom by Bill Willingham & Lauren Beukes (authors) and Inaki Miranda (Illustrator) Willingham's Fables are among my favorite ever books now.

Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate by Jennifer A. Mather, James B. Wood, Roland C. Anderson I'm curious about cephalopods. Very.

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 4: Realm Of Kings by Dan Abnett (Author), Andy Lanning (author), Brad Walker (Illustrator) I love Guardians. OTOH, it is a reread & out of order...

The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild by Lyanda Lynn Haupt I loved Crow Planet and I like books on urban ecology generally.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily A New Hope by Ian Doescher. Shakespear + Star Wars. How can I not?

Joyland by Stephen King--sort of an outlier because I don't like horror but on the other hand, I do like noir & a nearby book group is reading it and I'm curious about Stephen King.

Shadows by Robin Mckinley. I mean--new book, Robin Mckinley. How can I resist?

Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World by Carol Ann Rinzler It's a micro-history of feet. I do need to at least try it, right?

ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color by Jude Stewart I love books on color and color history and the meaning of color and such.

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld I probably can renew this one--probably--but on the other hand, I just finished Leviathan and I want to know what happens next!

Evaluating these, I have to add that Gulp is taken care of, unless I review it--and I want to--and Guardians probably is--unless I want to hope I can get the other books in the Realm of Kings before it's due.

Not pictured: A Night in the Lonesome October by Zelazny, which is due it's semi-annual Halloween reread in time for the upcoming book group because I can probably fake it if I need to and can likely renew it, The New Avengers: Everything Dies by Jonathan Hickman (author) and Steve Epting (Penciler) because it just didn't fit into that pile and I can probably get it read on time, and assorted other books that I can probably renew, but really do still want to read (Like Spooks by Mary Roach. This is the perfect time of year for it. Last year I read Stiff) for the same reason.

What to do? What to do?



  1. They all look very interesting! Especially the bestiary and the Leonardo's foot and the octopus one... I think I'm going to have to add a few of those to my own TBR!

  2. Well, if I can't get someone to help pull my out of the bookish mire, I can at least pull them in with me :)