Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week. Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Mrs. Q: Book Addict.
If I learned anything last week, it’s that I can’t fight this addiction of mine—especially when everybody and their mother wants to let me take a hit off the pipe for freesies. So yeah, I got more books. Shocker of all shockers, right? But I didn’t have to pay anything for ‘em, so I don’t feel bad about it. Or, maybe not as bad. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
--- The Books ---
Poseidon’s Children, by Michael West – Seventh Star Press (SSP) always finds a way to bump me off the wagon—what with their free books and their blog tours and their endless supply of bacon (or at least the talk of bacon). Poseidon’s Children is book one of the Legacy of the Gods series, a horror tale about a lost civilization beneath the waves, Old Gods, and horrific acts of horrible horror. It sounds kind of Cthulhu-esque, which is cool, ‘cos I love me some Lovecraft.
Redheart by Jackie Gamber – This SSP goodie was probably the one I was least excited about—which isn’t to say that it isn’t good (how’s that for double-speak?). It’s just that, officially, it’s classified as “YA Fantasy,” which isn’t exactly my thing. But still, I figured, why not? Number one, it’s free, which is always a plus. Number two, it’s SSP, and they don’t disappoint. Number three, I’ve heard good things about Jackie and her writing, so of course I snagged that bad boy along with the others.
Rise of Satan by Errol Barr – The author dropped me a line and requested a review for this puppy, and—even though I’m swamped with books—I couldn’t bring myself to say no. It’s a pretty cool idea for a horror novel—a bunch of charismatic youths, literally the spawn of Satan himself, come together and form a rock super group and, through their music, gain sway over the youth of the world and eventually all of humanity. It’s a little bit sensationalistic, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t a neat idea. Gives a whole new meaning to that Living Colour song “Cult of Personality.” If you want to know more about the author or his book, you can find more info on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog.
World War Z by Max Brooks – Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m way behind the times on this one—like, five years behind. But whatever. I was in need of a zombie fix, and this is what I could find on audio book at the library. I need some entertainment on the ride to work, see? But I’ll be damned if it wasn’t, in the words of my friend The Bookmarque, “Effing abridged!” In the words of my friend Evidently, it’s really expensive to hire so many voice actors for the different stories in the book. But I did some looking around, and word on the street is that the unabridged version is in the works. So will I hold off until the real deal hits the shelves, maintain my unabridged purity? Eh, probably not. Like I said, Daddy needs someone to read to him on the way to work. I'll just have to figure out how to get my mitts on the unabridged version when it comes out.
And now that I’ve showed you mine, it’s time to show me yours. What did you get in your mailbox this week?