June 2, 2012 by Heidi
Hi all! As you may have noticed, it’s been fairly busy round these parts this week, mainly with my transfer to WordPress! I’m still working on getting everything finalized, so if there are any blank pages at the moment, there won’t be soon. I knew going in to my blog that I would eventually want to be on WordPress, but at the time it also seemed more complicated, and I wasn’t sure if I’d even like blogging, so I went with what I saw as the more intuitive platform with the lower learning curve, Blogger. Blogger was fine, but now that I’ve decided I’m likely going to be doing this for a while, I wanted more of the options and ease that WordPress can provide. Luckily, since my blog was so young, I didn’t lose any posts or comments in the transfer the way many bloggers seem to, and I’m already much happier!
Next week will be a quiet one here at Bunbury in the Stacks, because I’m going to be out and about at BEA. I could have scheduled posts for when I’m gone, but it’s less stress for me to just take a couple of days off. There will be plenty to post about after! Besides, I’m commuting, so it’s only 3 days of quiet (for you) and train rides (for me).
Anyway, let’s talk about what we’re actually here for—my mailbox!
This week I got all things Neumeier! One of my earliest reviews on Bunbury in the Stacks was for the first book in Rachel Neumeier’s Griffin Mage trilogy, Lord of the Changing Winds. I really enjoyed it as a piece of wonderful and intriguing high fantasy, and have been wanting to read more of her stuff ever since! When Rachel contacted me about reviewing her forthcoming book, House of Shadow, I enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity, as it’s been on my TBR since before I started blogging. Rachel was kind and generous enough to also send me copies of the other books of hers that I didn’t already own, and you can be certain I’ll be marching through them in the rest of the year!
Side note: Aren’t her covers beautiful? I love them all. I was literally petting The Floating Islands when I got it. What can I say? I’m a sucker for matte and some pretty art.
Thanks to both Rachel Neumeier and Orbit!
Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm | GoodReads|Amazon
This was one of the titles I was most excited about seeing featured during Fairy Tale Fortnight, and thanks to Jodi Lamm and Misty’s giveaway at The Book Rat, I now own it! I’ve heard simply awesome things about this self-published book from people I lurv like Asher of Paranormal Indulgence, so I’m excited to read!
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken | GoodReads|Amazon
This was one of those books that I know is going to be at BEA, but I still couldn’t resist requesting it on NetGalley just in case I don’t get to it! It’s a highly anticipated YA fantasy for the fall, and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks Disney-Hyperion!
This Week of Bunburying
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
You’re more than just a book to me, John Green
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
With Bated Breath: June New Releases
That’s it for me, let me know what’s going on in your neck of the woods. I look forward to meeting many of you at BEA next week, and I’ll be missing a lot of you unable to attend.