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What else are holidays for?

What are you all planning to read over the holidays…? Because you are planning to read, right? What else are holidays for?

NOS-4R2Here’s what I’ve stocked up my e-reader with for the next two weeks. We’re going to NYC and Florida. Thanks for asking.

NOS4R2 by Joe Hill. I really enjoyed Heart Shaped Box, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one. The premise just sounds so creepy: dimension-crawling child killers. And Mr. Hill seems like an awesome dude.

DOSAB_hbfrontDaughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Not my usual fare, to be honest. Sounds a bit too much like the literary version of a bad YA paranormal, and let’s face it: mysterious boys and “teenage girl finds out she’s a [insert annoyingly wise-ass world-saving shiz here]” are eyeball-gougers, no matter what fancy ‘big book’ imprint you’re published by. But everyone insists this is really good, so I’ll give it a go.

Heroes-DieHeroes Die by Matthew Stover. I’d never even heard of this book until I clicked past it on the e-retailer’s site. See, random discoverability works! Fantasy assassins, alternate dimensions, dead kings. Sounds cool. And the first few pages were good. I’m in.

So yeah. That’s me for the next few. I’ll let you know how it goes.

What’s on your must-read list these holidays? Are you stocking up on paperbacks, or filling up the e-reader? Or are you waiting, and hoping Santa will bring you book money?

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2 thoughts on “What else are holidays for?

  1. I’ve heard great things about Joe Hill but while I’m a great fan of his father’s, I haven’t ready any of his stuff. Been wary of the Laini Taylor for the same reason as you–I’ve read too many formulaic stories of 16-year-olds who discover they’re (fill in the species or magical talent) and suddenly find they must save the world. As for me, I have a book due on December 30 and another on February 5, so no reading for me!

  2. Too busy with family and friends to have much reading time, especially as I have to work the rest of the month. I did discover J.F. Lewis though, a man sure has a different take on vampires, I do recommend it, I fell in love with the series.

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