Oh, the books I would buy…

I’ve decided. There’s not going to be a weekly inbox/outbox post this week. I just didn’t get any reading done. I’ve switched into writing mode again, and I’m hoping I might be here for a while.

It’s okay. I’ve already met my reading goal for this year (52+ books read! woah!) and it’s not even September.

But, while procrastinating today (I said I’d switched to writing mode, not saint mode… of course I’m still procrastinating…), I discovered a feature on Scalzi’s blog that I hadn’t really paid much attention to before…It’s the Big Idea and it’s a series of posts that writer-me LOVES, but also something that is threatening to topple my TBR.

So far today I’ve added 4 books to my wish list (none of which are available at my library, but 3 are priced at $3.99 or less…):

  • The Paradox by Charlie Fletcher — I really like the premise for this fantasy novel about old world magic colliding with advancing technology that is creating a new world where the old world is struggling to survive. It reminds me somewhat of what I’m trying to do in my own fantasy novel…
  • Graynelore by Stephen Moore — This one has several elements that I am drawn to right now: a MC who thinks they don’t have magic and then finds out they do, Scotland, faire, some sort of home-grown militia thing…
  • Superheros Anonymous and Supervillans Anonymous by Lexie Dunne — This reminds me a bit of the premise behind Vicious, telling the story of a mid-grade superhero. She’s not strong enough to whoop on the supervillans by herself, and she’s not indestructible, but she still has a role to play… interesting…

And that’s after reading just a few of these posts… I still have a more I’ve bookmarked to read later…

I’ve also been discovering a bunch of new YA authors while following #PitchWars, and added several of their new releases for 2016 to my wish list. Two I’m especially excited about:

  • Alterations by Stephanie Scott — oh wow! A YA re-telling of Sabrina (the movie, not the witch)? I am so there for this book. Sabrina is seriously my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie. I even like the refresh with Harrison Ford. Seriously need this book.
  • The Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves — Victorian England, magic, “nobles, revolutionaries, and gypsies,” and an underdog hero? Okay! This sounds great! Now if only they listed a release date.

I should probably get back to writing now. I don’t want to lose my momentum… I’ll catch up on everything inbox/outbox related at the end of the month. Until then… happy reading!

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