The other day I got an email from my friend, Tom telling me to check out this recent post at Book Critiques. It was very cool to see Tom's book on that list, as he's a Killer Year friend, a recent pick of the week over at Sarah Weinman's blog, and a great guy. Check out the next Spinetingler for more about his new book!
Lesa's post got me thinking. I am motoring through Al Guthrie's Hard Man at the moment. But what next? My tbr pile is, as always, stacked high but I do have interview prep I need to do. Which includes:
American Skin by Ken Bruen
Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues by Robert Fate
The Dark Backward by Julia Buckley
The Cutting Crew by Steve Mosby
and a stack of five books by Tess Gerritsen...
In fact, this is the way the week has gone with the mail.
On Monday I received a packet with five Tess Gerritsen books.
On Tuesday I received the ARC of Robert Fate's new book.
Today, Wednesday, I received a lovely little surprise - London Boulevard and Vixen by Ken Bruen.
And I do know that I have three more review copies on their way to me. Of course, there may be others I've forgotten about...
And this doesn't even include the stack of other books by the likes of Denise Mina, Laura Lippman, Steven Torres, Alafair Burke, Natasha Cooper, Dennis Lehane, Jeff Abbott, John Harvey, Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, Robert Wilson, David Hewson, Andrew Taylor...
Not to mention I've just started wading in on JT Ellison's All The Pretty Girls and then I have Brett Battles' book, The Cleaner.
So, if I disappear one day and don't surface, you'll know the tbr pile has fallen over and help has yet to find me.
I kid you not, I discovered a review copy I'd received almost five months ago that I had targeted reviewing for the fall Spinetingler, and somehow, it had gotten shifted behind another stack and I'd completely forgotten about it. I need a librarian to manage my collection.
(Blogger was extremely grumpy this morning. They said beta blogger would fix everything, but it's still rolling blackouts on posting and commenting on both the original and beta blogger blogs. Can't complain much - I learned a long time ago to save everything!)