Sunday, April 7, 2013

Showcase Sunday #2

Showcase Sunday is a feature on Vicki's book blog, Books, Biscuits and Tea, which shows off the books which one has acquired in the past week, from any and all sources. Whether purchased online as an ebook or in hardback from a brick and mortar store, received for review or as a gift, it's just another way to make all your blogging acquaintances jelly.
This week features a lot of books for writers, so, fair warning.

This one was long ago recommended to me as a really grounded book of inspiration and advice, spiced with personal anecdotes. Not looking to find much new here, but her book on the writing life has been praised by several goodreads friends of mine.
Bringing the Devil to His Knees edited by Charles Baxter and Peter Turchi
A collection of essays put together by Charles Baxter, I'm not sure what else I can say, hah!

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and David King
There are so many books on how to write, how to write better, to write for various audiences and with such an amount of time, and while being a mom, or a dry-cleaning assistant. This one has received high praise for accompanying a writer into the second part of the writing process.


I have been looking forward to this since it's publication, but never got around to purchasing it. Finally it was given to my as a (late) birthday gift; I am thrilled.


So, despite mentioning this book in my review of Hero by Perry Moore, I've never actually read it. It's a short little thing, and it's actually been turned into a movie while I wasn't looking.

 Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey
A late night acquisition that reminded me of Hero, but is about a (peripheral) lesbian. She's latina, she's got were-wolf powers, and she's going to show this town who's boss. It sounds peachy.

In related news, it turns out I had an ancient ARC I got from HarperTeen of Hartinger's Grand & Humble. See what organizing your library does for you? The more you know...

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