I’ve been a bad boy since the last update on book acquisitions: I’m still buying more books than I am able to read. Alas. Here’s what I’ve picked up in the last few weeks:
- In my attempt to collect the entirety of Stephen King’s oeuvre, I’ve used Book Mooch to pick up a bunch of books I didn’t have, both some older ones I’ve previously read and the newer ones I never picked up. These include: Dolores Claibourne, Desperation, The Regulators, Insomnia, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Hearts in Atlantis, Gerald’s Game, Cujo, Firestarter, From a Buick 8, Storm of the Century, Under the Dome, Just after Sunset, Blaze, and Blockade Billy. I still have nine more to acquire (several of which I once owned but no longer have), but then I’ll have them all and can start reading them all in order. What a massive (but fun!) reading project that will be.
- Osprey’s book on the Battle of Jutland. This is one of my favorite naval battles of all time (yes, I am a military history geek).
- Halloweenland by Al Sarrantonio. I have been wanting to get into his work for a long time, and since Halloween is my favorite holiday, this was a natural. Some of his stuff is oddly hard to find though.
- Strega by Andrew Vachss. I once owned this one, but haven’t been able to find it for years. The Burke books are great and I really need to get back into them. Pretty bleak stuff though.
- The Painted Darkness (ARC) by Brian James Freeman. I owe the publisher a review of this one, so when that’s done, you’ll see it here. Not familiar with the author at all, but it’s a premise that resonates with me, which I’ll get into in the review.
- Delta Green: Targets of Opportunity. A role-playing game supplement for Call of Cthulhu and Delta Green. I pre-ordered this sucker more than two years ago and they finally delivered.