Giveaways, purchases, and signatures!
- Robot Universe by Ana Matronic
Thanks to Tammy @BooksBonesBuffy for this giveaway!
When I first won this book, my initial thought was that this would make an awesome gift for dad on X-mas! He is a total sci-fi fan: Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, Star Wars, Star Trek, Aliens – all that stuff. However, he is not a book man… at all XD So I decided that, while he probably say thanks you and act like he loves, he probably wouldn’t actually read it or check it out much. Boy was I wrong.
He ended up coming over my house a week after I won this, and I told him to take a look at it; thought it might some of it cool. I gave it to him as turned around on continued talking about another topic. Little did I know thought, that he wasn’t paying attention. I turned back to face him when he didn’t answer me and asked him the question again, to his nose in the book XD Oblviously to everything I said, he says to come and check this out: it’s such and such robot from such and such show from when he was a kid.
If your dad is ~60 years old sci-fi fan, I highly recommend this a gift.
- The Shards of Heaven (The Shards of Heaven #1) by Michael Livingston
- City of Blades (The Divine Cities #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett
- Oryc and Crake (MaddAddam #1) by Margaret Atwood
Thanks to My Bookish Ways for the copy of The Shards of Heaven!
Thanks to The Qwillery for the copy of City of Blades!
I entered in to so many(!) giveaways trying to win a copy of The Shards of Heaven! I studied Ancient Studies in college, obviously am a fantasy fan, and have countless great reviews for it. Very excited to read this one!
I actually haven’t read City of Stairs (although I do have a copy). I wanted to get to it this month, so I read and review Blades before it comes out, but the holiday month has proved a little more busy than expected. I still have some time though, so we’ll see!
Now, I had planned on going to a Margaret Atwood speaking and signing back in October, but to go, you had to purchase her new book from the bookstore running the event, and she would only sign up to 2 books that were purchased from that bookstore.
Yeah… thanks bookstore for putting on the event, but that’s not going to happen – at least not for me personally. I wasn’t going to buy a new hardcover if I’m not sure I may potential read it soon. So, instead I went to a used book store and picked up a copy of Oryc and Crake to read at a later date.
Side Note: How rare are hardcover copies of The Handmaid’s Tale? I called 4 different new/used stores around me: none had the hardcover, and only 1 had a paperback.
- Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
Then this was another event I want to back in October. I love neuroscience so I really enjoy reading books about the brain and mind and conscious. However, this was the first talk I had gone to by a neuroscientist. So good!
Read any of these books yet? Get any good signing lately? Win any giveaways recently?
Let me know what’s good!