A quick stop in at the library netted me a collection of things to read.
More Gail Carriger: always readable. Another Ellery Adams book since I enjoyed The Secret, Book, and Scone Society. A couple of random thriller types. One graphic novel that I’ve heard fun things about: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. And Godblind, which… is probably not going to be to my taste given the word “grimdark” keeps getting tossed at it. I have zero qualms with dark. But grimdark always seems to involve the characters either wallowing in their misery, or a strong undercurrent of tragedy, or nihilism, or drawn-out torture scenes, or all of the above. Still, it’s a library book! Costs nothing to try it, and who knows, I might adore it.
Went back to the local bookstore when they called me that the NK Jemisin book was finally back in stock. So How Long ’til Black Future Month came home with me, which I’m excited about. And then there was a new release Lyndsay Faye book: The Paragon Hotel which I snatched up so quickly I realized that somewhere along the line Lyndsay Faye became an autobuy. The opening was gorgeous; the kind of weirdly confessional prologue that usually leaves me cold. Here, it really worked.