WWW Wednesday: October ARC Edition

Book cover of SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire, which shows a Black woman with a magnificent Afro stabbing a vampire with a large sword. She is backlit by a creepy full moon. Basically, badass cover is badass.
Happy (almost) publication day to Slay!

Last time I did an WWW Wednesday: ARC edition (two weeks ago, I think?), I was like ‘hey, I’m going to work through my goddamn ARC backlog!’ And then, wouldn’t you know it, I got late-approved for two more October releases. Because, obviously.

I also COULD NOT resist this particular READ NOW title with an October 13th release date because I thought it just sounded so cool and unusual and I wanted to help spread awareness of it. Title in question: Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire, which is a ‘groundbreaking Afrocentric vampire anthology celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the African Diaspora.’

Or, to put it another way: books happened and my backlog is just as loggy as ever.

The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking On A World of Words.

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Six Degrees of Separation: From Turn of the Screw to The Deep.

I just found out about the #6degrees meme today, and I thought I’d give it a go! It’s hosted by Books Are My Favourite And Best. It works by finding a connection between six different books, beginning with a stipulated book.You don’t have to have a connection between all six books, but for my first go-around.. that’s what I decided to do. Specifically: 6 SFF novellas written by an author whose last name is also a first name.

The Turn of the Screw book cover.

The Turn of the Screw – Henry James | Add on Goodreads

A very young woman’s first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate…An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.

But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil. For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.

(1) I read The Turn of the Screw in undergrad, some four score and seven years ago, and can remember nothing about it. Given that I was Not in a good place for undergrad, this checks out. Still, it feels like a shame, as the blurb sounds really creepy. Has anyone read this (and can remember it?) What did you think?

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WWW Wednesday: ARC Edition (Sep 30)

Rather than do WWW with allll the books I’ve recently read/am reading/am planning to read, I’ve decided to just do it for the ARCs that I’m currently working through. Because there are so many, buds.

The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking On A World of Words.

CURRENTLY READING

Fun fact + Fair warnings: The Witching Stone is published by UCLan Publishing, which is the independent for-trade Childrens/YA publishing house that is attached to my university! As I’m doing my MA in Publishing at UCLan, I do have a fair bit to do with them.

I started reading The Witching Stone last night at… 2am and then was like ‘um, possibly not the BEST idea’, since it is fairly creepy from early on. I really like some of Danny Weston’s other books, so I’m really looking forward to how this measures up.

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