Massive SFF Library Loot: Summer-time Reading Fun-time!

Ah, the sun is shining so brightly that my retinas feel like they are on fire. The breeze lays dormant as the heat scorches the grass, the ground, and the greens of the city. Flowers are wafting a fog and smog of pollen everywhere which makes my nosey so happy it itches and bitches. Summer is here in California, and if you couldn’t tell by that melodramatic prattling… I fucking hate it. So, in an effort to stay indoors as much as humanly possible (without getting too bored), I went to the Libs and stocked up on a massive stack of SFF (science-fiction and fantasy) books to help keep me busy during this season of icky hotness and sticky Hell.

I know what you may say. “Nyan, don’t you already have an outrageous amount of unread books laying around like a goddamn trap hazard?” Why yes, I do indeed. But the second reason I ran off to the Libs on Saturday was because I was stressing about life things, and I needed a “shopping” outlet. This is probably why I came home with 37 books instead of the ten I initially planned to check out with, oops. But you know what they say, “When the going gets tough, the tough just reads and hides.” (I’ve been watching a lot of Batman: The Animated Series.)

Anyhoo, stress impulses notwithstanding, I got a humongous leaning tower of tomes and I’m excited to read them over the next three to four months. Joking and whining aside, the Summer heat is pretty atrocious for my physical health, so to avoid long bouts of bedrest, I figured it would be wise to hoard up on things that can help keep my ADHD occupied so I’m not tempted to do stupid nonsenses (e.g.: go for walks when it’s 1,045 degrees outside).

Since there are so many books to share, I’m going to provide pictures for all of the covers and then at the bottom of this post there will be a bulleted list with links to their respective GoodReads pages, along with a specific listing for their individual genres to help you gauge if it’ll be your brand o’ chai or not. The current goal is to write a review for most, if not all, of everything I shall be reading, which will always be 100% completely honest and include in-depth content warnings. ✌🏾

That does it for my gloriously ginormous loot of library readings. I have so many of them that I’m actually not certain where to begin. 🙀 If you see something that you’d love to see a review for more than the rest, please let me know in the comments! It would help me narrow down a starting point. With that, I wish you a kind, cool, and cosy week ahead.

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3 thoughts on “Massive SFF Library Loot: Summer-time Reading Fun-time!

  1. Ditto to what Fred said. I don’t feel nearly so bad about my leaning tower of books, also acquired on impulse but with triple digit heat in mind. Then I got run out of the library by a security guard as if I were on fire, so I’m going to read this pile, take ’em back, and discipline myself to read the pile stacked up here at the house. No one accepts donations any more. I’m going to have to have a yard sale when it’s done 😛 I’ve bought a pile of games, too. Someday I’ll adjust to summers inside and winters – well, scattered days of inside and outside. I can’t wait to read your reviews! (And add to my TBR list)

  2. Nice haul!
    And I’m sorry summer is so horrible for (but I enjoyed reading the melodramatic prattling, lol).
    Really appreciate you listing the genre of these books because I really want to try more gaslamp fantasy, so I’ll look into those.

  3. Arthur C. Clark was one of the science fiction greats of the 60s. Never read a book by him that wasn’t incredible. “2001 A Space Odyssey” was his most famous but there other great books like “Childhood’s End” and “Rendezvous with Rama.”

    Clark tended to stick to “hard” science fiction where the plot has to stay strictly within the known laws of physics. He also wrote a number of influential popular science books.

    I think you will really enjoy him.

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