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Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Mailbox 10/11/21

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
(hosted weekly by The Story Siren / The Printed Page; New Crayons by Color Online)

Tally for 2010/11/21
Borrowed: 0
Received: 1
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

Two great finds today at the local used bookstore~ Also saw the complete Count Cain manga (including God Child) in Chinese, but I'm gonna wait until December for the 20% discount before HOARDING it all >D

Valerie Stevens #1:
Shade Fright
by Sean Cummings
I fell into this job quite by accident, when I discovered that I possessed the ability to see the preternatural world. There are a handful of people with similar abilities, and part of my job is to locate them, since Government Services and Infrastructure Canada like to keep track of these things. Don't ask me why.
There's a malevolent force in town, and it's quite literally Valerie Steven's job to determine who's behind it and why they want to destroy the world, starting with Calgary. She'll have help, in the form of her best friend (now more or less a zombie, unfortunately), a powerful dwarf troll, and the ghost of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King (but he goes by 'Bill' these days). But that's not all - Valerie has some tricks up her sleeve and, she hopes, luck on her side. Oh, and her boyfriend, Dave. He drives a dump truck.

The cover really appeals to the semi-comic geek in me, as does the whole ragtag band of friends thing XD; Plus, definitely supporting Canadian authors! I've been to Calgary once, but since I was with a tour bus I might as well have said I've seen pictures/videos of Calgary on the internet =P
Won from Larissa's Bookish Life
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Jennifer said...

I haven't heard of this one. The synopsis sounds interesting.

Emma Michaels said...

Yeay! This is my first week of IMM!

Emma Michaels

jewelknits said...

This sounds like a fun read! Enjoy!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries