Okay, I'm high as a caffeinated hummingbird because I just brought home a free reading copy of the Granta edition of Amy Bloom's Away. It's not as nice as the US hardcover - but who's complaining? The Granta cover is more subtle - the cover like an over-exposed sepia photograph of a little girl looking back at you.
Did I mention I have read all of Amy Bloom's books? Did I mention how much I am looking forward to Away? It has replaced The Razor's Edge as my priority reading right now. Hopefully I will be able to finish it by this weekend - which will allow me some time to write a little on it. I still have my half-written posts on Into the Wild and A Perfect Hoax pending. No pressure.
September has been a bounty month for free books. I've picked up some free books and Advance Reader's Copies. The list:
- Seed to Harvest, Octavia E. Butler
- The Tenderness of Wolves, Stef Penney
- Against the Stream, Noah Levine
- Proust and the Squid, Maryanne Wolf
- Making Money, Terry Pratchett
I'm particular happy with the free copy of Butler's Seed to Harvest. I've been trying to squeeze Octavia E. Butler into my reading schedule - but alas.
Seed to Harvest is an omnibus collect four novels from her Patternist series: Wild Seed, Mind of My Mind, Clay's Ark and Patternmaster. I hope it's good. Anyone has read it? Will I be disappointed?