This weekend I discovered The Book Bank in Old Town Alexandria. The Book Bank is a relatively small used bookstore with the best sci-fi/fantasy section of any bookstore that I’ve been to in the DC area. I had gone there with the hopes of finding some old Robert Silverberg paperbacks, and was more than successful. Here’s what I picked up (in no particular order):
- “The World Inside” by Robert Silverberg – One of Silverberg’s more popular titles.
- “Dying Inside” by Robert Silverberg – The title sounds a bit emo, but the story does look good.
- “The Book of Skulls” by Robert Silverberg – I selected this one somewhat randomly, but it was nominated for a Hugo and a Nebula.
- “Sassinak” by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon – Space pirates? Yes, please!
- “Trader” by Charles de Lint – Because I don’t think that I’ve read enough Charles de Lint books yet…
- “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. LeGuin – I had wanted to read this during the Science Fiction Experience but ran out of time.
- “Firebird” by Mercedes Lackey – Based on a Russian folk tale. It seemed a perfect choice to start out Once Upon a Time.
Earlier in the week, my boyfriend and I went to a comic book store. I don’t read many graphic novels, but I saw a copy of Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman: Endless Nights” and decided to give it a try. The artwork is beautiful, and the story is entertaining thus far.
I was also browsing the Kindle specials last week and bought Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” and Ransom Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” I’ve read a lot of good things about both books, and was excited to find them on sale!
Has anyone read any of these, and if so, how are they?