What’s On My Plate – July 2014

On My Plate

Welcome to another thrilling What’s On My Plate post! It’s July already, people! I can’t believe it’s finally San Diego Comic Con month! In a few weeks I’ll be in San Diego, running from book event to book event, and trying to squeeze in some TV and movie panels as well. If you’re going this year, let me know!

I’m frightfully behind in my reading, as usual, but I do see a light at the end of the tunnel, as I’ve stopped requesting books from Edelweiss and NetGalley (until further notice, or until something pops up that I can’t say no to). This month I’ve got a handful of digital ARCs to review, a couple of small press releases, and two blog tours. Here’s what I’ve got scheduled:

From NetGalley/Edelweiss:

The Buried Life by Carrie Patel. Releases this month from Angry Robot.

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. Releases this month from Disney-Hyperion.

Invisible Beasts by Sharona Muir. Releases this month from Bellevue Literary Press

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. Releases this month from Henry Holt.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow  by Thomas Sweterlitsch. Releases this month from Putnam Adult.

From Small Presses:

Irredeemable by Jason Sizemore. This short story collection by Apex editor Jason Sizemore is published by Seventh Star Press, and in addition to reviewing the book, Jason is visiting the blog next week with a guest post. Be sure to stop by!

Midnight by Mari Adkins. This is an Apex Publications book, and I’m always pleasantly surprised by their titles. It’s hard to tell what this one is about from the blurb, but I’ll be reading it soon and I’ll let you know as soon as I find out.

Blog Tours:

I am really, seriously going to stop doing blog tours (for the most part), but I do have a few more on the calendar. Rebel Nation by Shaunta Grimes is this Friday, you can stop by for my review and a giveaway. And I’m featuring Max Gladstone (Full Fathom Five) here on July 17th. I’m pretty damn excited about that! This is one of my favorite series, and I’ll have a guest post from Max as well.

Events:

                                     Angry Robot200    comic con small

I just got word yesterday that Angry Robot will be celebrating five years of publishing amazing science fiction and fantasy, and I’ll be part of the celebration this Friday! Join me as I host author Andy Remic, who will be talking about his Top Five Indie Films. Angry Robot is also giving away FIVE copies of Andy’s book, Kell’s Legend. Don’t miss it!

Yep, it’s finally here! San Diego Comic Con is July 23-27th, and I’ll be there all five days! I’m taking both my kids this year, and they’ve already started working on their costumes. They don’t release the schedule until about two weeks before the event, so I still don’t know what I’ll be doing. Ahh, the anticipation! Stay tuned for a recap when I get back!

I’ve also been working on an updated blog design, which I hope will go live this weekend…I’ve been changing my mind a lot about the color scheme, so I haven’t finalized it yet. Hopefully with the long weekend coming up (Independence Day) I’ll be able to make some decisions. Stay tuned…

So, what’s on your plate this month?

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Posted July 3, 2014 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 4 Comments

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4 responses to “What’s On My Plate – July 2014

  1. “I’m not going to request from NetGalley and Edel, not until I catch up!” -Haha, the battle cry of the overwhelmed reader 😉 You probably know this already, but in case you don’t, am I totally going to ruin your self-imposed eARC ban by telling you Blightborn is up on NG? 😛

    Good luck with your reading! I’ll be interested in seeing what you think of Tomorrow and Tomorrow – it was a pretty bleak cyberpunk.

    • Ha ha! I just heard about that and yes, I’ve downloaded Blightborn. My caveat is “…except for certain authors.” Wendig is a no- brainer for me!