October 2015 Book Haul

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* I was fortunate to receive two of these books via the publishers and Bookbridgr, thank you! *

October seemed to rush by before I could actually buy myself any books. I've been getting stuck in with my new job, which is going really well, and preparing for the paper I presented last Saturday, which also went really well! Fortunately I was lucky enough to receive a couple of books in the post from publishers, and the middle one from some wonderful friends to say congratulations on my new job. So here's what I received in the month of October:

Holy Cow* - David Duchovny - Fox Mulder's foray into very strange bovine fiction. Elsie (a cow) and a mixed bunch of oddly human animals escape from their home in order to seek out safer pastures. From what I can grasp, this book has a lot to say on religion. I've heard really mixed things about it, but I'm always happy to try a bit of weirdness, so maybe it'll get a thumbs up from me.

The Loney* - Andrew Michael Hurley - A new horror release about a mysterious placed called the 'Loney'. I don't know much about it but I know it's had a very good reception and I was very excited when it came through my letterbox. Plus it's a gorgeous hardcover, which I can't turn down.

Among Others - Jo Walton - Told in the style of a diary, this book tells the story of a young girl growing up around a family of magic and the wonder of science fiction books. Tragic events unfold and she is sent off to boarding school where she becomes an outcast, but cannot escape the magic that surrounds her life. Books + magic = a winning formula for me, so I can't wait to pick this up.

Let me know what books you picked up in the month of October, or whether you've read any of the ones I've mentioned above.

M x

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