Sunday, 30 December 2012

2013 TBR Pile Challenge

I went on many a buying spree this year, so my plan for 2013 is to haul up and read-read-read through my loot.

My aim in signing up for the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge is to remind myself not to neglect my pre-2012 purchases. Quite a few of the items on the below list have been languishing in my library for way too long. And most of them seem to be fine books, more than deserving of my attentions.


1. W. M. Thackeray, Vanity Fair
2. C. Bronte, Villette - completed
3. T. Mann, Joseph and His Brothers
4. V. Woolf, Between the Actscompleted
5. C. Priest, The Prestigecompleted
6. C. Valente, The Orphan's Tales
7. J Abercrombie, The First Law Trilogy
8. G. Keyes, The Briar King
9. N. Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
10. J. Chang, Wild Swans - completed
11. R. Wright, Dreams and Shadows
12. J. Bruckhardt, The Civilisation of the Renaissance Italy

The alternates:
1. J. Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar
2. J. Blish, Cities in Flight

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Humble Ebook Bundle: Mac users pay more

From PC Advisor:

Mac users pay more than Windows users for the same things, given a choice:

"When online travel agent Orbitz admitted in June that it was steering Mac users on its site toward higher-priced hotel rooms, many were angry. But another company is finding that Mac users will pay more than Windows users for an identical product -- even when allowed to choose how much they pay."

Current Humble eBook Bundle stats from
 Well, of course the Mac users are paying more. I mean, they bought Macs in the first place, right?

And, a propos of this, from the same article:
"One widely quoted set of figures, attributed to Forrester Research, claims that adult Mac owners have an average household income of $98,560, compared to just $74,452 for PC owners."

Monday, 15 October 2012

Heiresses of Russ

This reminds me: I should bump the first one up the queue.

Cheryl Morgan:
Those of you who enjoy top quality lesbian-themed SF&F will be pleased to know that the 2012 edition of Heiresses of Russ is now available in the bookstore. This year’s volume is edited by Connie Wilkins and Steve Berman. Contributors include Nalo Hopkinson, Amal El-Mohtar, An Owomoyela, Laird Barron and David D. Levine. Enjoy.