ConCarolinas and had a wonderful time. Lots and lots of authors there, some of whom I have read, many I have not.
Thus, all the books. I met authors, chatted with them, and the ones I liked got to sell me books. That is the stack of what I bought (only three are from the used book booth).
So, what did I get?
Sound and Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
The Green Hornet Casefiles by Joe Gentile, with contributions by Bobby Nash
Gretchen Thyrd: On the Bridge by Jason T. Graves
Bill the Vampire by Rick Gualtieri
Steeplejack, MacBeth: A Novel, and Cathedrals of Glass: A Planet of Blood and Ice by A.J. Hartley
We Are Not This (anthology) Edited by Melissa M. Gilbert
Chains of Fate, Blades of Fate, and Dark King Rising by Alledria Hurt
Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (anthology) Edited by Misty Massey
Badass and the Beast: 10 "Tails" of Kickass Heroines and the Beasts Who Love Them (Anthology)
Timebound, Time's Edge, and Time's Divide by Rysa Walker
Perishables and Tooth & Nail by Michael G. Williams
My plan is to read and review ALL OF THEM by the end of the year (Yeah, I have ambitions. We Shall See.) I hope I love every single book because I really liked all the authors and editors I met and I want to like them. Well, face it, I want to at least like every book I read -- who wants to waste hours with a book that doesn't work for you? It's like wearing shoes that don't fit -- it doesn't matter how good the shoes look, how well made or expensive they are, what outfit they match, or anything else. If your feet hurt, all you want is to get those shoes off.