Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights an upcoming book release that we are eagerly anticipating.
This is my first Waiting On Wednesday and my first pick is going to be Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales by Tamora Pierce. This is a collection of short stories about some old and some new characters set in the worlds she has has created in her other books. It is published on the 22nd of Frebruary 2011.
Let me explain. Tamora Pierce is one of my all time favourite authors and on a good day I would almost say she is my absolute favourite author. I have several copies of all her books and read them at least once a year. I was lucky enough to start reading her books when she had several completed series already out, namely her Song of the Lioness quartet and her Immortals quartet. But now as I have gotten older I have to wait a verrrrrrrry long time for her novels to be published. Seeing as I find the waiting excruciating (which is strange because in every other area except book releases I have more than enough patience) I have made myself wait until her latest series, Terrier, Bloodhound and Mastiff, have all been published before I read them. Mastiff has yet to be published. Now if you knew me you would know this is amazing self control, but I am afraid the long wait is really taking it's toll on me and my patience is wearing very thin. I have hidden Terrier and Bloodhound in my stacks somewhere and have made myself forget their location and I check all the time to see if Mastiff is up on amazon yet. (Just checked and nothing.) The Tamora Pierce website has a release date of November 2011 but the release date of Bloodhound was pushed back so I am not that hopeful.
The release of this short story collection however is a slight reprieve until Mastiff is released and might just tide me over without me hunting down Terrier and Bloodhound and devouring them.
So there you have it my first Waiting On Wednesday post. And yes I am as crazy as this post makes me seem.
That's all for now.