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Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

PLEASE NOTE: I'm rarely active here anymore, but please feel free to follow me on Goodreads, where I post regularly.


These are the chronicles of a book addict, a photo junkie, and an aspiring author, rewriting the very fabric of reality one page (and one snapshot) at a time. From the strange to the unusual; the abandoned to the abnormal; the haunted to the historic; the supernatural to the surreal; the forests of dark fantasy, the cemeteries of gothic horror, and the post-apocalyptic ruins of science fiction are the landscapes of my imagination.

Currently reading

Deathstalker Rebellion: Being the Second Part of the Life and Times of Owen Deathstalker
Simon R. Green
Progress: 298/508 pages

From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

Pretty much back to normal this week with some reviews, our regular weekly features, and a pair of guest posts:



Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.


A solid week on the review front, with a new title landing on the doorstep or on my e-reader pretty much every day. 
  • Steve Alten's Vostok is for a tour next month (watch for my review and interview with the author)
  • The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu was an Goodreads win (releasing next month)
  • Jason Matthews' Palace of Treason is a follow-up to his debut spy thriller from a few years ago
  • Pulse by Robert Cook is a high-tech thriller that I'm really excited about (watch for my review and a guest posting coming up)
  • Jayde Ver Elst's Usu is an upcoming sci-fi humor novella
  • The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child is looking to be my first chance to review his solo work (I'm a huge fan of his collaborations with Douglas Preston).

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf.

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker
It all ends here, with the final confrontation between Pinhead and Harry, in a novel that promises to be an epic, visionary tale of good versus evil, set in Barker's erotically charged version of Hell.

• Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle
A geologist, buried secrets, desiccated and twisted skeletons, and a novel that's been described as Stephen King's The Gunslinger meets Breaking Bad.

What's topping your shelves this week?
Source: http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.ca/2015/03/from-shelf-to-page-this-week-in-ruins_21.html