Happy Wednesday, you guys! I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, so I thought I would pop in and show you a few of the books off my current wishlist.
Before we get going, I need to specify something very important. This post isn’t to try to get you guys to buy me stuff! It is to just show you books I am really wanting right now.
Why on Wednesday? Well, I’ve seen a lot of book posts like “Waiting on Wednesday” “Wanting Wednesday” etc. so I thought “SURE! WHY NOT!” These posts are a great way for me to get to chatter about the books that are coming out soon, or that I want but dont have!
So here you have it. A few of the books I am MOST wanting RIGHT NOW. As you can see, my interests are kind of all over the place: Horror, Non-Fiction, and Kidlit. lol
My Book Wishlist At a Glance
Based on my current wishlist, here are some of the book Amazon is recommending. What do you think?
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016 Edition by Paula Guran
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Macabre meetings, sinister excursions, and deadly relationships; uncanny encounters; a classic ghost story featuring an American god; a historical murderer revived in a frightening new iteration; innovative Lovecraftian turns; shadowy fairy tales and weird myths; strange children, the unexpected, the supernatural, the surreal, and the all-too real . . . tales of the dark. Such stories have always fascinated us, and modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us.
Chosen from a wide variety of venues, these stories are as eclectic and varied as shadows.
This volume of 2015’s best dark fantasy and horror offers more than five hundred pages of tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique―sure to delight as well as disturb.
Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1 by Randy Chandler
Release Date: 2016-06-01
“Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, the 19 stories in this new best-of annual anthology feature episodes of graphic gore and violence—including torture, dismemberment, self-mutilation, and home abortion—that are designed to push buttons as well as boundaries…strictly for hardcore horror fans.”—Publishers Weekly Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can’t “unread” (as Chuck Palahniuk says). We staked out our territory and nailed this to the wall to guide us: YEAR’S BEST HARDEST HORROR Not your mama’s best-of horror annual. This stuff comes from the edge of the abyss, stories you read at your own risk because you feel the abyss looking right back into you through the tainted lens of each twisted tale. Some of the stories you’ll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect. Some of these quieter tales offer the reader some time to recover from the more disturbing ones preceding. Most of the stories collected here are from small and specialty press anthologies, with a few from periodicals, like the prestigious Splatterpunk Zine in the UK and Thuglit here in the US. Bizarro is also represented with a couple of tales from the unlikely anthology Blood For You: A Literary Tribute To GG Allin from Weirdpunk Books. (If you’re not familiar with the late GG Allin, you can find snippets from some of his outrageous and obscene punk shows online, which will increase your appreciation of those two tales.) So for now, forget about that neighbor you suspect is a serial killer, don’t worry about the drunk driver that could take you out on your next trip to the store, push those troubling news stories to the back of your mind and immerse yourself in the imaginary horrors at hand. But don’t be surprised if you sense something dark staring back at you from between the lines. That is to be expected when you enter these forbidding realms. With any luck, you may find something useful to help you survive the approaching Apocalypse.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction: The Year That Was
- “Worth the Having” by Michael Paul Gonzalez
- “Awakening” by Jeff Strand
- “Readings Off The Charts” by Adam Cesare
- “Reborn” by The Behrg
- “What’s Worst” by David James Keaton
- “Dead End” by Kristopher Triana
- “What You Wish For” by Lilith Morgan
- “King Shits” by Charles Austin Muir
- “Cleanup On Aisle 3” by Adam Howe
- “Bath Salt Fetus” by Jorge Palacios
- “Bored With Brutality” by MP Johnson
- “Exposed” by Monica J. O’Rourke
- “Eleanor” by Jason Parent
- “The Scavengers” by Tony Knighton
- “The Most Important Miracle” by Scott Emerson
- “Hungry For Control” by Clare de Lune
- “Clarissa” by Robert Essig & Jack Bantry
- “Where The Sun Don’t Shine” by Pete Kahle
- “Blackbird Lullaby” by George Cotronis
Release Date: 2016-06-07
A town is held hostage by an unholy bargain made by some of the inhabitants; a party game on Halloween brings back memories better left forgotten; one misstep changes the balance of survival during the apocalypse; a group of seemingly typical travelers are stranded in an airport; a widower’s holiday in a seaside town becomes a nightmare . . .The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in short fiction horror. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Stephen Graham Jones, Carmen Maria Machado, and more.For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the eighth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night.
Table of Contents:
- Summation 2015 – Ellen Datlow
- We Are All Monsters Here – Kelley Armstrong
- Universal Horror – Stephen Graham Jones
- Slaughtered Lamb – Tom Johnstone
- In a Cavern, In a Canyon – Laird Barron
- Between the Pilings – Steve Rasnic Tem
- Snow – Dale Bailey
- Indian Giver – Ray Cluley
- My Boy Builds Coffins – Gary McMahon
- The Woman in the Hill – Tamsyn Muir
- Underground Economy – John Langan
- The Rooms Are High – Reggie Oliver
- All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck – Kate Jonez
- Lord of the Sand – Stephen Bacon
- Wilderness – Letitia Trent
- Fabulous Beasts – Priya Sharma
- Descent – Carmen Maria Machado
- Hippocampus – Adam Nevill
- Black Dog – Neil Gaiman
- The 21st Century Shadow – Stephanie M. Wytovich
- This Stagnant Breath of Change – Brian Hodge
Release Date: 2011
The Copyeditor’s Handbook is a lively, practical manual for newcomers to publishing and for experienced editors who want to fine-tune their skills or broaden their understanding of the craft. This book may be used for self-instruction or as a textbook in copyediting classes. The exercises are accompanied by answer keys and detailed line-by-line explanations.The third edition features• Updates reflecting the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and the most current editions of other major style manuals.• Additional updates to register technology-driven changes in onscreen editing procedures and typecoding.• A revised chapter on resources for editors.• Expanded bibliography and glossary.
Release Date: 2010-08-01
While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book—including a return to the Manual’s popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters. With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago’s staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with words—no matter what the delivery medium—this is the one reference you simply must have.
Substance & Style: Instruction and Practice in Copyediting by Mary Stoughton
Release Date: 1996-04
Book by Stoughton, Mary
Stoughton not only demonstrates the “how” aspect of good editing but answers the questions “why” these rules apply. This book inspires, clarifies, nurtures and teaches, painlessly. It provides mental tools that are easy — and dare I say it? — fun to use to improve your writing and editing.
Release Date: 2010-09-01
A deluxe Boxcar bookcase that contains 12 titles – The Boxcar Children® Mysteries #1 through #12. Also included are Boxcar activities, poster, and accordion bookmark with title checklist. The bookcase can expand to hold up to 32 books.
The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection by Trenton Lee Stewart
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Catch up on the adventures of the Mysterious Benedict Society with The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Collection. This paperback boxed set includes the four adventures in the New York Times bestselling series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, these wildly inventive journeys are sure to delight.
Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Package includes the following paperbacks in the FABLEHAVEN series: FABLEHAVEN RISE OF THE EVENING STAR GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE SECRETS OF THE DRAGON SANCTUARY KEYS TO THE DEMON PRISON
On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association by Horror Writers Association
Release Date: 2006-11-18
The masters of horror have united to teach you the secrets of success in the scariest genre of all!In On Writing Horror, Second Edition, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack Ketchum, and many others tell you everything you need to know to successfully write and publish horror novels and short stories.Edited by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature, On Writing Horror includes exclusive information and guidance from 58 of the biggest names in horror writing to give you the inspiration you need to start scaring and exciting readers and editors. You’ll discover comprehensive instruction such as:The art of crafting visceral violence, from Jack KetchumWhy horror classics like Dracula, The Exorcist, and Hell House are as scary as ever, from Robert Weinberg Tips for avoiding one of the biggest death knells in horror writing—predicable clichés—from Ramsey CampbellHow to use character and setting to stretch the limits of credibility, from Mort Castle With On Writing Horror, you can unlock the mystery surrounding classic horror traditions, revel in the art and craft of writing horror, and find out exactly where the genre is going next. Learn from the best, and you could be the next best-selling author keeping readers up all night long.
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo Del Toro
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.
Release Date: 2016-10-19
The most trusted guide to the world of children’s publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2017 is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 29th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you’ll find more than 500 listings for children’s books markets (publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more), including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. CWIM also features:Interviews with accomplished authors and illustrators, such as Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park), Judy Schachner (the Skippyjon Jones series), and more.Valuable advice from debut authors and illustrators who explain their personal paths to success and publication.Informative articles on how to be your own agent, craft a great query letter, avoid picture book pitfalls, discover new online publishing opportunities, and much more.A one-year subscription to the children’s publishing content on WritersMarket.comIncludes exclusive access to the new webinar “Breaking Into Kidlit: Tips for Writing Picture Books, Middle-Grade, and Young Adult” by agent Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency.
Release Date: 2016-08-31
The most trusted guide to getting published!Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition 2017 includes everything you expect in a regular copy of Writer’s Market, PLUS a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. With it, you’ll gain instant access to more than 7,500 listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, and more–with daily updates. Beyond the listings, you’ll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips for a great conference experience, and insight into developing an effective author brand. Plus, you’ll learn how to write and curate content to grow your audience, connect with book clubs, and make promotions and publicity work for you. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index, too! You also gain access to:List of professional writing organizations.Sample query letters.A free digital download of Writer’s Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16.Includes exclusive access to the webinar “7 Principles of Freelance Writing Success” from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer’s Market.
So that’s the books I am MOST wanting right now.
How bout you?