Peter V. Brett is one of my favourite authors and he is coming to Australia. During his visit in Oz he’ll be signing books so I decided to buy a book just for him to sign.
I was hoping against hope that I’d be able to get a copy of The Great Bazaar and Other Stories because like an idiot I didn’t pre-order it before it was available (I also would just love that cover as a poster). It’s still possible to get copies, but there’s no way I’m getting it at the price I’ve found it. I was very tempted though, but it’s just too much.
I have an ARC of The Painted Man and a trade paperback of The Desert Spear. I was unsure if I wanted him to sign my Painted Man copy or should I get a new one. I have a few signed books and they’re all in mint condition so I thought I should keep that trend up. I went to go find a hardback of The Painted Man – not happening – then I thought why not get a copy of the U.S. one (The Warded Man)? I’m starting to think maybe I should have done that now because I ended up getting a small paperback of The Painted Man and I don’t really like it. I could get a hard back of The Desert Spear, but I don’t really see the point of that when I already have The Desert Spear (it’s different with The Painted Man because one is an ARC and one isn’t). I also can only get a Hardback, with enough time to spare to post it to my friend (because unfortunately I can’t get there, oh the glories of being housebound and yay for having a friend who is a Galaxy addict!), for $45. Do I want to spend $45? I think I might…
I got my copy from The Book Depository and they sent me a cute little book mark with it. Thanks BD!
Don’t get me wrong, I still love the art work, but I really don’t like that colour. It doesn’t look that bad in a photograph, but it’s more on the orange side. Kind of an orange that makes me feel a little ill… Here’s my other copy with it.
And here’s a close view of the bookmark if you want to check that one out. I think it may be my very new favourite.
Now if you’ve made it to the bottom here and are waiting patiently for the details on the Peter V. Brett signing then thanks for being so patient and here they are.
Where: Galaxy Bookstore
143 York Street, Sydney
When: Wednesday, September 8 at 5:30pm
And if you’d like to see what else he has planned via his travels check out his post on Peephole In My Skull.