So, what’s new..

Posted On 1 February 2014

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Okay.  Put bluntly, January has been a bit of a sluggish and slow month.  Work very busy.  Temporarily lost my reading mojo and got behind with reviews!  But, things are looking up.  A lot.

Firstly, I’m still taking part in a massive readalong of Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings with a whole bunch of lovely bloggers.  Such a good book.  Not to mention a giveaway!!!!  The details of the readalong are here on Dab of Darkness and the details of the giveaway are here at On Starships and dragonwings- check it out!  No pushing and shoving there are a few copies up for grabs!

Secondly, I’m taking part in a book blogging tour, slavishly put together by Andrea at Little Red Reviewer for the Book of Apex 4, edited by Lynne M Thomas.  Yes, there’s a banner and it’s absolutely gorgeous:

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I’ll be reviewing a few of the stories, and there are a good few to choose from from a whole range of authors, plus Alex Bledsoe (author of the Eddie LaCrosse/Tufa and Rudolfo Zginski novels) will be stopping over with a guest topic piece and later in the month an interview.  I’m so excited I could burst!  I’ll try and contain it though because that could be awkward.

On top of that, this month I’ve read the following:

  1. The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
  2. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  3. Wake by Anna Hope
  4. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
  5. Light by Michael Grant
  6. The Sword Edged Blond by Alex Bledsoe
  7. All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry

So, all very exciting and more details to follow soon!

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5 Responses to “So, what’s new..”

  1. acuriousgal

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Grace

    I’ve been in a slump this month too. I’m getting a lot done, but it’s starting to feel more like work than fun, and I think I need to cut back on blog tours and do more unscheduled reading and reviewing.

    Very excited for the Book of Apex blog tour. I’ll be participating in it as well. 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head with the ‘starting to feel more like work than fun’ element. I’ve got behind with my reviews of the books that I’ve read – which really annoys me and makes it feel like homework! I need to either agree with myself to write a whole bunch of reviews and just post them quickly so that I catch up or write some of them off and decide not to review them so that I don’t feel that I’m lagging behind!
      The Book of Apex was great. I didn’t like all of the stories equally but I think it would be unusual with such a collection to do so – but some of them I loved and some of them had me thinking about them for days after!
      Lynn 😀

      • Grace

        I just want an afternoon to play catch-up on review writing, then I can schedule them sporadically over the next two months and not have to stress about writing reviews in a timely manner for a while. Sometimes I also do mini-reviews if I get too far behind, but I don’t think I’m there *quite* yet.

        I’ve read a few stories in The Book of Apex, but not the whole thing yet. I’m enjoying the ones I’ve read thus far.

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