Sunday Summary

My week in books:

I can’t say I’ve had an excessive reading month so far – but there’s still time!!!

Read so far:

  1. Golden Son by Pierce Brown, No.2 in the series and so bloody good. Review of Red Rising here.
  2. The Ship  by Antonia Honeywell – an intriguing idea
  3. Shadow Study by Maria Snyder – I do so enjoy these books and this is no exception.
  4. The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams – this author is just so good – I can’t recommend The Copper Promise and Iron Ghost enough
  5. Canary by Duane Swierczynski – review to follow

E-books received:

  1. The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu – I’ve bought the first two and now I’m going to have a mammoth trilogy readalong by myself!
  2. The Unremembered by Peter Orullian – this looked very intriguing so we’ll see.
  3. Voyage of the Basilisk by M L Brennan – so happy to receive this book that I danced a little jig!
  4. Daughters of Shadow and Blood – by J Matthew Saunders – intrigued by the mention of Dracula!

Books bought:

  1. Red Delicious by Kathleen Tierney – loved the first (Blood Oranges) and so very excited to read this.
  2. The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher – I’ve just really liked the look of this for some time and then I also saw an excellent review from Not Yet Read here.
  3. Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells – the first of these books I received from one of my blogger buddies (thank you Andrea) and very much enjoyed

Also, signed up to participate in the bloggers love-a-thon over at Alexa Loves Books.  As it happens this was a weekend event and I was totally abysmal due to things outside of my control.  But, better late than never!  My idea for a love-a-thon is to give lots of kudos to some of the amazing blogs out there that you should check out – here are a few that you might want to check out:

Wondrous Read, Stainless Steel Droppings, Little Red Reviewer, Dab of Darkness, Over the Effing Rainbow, Coffee, cookies and chilli peppers, Dark Cargo, Tethyan Books, The Bookworm Chronicles Genkinahito, Sleepless Musings of a well groomed, mustached man, Fantasy Review Barn, Tenacious Reader, Bibliosanctum, Not Yet Read, Bayou Quilts, Books Bones Buffy, Nashville Bookworm, Little Lion Lynnets, Woven Magic, Fine Print, Of Dragons and Hearts, SF Signal, Fantasy Faction, Drunken Dragon Reviews, Bookwraiths, Beauty in Ruins, Violin in a Void, Two Dudes in an Attic, Tales of the Marvelous, Lipsyy Lost and Found, The Earthian Hivemind, Bride of the Book God; Postcards from Asia, Marvel at Words, Books Without Any Pictures

Okay, – this list could go on and on and on but I’ve just simply run out of time!!  If I’ve missed you off then a thousand apologies please believe me – it wasn’t intentional!!!  I’ll keep adding onto this…

Also, having a readalong with the amazing Dab of Darkness of Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead.  Due to start March.

22 Responses to “Sunday Summary”

  1. Genki Jason

    Ah, February, time of love! Thanks for the link (just don’t mention I haven’t reviewed a book in over a year)! I do have a series of manga reviews coming up, though 😉

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha – you do love books though! And anyway, this is more my love of blogs not necessarily all about books so yours fits right in. OMG though – what an impossible task – I’ve probably missed loads of people off!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Wendleberry

    Aww, thank you ♥

  3. Tammy

    Thanks for the mention, Lynn! I’ve heard really good things about The Oversight too, oh probably from Tabitha! I really enjoyed Blood Oranges but I haven’t read Red Delicious yet. Enjoy all your books!

  4. brideofthebookgod

    Got my copies of Jen Williams’ books at an event in Waterstones Kingston last night (along with Den Patrick’s books too) Signed and everything, looking forward to reading them. And thank you very much for the big mentions, that was a lovely thing to do 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      ahh, well it was a love-a-thon – and I do love book bloggers. The worst part about doing this post is that I know I’ve missed people out – I’ll have to keep adding methinks! It’s difficult to remember everyone isn’t it!
      Lynn 😀
      I hope you love Jen Williams and Den Patricks.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    *fist pump* Voyage of the Basilisk! Grats, I know you were really looking forward to that one! I’m going to start it soon as well and I can’t wait. I’ll probably have to put in a preorder for the hardcover too, because I’d like to see those gorgeous illustrations in all their glory.

    Is The Iron Ghost out yet? I’m going to have to hit up Book Depository.

    • lynnsbooks

      I was really chuffed to get Basilisk! Looking forward to reading it soon. Yeah – agreed, I’d like that full set of books sitting on my shelves – they’re so lovely. I think the Iron Ghost is due out any time – sure it’s the 26th Feb.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Nathan

    I would like to read the Snyder series now. Proof that bloggers are good at pushing books.

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha – book pushers! I hope you like it – it is definitely YA so be aware of that before you pick it up though – some people are a little harder on YA whereas I might not like all of it but I do still enjoy reading it – I just want to have some detail.
      Lynn 😀

  7. romeorites

    So many great books on your list there. And I cant wait to read The Rebirths of Tao. The Peter Orullian one looks a bit cosmic too.

    • lynnsbooks

      I’m going to read all three (hopefully) or maybe I’m just dreaming! I did so like the cover for the Orullian book – it completely sucked me in!
      Lynn 😀

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  9. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I just received a copy of Shadow Study and am looking forward to it, glad to hear you enjoyed it! And I really need to read Copper Promise! I don’t think I’ve seen a negative comment about it yet! I’ve also just read both Dirty Magic and Cursed Moon (just need to write reviews) And yay! for including me on your list!! 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      The Jen Williams books are awesome. I’m looking forward to Cursed Moon – I hadn’t realise how far behind I was with that series – they’re all out fairly quick!! Catching up as usual.
      Lynn 😀

  10. tethyanbooks

    Thanks for the link! 🙂 I’ve never read the Tierney series, but it looks interesting!

    • lynnsbooks

      I really liked the first one and I’ve got No.2 now waiting.
      Lynn 😀

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