Fresh October brings the pheasant, then to gather nuts is pleasant.

Posted On 1 November 2015

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My monthly round up – what I’ve read/plan to read, any events, etc:

Books read:

  1. Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
  2. An Apprentice to Elves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
  3. The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung
  4. A Soul for Trouble by Crista McHugh
  5. City of Burning Shadows by Barbara J Webb
  6. The Geomancer by Clay and Susan Griffith
  7. After Alice by Gregory Maguire
  8. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
  9. Made to Kill – review to follow
  10. Seven Forges – Review to Follow


None – my bad

Unfinished series completed:

None – also bad

Books Bought: (whoops – went a bit silly this month! More badness)

  1. Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
  2. Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
  3. Veil of the Deserters by Jeff Salyards
  4. Before They are Hanged by by Joe Abercrombie
  5. Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
  6. the House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
  7. NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
  8. White Lies by Zoe Markham (pre order)
  9. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Review Books:

  1. The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingstone
  2. Mind of the Phoenix by Jamie McLachlan
  3. The Silver Tide by Jen Williams
  4. Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
  5. The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack
  6. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M H Boroson
  7. Nelly Dean by Alison Case
  8. Chains of the Heretic by Jeff Salyard
  9. Grudging by Michelle Hauck

Cover Spotlight:  (I love both of these)

UK or US cover:?? (UK for me with this one – but only by a hair’s breadth – they’re both very similar really, I prefer the font on the UK cover.)


Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday).

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn 

Completed the readalong for Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey and started a readalong for Kushiel’s Avatar which is now in the fourth week and loving it.

Plus September saw the beginnings of a new blog called The Speculative Herald – I’m contributing a few reviews.  Check it out here.

On top of that I’ve had an author interview which is here and a ‘lovely blog award’.

12 Responses to “Fresh October brings the pheasant, then to gather nuts is pleasant.”

  1. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    The font on the UK cover is so much more appealing. And does this mean you are going to be starting, or have already started, the First Law trilogy?

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Seriously, what small fluffy animal do I need to sacrifice to which gods to finally bring Jen Williams’ series to the US? Looks like I need to get this one from The Book Depository next year to complete my set 🙂

  3. proxyfish

    Yay! Can’t wait for you to get stuck into the The First Law. Absolutely love, love, love. And I really need to get my hands on The Copper Promise!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you would adore Jen William’s series – it’s so good that I practically danced a jig when I was approved for a 3rd book. Really. In fact I would have danced a jig if they said it was necessary to have a copy!
      Lynn D

      • proxyfish

        I’ll definitely have to put her on the next shopping list!

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes. Do. Want to hear your thoughts too.

  4. jessicabookworm

    As always I am so impressed with how much you’ve read, reviewed and taken part in! I love the cover for The Silver Tide and I was tempted to request it but I controlled myself as I have too many galleys! I’m not sure I particularly like either the UK or US cover for Before They Are Hanged.

    Happy reading in November 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to a nice easy review month for December – I’m trying to not request anything because I have a lot of catching up to do.
      You too – happy reading.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    UK Cover. As usual. And I CANT WAIT to hear what you think of NOS4A2!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I have to of Joe Hill’s books now – plus seen him at a recent event – looking forward to getting to at least one of these in the next couple of months. I want to be able to say I’ve read one by the end of the year – plus if I read Horns it can go on the backburn list!
      Lynn 😀

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