Weekly wrap up 22/1/17

So, another Sunday where I look back over the past week with a weekly wrap up post.  I went to see LaLa Land last week – and I loved it – I would go and see it again without hesitation.  It has a lovely old style musical charm to it, is beautifully shot and for a modern day film there is no swearing sex or violence – it doesn’t always feel easy to find a film like that these days and it was a lovely refreshing change!

Reading wise I finished a couple of my books and started the third one.  I read the third instalment of Chimes at Midnight which I’m loving.  I have three reviews to catch up with at this point.

Last week’s reads:

Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder.  Fans of this series, I think, will love the way this concludes.  A definite 4* end to series I thought.  Review to follow shortly.

Department Zero – a crazy story with plenty of non-stop action.  The start scared the bejesus out out of me with the spiders!  Feels like Lovecraft meets the Men in Black.  Highly entertaining.  Review to follow shortly.

Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh – I’ve just started this one.  The start was very curious indeed and really drew me in – I have that certain feeling – the one you have when you really feel like you’re going to enjoy a book!

Next week I’m hoping to complete:

  1. The Grey Bastards, which is my SPFBO book – this is receiving some very favourable reviews and I’m really looking forward to picking it up.
  2. The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer – urban fantasy and evil Wickers – how could I resist??  Sounds amazing.

I also need to complete Rosewater – which I made a good start on at about 30% and am looking forward to getting back to.


And, finally, my cover compare this week:

I can see the reasoning for the grey cover with the stylised dragon on it but it isn’t as colourfully dramatic as the first.  My choice this week:


Which is your favourite – and what are you currently reading?

Weekly wrap up 15/1/17


17 Responses to “Weekly wrap up 22/1/17”

  1. Cathy746books

    I really want to see La La Land!

  2. Tammy

    Oh yes! I loved La La Land too. I’ve been singing the songs since I saw it a few weeks ago. I’m dying to see it again, and I’m so happy it won so many Golden Globe awards.

    Glad you enjoyed Department Zero, I look forward to your review!

  3. sjhigbee

    I’ve heard lots of good things about La La Land – hopefully we’ll get to see it soon, too:). I haven’t read Dawn Study, yet – in fact I’ve rather fallen behind on that particular series – perhaps when I’ve caught up with my NetGalley reads it’s one I can catch up on. Have a good week, Lynn:)

  4. Nathan

    I finally read Poison Study this fall after everyone in the world raved about the series. And I feel like I am the only one who hasn’t read Deparment Zero at this point.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – Poison Study is a book that I found purely by accident tbh and long before I started blogging. Department Zero was very entertaining and action packed. Probably Lovecraft fans will get a lot more out of it than I did but it was still good.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Looks like I’ve got some SPFBO catching up to do too 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m one book behind to be honest. But I’m hoping to catch up soon.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Happy reading this week 🙂

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The “lovely old style musical charm” you described for LaLaLand is quite encouraging: it still has to premiere in my part of the world, but I’m more than looking forward to it! 🙂

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’m currently reading With Blood Upon the Sand and The Bear and the Nightingale 🙂 Happy reading! Glad you enjoyed Dawn Study

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m starting the Beaulieu soon! The Grey Bastards and then Blood Upon the Sand – I can’t wait.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    I’m so behind on Maria V. Snyder’s books, I really need to catch up on the continuation of the Poison Study books. Right now I’m reading The Turn by Kim Harrison…it’s one of those books where you can’t decide if you love it or hate it, LOL.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hah, look forward to your thoughts on The Turn – I have a copy of that one.
      Lynn 😀

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