And in other news…

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Hope you’re all making a great start to 2018.  I thought I’d do a quick post rounding up a few interesting blogging items that you all might like to see.

Firstly a new blog that you should take a look at –  The Fantasy Hive – a great collaboration of people with lots of interesting ideas – plus lets face it you can’t have too many people to discuss SFF with.  They’ve got off to a great start already.  If you enjoy taking part in Tough Travelling then please note this monthly meme has moved to The Fantasy Hive.  This month’s topic is elves and if you want to hook up the link is here.  You have the whole month to come up with your favourite elves.

Also, the FH have set up a monthly book club – the details are here.  I love the idea of this and I’m definitely joining in with this month’s book (The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan) as I already own a copy.  I think this will give me the extra motivation to read some of the books I’ve already bought and are currently stacked up on Mount TBR.  Check out the above link for upcoming months  and their book titles.

Which cover do you like best??  I’m going for the dark, moody version although clearly both are very good – because DRAGONS:

The New Year brings with it Vintage Sci Fi.  Established by the Little Red Reviewer a few years ago this is a great event that encourages us all to read and discuss older science fiction.  More information can be found here if you want to hook up and also for Twitter followers check out this and this .  Plus, Red Star Reviews are hosting a Dune readalong – details here.   Coincidentally, and if you love Sci Fi,  Vintage Sci Fi also runs at the same time as Stainless Steel Droppings Sci Fi Experience – the link is here if you want to take a look.  Neither of these are challenges – they’re very easy going, stress free, events and they have a cross over appeal – if you read a sci fi book that is vintage you can also post it for the Sci Fi Experience – voila.

The Bibliosanctum have posted an excellent piece with some upcoming 2018 book releases for the first few months.  Here is the link.  I’m very lazy and love it when people put together nice convenient lists – but beware: this post should come with a TBR health warning.

A link here to a readalong that’s due to start – Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7 by James S A Corey) – this is another sci fi book (so obvs if you join in you could post your review to the Sci Fi Experience!).  I wish I could take part in this because I love readalongs but I have yet to start this series and as this is no.7…….  If you’re uptodate then I would definitely encourage you to join in.  These are always great fun.

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The SPFBO (Self Published Fantasy Blog Off) is into the final stage and all 10 finalists are  now selected – the books are here.  I’ll be posting about my next books very shortly.

Finally, here’s my favourite books from 2017 – if you want to link up then drop me your url and I’ll make a list.

TTFN

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23 Responses to “And in other news…”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Thank you so much for spotlighting The Fantasy Hive! You’re right: we need as many places as we can get where we can discuss our favorite genres 🙂
    I’ve taken a quick peek and already saw several interesting articles. Great!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, and I really like the idea of the book club.
      Lynn 😀

    • Laura M Hughes

      I’m really glad you like the Hive, Maddalena! And thanks for giving us a shout out, Lynn. ❤

      • @lynnsbooks

        No problem. Happy to spread the word.
        Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ooh, the readalong group is about to start Persepolis Rising? Wow, they powered through the first six books quick!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I would have liked to have joined in because I do enjoy those readalongs but I’m very much behind.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    Gosh, so many events going on! 🙂 That’s good stuff. I like the golden cover with the dragon; it’s very fetching. 😉

  4. sjhigbee

    I love the sound of The Fantasy Hive – many thanks for spreading the word, Lynn:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      You’re welcome. They’ve posed some really good reviews and the like already and I love the book club idea.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ve nicked across and had a look – I agree, it’s a really good site:)

  5. imyril

    Great round-up – it’s a busy start to the year all round! I need to get started on Persepolis Rising… But it never takes me long to tear through the Expanse books – they’re easy reading and so gripping 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I think I mentioned before that I’m sad I missed the readalongs. I’ll just have to wait and see what comes up next and join in then. I will eventually catch up with this series.
      Lynn 😀

      • imyril

        We need to start plotting what will follow!

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    Oooh, The Fantasy Hive sounds very cool! I’ll definitely be checking that out soon. 🙂

    • Laura M Hughes

      I really hope you like it, Danya! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – I really like the idea of the book club – might help with my tbr.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Jennifer | Book Den

    I’ve seen your tweets for The Fantasy Hive. It looks like they are doing great things! I’m going to keep my eye on their book club. It will be a great way for me to find the fantasy books I’ve missed out on.

    • Laura M Hughes

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying the Hive already, Jennifer! And yes, the team selected books that a lot of us own but have never read. It’s sort of a means of tackling our backlists in a fun way, while also bringing good books to the attention of others. Everybody wins!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, the book club has pulled me in with it’s promise of attacking my tbr.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Weekly Wrap Up : 07/01/18 | Books and travelling with Lynn

    […] Wyndham (as part of both Vintage Sci Fi and the Sci Fi Experience links to details can be found in this post).  These books are going to be chilled reads that I aim to complete by the end of the […]

  9. Wendleberry

    Why am I not more involved with the vintage sci-fi stuff? I have stacks of vintage sci-fi to read, but am often aware that not enough people will give two hoots about my reviews of them 😦

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, you should join in – it lasts all month – and I would be interested for sure. In fairness, I will probably only read The Chrysalids but I’m really looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

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