Weekly Wrap Up : 18/02/18

Posted On 18 February 2018

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Hi everyone.   Hope you’ve had a good week.  The weather here has been a bit naff the past week so curling up with a book seems to have been the order of the day.  Still a bit behind with reviews but I’m trying to catch up – of course it’s a vicious circle – as soon as I review something I read something else, so one step forward one step back.  Still, it’s not the worst problem to have now is it. 😀  So, I managed to read four books but that’s literally because I couldn’t put the RJ Barker books down.  Read them.

Books read:

  1. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
  2. Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson
  3. Age of Assassins by R J Barker – which I loved
  4. Blood of Assassins by R J Barker – which I loved even more (how is this possible)

Next Week’s Reads:

  1. Semiosis by Sue Burke
  2. Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hockig
  3. Planetfall by Emma Newman

Upcoming reviews:

  1. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  2. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
  3. Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman
  4. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  5. Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift
  6. Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathan S Pembroke
  7. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
  8. Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson
  9. Age of Assassins by R J Barker
  10. Blood of Assassins by R J Barker

I’d love to know what you’re reading this week.

23 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up : 18/02/18”

  1. jessicabookworm

    Good luck catching up with your reviews! This week, I finished reading Christian non-fiction The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel (for my church’s book club) and I am now about half way through The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King by Michael R. Miller. Happy reading! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, I keep writing the reviews but then I keep reading the books. Catch 22. Happy reading Jessica.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I hope to start Semiosis this week as well. I wish I had time to read 4 books a week! I need to add the RJ Barker books since you obviously loved them😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I put that increase in reading down to really bad weather and 2 fantastic books that I couldn’t leave alone.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It’s not surprising that you loved “Blood of Assassins” even more than its predecessor, because it is an even better book: despite the increased grimness and the overall darkness, I was fascinated by it – and can’t wait for your review of both! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Such a good series – where has RJBarker popped up from! Such an outstanding debut and then to follow up with a book that is even better. Wow, just wow.
      Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    I haven’t come across the R.J. Barker books, but they sound great:). I am looking forward to hearing what you think of Planetfall…

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Barker books were great – I thoroughly enjoyed them and can’t recommend them enough.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I’ll make a note of the name! Thank you, Lynn:)

      • @lynnsbooks

        Always happiest when toppling someone’s tbr
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee


  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I am SO excited to hear you that loved the second Assassins book even more than the first! I can’t wait to get to it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      it was brilliant. The character development, the flaws – just so good. I was gripped, tense, knuckles white. I can’t wait for No.3
      Lynn 😀

  6. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Hope you enjoyed Envy of Angels. I’m excited, yet sad, to read the last book in that series soon. I also can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Between the Blade and the Heart. Hope you have an awesome week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did enjoy it and still need to read 2 and 3 – which I bought immediately afterwards. Time!
      Lynn 😀

  7. proxyfish

    The Barker books sound amazing!!! 😀 I’m still impressed every week by how much you manage to read and review! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to get on top of my reviews – absolutely ridiculous. But, I don’t always manage to read this many – I think I was conscious of how many review books I seemed to have acquired for February and that and a combination of bad weather (therefore no socialising) just pressed me into more reading Of course more reading = less blogging so I’m always behind in one respect or another. Can’t win.
      Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        Haha I know that feeling! I’m on a perpetual catch up!!!!

      • @lynnsbooks

        It’s inevitable really. I just need to sit down and write and schedule a whole bunch of reviews – but then I can’t do them all at once because I get fed up and rush them or they would all end up sounding very similar.
        Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        Me: I will sit down and write reviews. I will! *sits down and falls asleep* 😀

      • @lynnsbooks

        I never used to be behind with reviews and I’m sure I used to read more books – I just used to write them immediately. I hope having a backlog.
        Lynn 😀

      • proxyfish

        That’s the dream! 😀

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