Booking Ahead/Weekly-Monthly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week:

This week was a bit poop.  My internet is absolutely pants so whilst I’ve managed to post things to the blog this has been achieved by using my mobile data.  Consequently I haven’t been blog hopping because this would just wipe me out.  Hopefully an engineer is paying a visit in the next few days so normal service may be resumed (fingers crossed).  I have posted four reviews this week though so all good on that front, I completed my second batch of SPFBO books and also read Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce.  My buddy reads were a disaster this month (apologies to my lovely blogger buddies – I will do better this month).

Continue with Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley (which unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to pick up this last week) and also pick up Mrs Rochester’s Ghost by Lindsay Marcott or Paper and Blood by Kevin Hearne.  I will also be posting about my next four SPFBO reads.

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce

Books read during July:

  1. Meet Me In Another Life by Catriona Silvey
  2. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  3. The Past is Red by by Catherynne M Valente
  4. The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  5. Come With Me by Ronald Malfi
  6. Stone Magus by Stephanie C Marks
  7. Book of Secrets by Claudia Blood
  8. Berserker by Dimitrios Gkirgkiris
  9. Dragonbirth by Raina Nightingale
  10. Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce – rtf

Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week:

I managed to read a little bit more this week plus together with posting three book reviews so I did catch up a little.  I’ve failed miserably with my buddy reads this month so I need to press on with those but at the moment I’m focusing on my SPFBO reads.  I’m still reading Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley.  To be honest I’m loving this one but just taking my time.  Definitely a book to be savoured.  I went off plan a little and read Come With Me by Ronald Malfi which was absolutely excellent.  I also read two of my SPFBO books – I completed Stone Magus by Stephanie C Marks and also picked up and finished Book of Secrets by Claudia Blood.

Continue with Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley plus finish my final SPFBO read for this month. 

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. Come With Me by Ronald Malfi
  3. Stone Magus by Stephanie C Marks
  4. Book of Secrets by Claudia Blood

Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week:

So, this week was a bit slow for me.  I was feeling a bit miserable for one reason or another.  Consequently all my reading and blogging took a bit of a back seat.  I managed to pick up and complete The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi which is a closed room murder mystery set up in a remote retreat isolated further by stormy weather.  I enjoyed it – it certainly had plenty of atmosphere.  I’ve also picked up the second book from this month’s SPFBO batch which I’m about 50% into.  All told, slow week aside, I think this month I should be able to complete all my review books and my four SPFBO books *fingers crossed*.

I’m aiming to complete Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley and pick up The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry.  I won’t make more ambitious plans for now:

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey
  2. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente
  3. Berserker by Dimitrios Gkirgkiris
  4. The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week:

Haha – this week I had the sudden lightbulb moment that no matter how much I try to forge ahead I will always be chasing my tail (just to be clear – I don’t have a tail!).  So, I just need to chill I think and come to terms with the fact that I will always have four or five books waiting to be reviewed – and in fact, that’s a good thing in some respects because I’ll always have content so, yay.  This week I’ve read two books – the first SPFBO book from batch 2 and I went off plan a little (but still chose a review book) – Meet Me In Another Life by Catriona Silvey. I’m still slowly making my way through Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley which really is a book to savour – it makes me happy reading this book because it’s so good.

I’m aiming to read The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry and  The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi.  I need to get back on track with my buddy reads too as I’ve been a little lacking in both of those recently.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd
  2. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  3. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  3. The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente
  4. Berserker by Dimitrios Gkirgkiris
  5. Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey

Booking Ahead/Weekly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last week:

I had a busy week, the weather was good, I did a bit of socialising, some gardening, some experimental cooking and went a little off plan with my reading – but not totally.  I managed a couple of reviews (not as many as I’d liked) but I also posted my first update post for SPFBO shortly followed by my next batch of books.  This week I completed The Final Girl’s Support Group by Grady Hendrix – which was great – I went off schedule a little and read The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente which is thought provoking, emotional, beautiful, hopeful and dreadful at the same time.  I’m also reading The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley, I’m taking my time a little with this one because it’s so good I just don’t want to rush it, I want to savour the writing, the world and the characters.

Complete the Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley.   Next I’m aiming to read The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry and maybe The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi (although She Who Became the Sun is calling to me as well at the moment so we’ll see.  I’ll be picking up the fourth Discworld soon and also continuing with First Law which I’m loving..

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. One of Us by ML Roberts
  2. Hyde by Craig Russell

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  2. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
  3. The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd
  4. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
  5. The Final Girl’s Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  6. The Past is Red by Catherynne M Valente
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