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

March brings breezes sharp and shrill… a quick recap

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

Books read:

  1. The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
  2. Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell
  3. His own good sword by Amanda McCrina *SPFBO
  4. Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
  5. The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
  6. Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
  7. Black Heart by Holly Black (Backburn and Completed Series)
  8. The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  9. The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu (review to follow)


  1. Black Heart by Holly Black

Unfinished series completed:

  1. Black Heart by Holly Black

Books Bought:

  1. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  2. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  3. The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit
  4. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
  5. London’s Hidden Walks by Stephen Millar
  6. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  7. Grimm Mistresses – Stacey Turner

Review Books:

  1. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence – so excited for this one!!
  2. Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien De Castell
  3. The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari
  4. When we were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
  5. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  6. The Awesome by Eva Darrows
  7. The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  8. Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

Books Gifted:

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Spotlight:

US or UK cover:??


Self Published Fantasy Blog Off – details here.

Once Upon a Time event being hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings

  1. Black Heart by Holly Black

Readalong of Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead with Susan at Dab of Darkness. Now complete.  Readalong of book No.2 looking very likely – details to follow if you’re interested in joining in.

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!  This month I read Black Heart by Holly Black.

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday). Next week’s topic is: Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn (every Thursday). Next week’s topic is:


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