Weekly Wrap Up : 23rd June 2019

Posted On 23 June 2019

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Another week just flew by didn’t it.  I’m not sure why everything is rushing past me at breakneck speed at the moment but there it is.  I can barely remember what we’ve been up to so I’ll move swiftly on.  SPFBO5 is very nearly underway – starts at the beginning of July and I’ll be posting about how I plan to handle things this time around – I’ve already posted my covers in preparation for the cover contest and just need to select my three favourites – there are some impressive covers for sure, check them out here.  This week I’ve read three books, I did go off plan a little but read two of my scheduled books.  The Whisper Man was brilliant, I loved it and in fact it totally creeped me out one night – I was actually scared to go to bed (obviously bear in mind that I’m a raging wuss so it might not be quite as scary for others)!  I also read Nocturna and will have a review for that one shortly.  It didn’t work out quite as well as I’d hoped but I think that could just be me or a mood thing.  Finally, I picked up, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – I just couldn’t resist all the glowing feedback it seems to be receiving and so far I’ve been really enjoying it.  I should have it finished before this post goes live so that makes a total of three books this week.  I did also start an audiobook but then was shockingly forgetful about listening to it whenever the opportunity arose.  Oh well, that’s what next week is for I suppose.  I’m a little behind with reviews but hoping to catch up with some next week which will make my blog seem a bit busier than normal (assuming I stick to my plans) but I would like to get back on track.

So, here’s what I’ve been reading:

My books:

  1. The Whisper Man by Alex North
  2. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  3. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Next scheduled reads:

  1. Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
  2. Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
  3. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

Upcoming reviews

  1. King of the Road by RS Belcher
  2. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  3. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  4. The Corset by Laura Purcell
  5. The Whisper Man by Alex North
  6. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  7. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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

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Weekly Wrap Up : 16th June 2019

Hello again everyone.  Hope you’ve had a good week.  The weather has been absolutely horrible but the silver lining of bad weather is more reading.  I’ve read three books this week and I have to confess I’m on a role – three really great reads.  Limited Wish – the second instalment of Mark Lawrence’s time travelling sci fi which is a lot of fun and totally mind bending in a great way (how is that not a contradiction?).  The 10th instalment of the Mercy Thompson series which I really enjoyed and really shook things up and finally The Corset by Laura Purcell – which absolutely blew me away – I loved it.  In other news SPFBO5 is now live – and has already received over 250 entrants – in fact the tally as this post goes live is 264.  Looks like there’s some strong competition and I’m looking forward to seeing which books and authors are in my group.  So, here’s what I’ve been reading:

My books:

  1. Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence – 4.5 stars
  2. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs – 4 stars
  3. The Corset by Laura Purcell – 5 stars

Next scheduled reads:

  1. The Whisper Man by Alex North
  2. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  3. Across the Void by SK Vaughn

Upcoming reviews

  1. King of the Road by RS Belcher
  2. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  3. The Fall by Tracy Townsend
  4. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  5. The Corset by Laura Purcell

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

Weekly Wrap Up : 26th May 2019

Posted On 26 May 2019

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I’m travelling around at the moment in the Highlands – which are stunning by the way – but with very little wifi where I’m staying – I’m tethering my phone to write up posts where possible but it takes forever to open people’s blogs so if I haven’t visited you that’s why – I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth, been swallowed by a dragon or expired under an ever increasing tbr.  In fact that’s why there was no weekly wrap up last week!  So, two weeks in one. I’ve read five books in the past two weeks.  In other news the SPFBO has concluded and the winner is Orconomics by J Zachary Pike:  Here are my reads:

My books:

  1. The Poison Song by Jen Williams
  2. We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
  3. Orconomics by J Zachary Pike
  4. Council by Snorri Kristjansson
  5. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Next week’s reads:

  1. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  2. The Red Stained Wings by Elizabeth Bear
  3. Across the Void by SK Vaughn

Upcoming reviews

  1. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  2. King of the Road by RS Belcher
  3. The Poison Song by Jen Williams
  4. Council by Snorri Kristjansson
  5. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

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

Weekly Wrap Up : 12th May 2019

Posted On 12 May 2019

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I have had a blast this week.  Lots going on and plenty of walking and reading.  I’ve read four books and really enjoyed them.  A Brightness Long ago and Westside were absolutely stand out books that I really enjoyed – in fact I was sorry to see them end and I’m absolutely loving Belcher’s Brotherhood of the Wheel books – will there be more, curious minds need to know??  Of course, lots of reading does mean I’m slightly behind with reviews so I’ll hopefully be posting a few over the next few days.  So, here’s my week in review:

My books:

  1. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  2. Westside by WM Akers
  3. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  4. King of the Road by RS Belcher

Next week’s reads:

  1. The Poison Song by Jen Williams
  2. We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
  3. Orconomics by J Zachary Pike

Upcoming reviews

  1. Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
  2. The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss
  3. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  4. Westside by WM Akers
  5. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  6. King of the Road by RS Belcher

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

Weekly Wrap Up : 5th May 2019

This week has gone a little bit pear shaped!  I’ve been very busy and in fact before the weekend had done very little reading.  I managed to complete Gods of Men early in the week and then virtually did no further reading until this weekend.  I have managed to read another book but it was off plan – although still a review book so it’s all good really.  So, I’ve read two books this week and here’s my week in review:

My books:

  1. The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss
  2. The Furies by Katie Lowe

Next week’s reads:

  1. Nocturna by Maya Motayne
  2. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  3. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

Upcoming reviews

  1. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
  2. Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
  3. The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss
  4. The Furies by Katie Lowe

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

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