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.

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Weekly Wrap Up : 11/02/18

Posted On 11 February 2018

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Hi everyone.   Such a busy week this last one.  Travelling, celebrating birthdays and generally being entirely too sociable for my own good.  I did very little reading for most of the week and was clearly absent from the blog but now I’m back and I’ve managed to read a couple of books and make it half way through a third.  I’m disastrously behind with reviews so need to sit down and catch up.  So, without further ado:

Books read:

  1. Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift
  2. Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathan S Pembroke

Next Week’s Reads:

  1. Semiosis by Sue Burke
  2. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale (50% already read)
  3. Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

 

Upcoming reviews:

  1. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  2. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
  3. The War of Undoing by Alex Perry (my first SPFBO book)
  4. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  5. Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman
  6. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  7. The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
  8. Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift
  9. Pilgrimage to Skara by Jonathan S Pembroke

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

Weekly Wrap Up : 04/02/18

Posted On 4 February 2018

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Hi everyone.  Hope you’ve had a good week.  I’ve had a quick week and also a few days away so if I’m not visiting as much that’s why.  Hope you’ve all had a good week.  This week will be a quick post:

Books read:

  1. Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman
  2. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  3. The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

Next Week’s Reads:

  1. Semiosis by Sue Burke
  2. Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift
  3. The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Upcoming reviews:

  1. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  2. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
  3. The War of Undoing by Alex Perry (my first SPFBO book)
  4. The Belles Dhonielle Clayton
  5. The Hazel Wood by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  6. Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman
  7. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  8. The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

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

Weekly Wrap Up : 28/01/18

Posted On 28 January 2018

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Hi everyone.  Hope you’ve had a good week.  I’ve had a very quick week and I’m wishing that things would slow down somewhat.  But, still good with lots of lovely reading.  I’m still reading my book club book – Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan.  I’ve started the Chrysalids which I should finish shortly and I’ve read a couple of others.    I’ve also started the second of my SPFBO finalists – Chaos Trims My Beard – which so far is living up to it’s crazy name and cover.

Books read:

  1. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Imogen Hermes Gowar – I loved this book – such an unexpected surprise.
  2. The Belles Dhonielle Clayton – this was a very entertaining, colourful confection of a story.  I had mixed feelings going in, lots of descriptions of dresses and hair, etc, and yet it kept me pretty much intrigued.
  3. The Hazel Wood by Imogen Hermes Gowar – I just finished this and I really liked it.  Probably not for everyone.  A dark tale, a coming of age of sorts, puts me in mind of The Book of Lost Things.

Next Week’s Reads:

  1. Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman
  2. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  3. The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
  4. Semiosis by Sue Burke
  5. Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift

Clearly I’m not going to get through all of those but they’re my next planned reads, I’m already 30% into Chaos and also started The Chrysalids so I might start them all and see which one takes my fancy.

Upcoming reviews:

  1. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  2. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
  3. The War of Undoing by Alex Perry (my first SPFBO book)
  4. The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
  5. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Imogen Hermes Gowar
  6. The Belles Dhonielle Clayton
  7. The Hazel Wood by Imogen Hermes Gowar

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

Weekly Wrap Up : 21/01/18

Posted On 21 January 2018

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‘You shall not pass’ – and ‘It burns us, it freezes us’

Thought I’d share these pictures of Gandalf and Gollum.  Hope you’ve all had a good week with plenty going on.  I think the biggest event this week was part of the ceiling unexpectedly falling down a couple of days ago!  That was novel.  On the book side I’ve read two of my expected reads this week and I’ve started a new book.  I’m still reading Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan although I need to pick up the pace now and I haven’t managed to start The Chrysalids yet.

Books read:

  1. The War of Undoing by Alex Perry (my first SPFBO book)
  2. The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

Next Week’s Reads:

  1. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Imogen Hermes Gowar
  2. Start The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (Vintage Sci Fi book)
  3. The Belles Dhonielle Clayton

Upcoming reviews:

  1. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  2. Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
  3. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  4. The War of Undoing by Alex Perry (my first SPFBO book)
  5. The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

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

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