The Past Week at Once Upon A Time
I’m still struggling a lot with apathy and would be absolutely overjoyed with some help. Once Upon A Time is in dire need of some book reviews and discussion post love. I may have to put aside a couple of the YA reviews I had planned for now and review some of the epic fantasy which I’m currently devouring.
- Monday: [Guest Post] Sangu Mandanna’s ’10 Ways to Spot my Echo’
- Tuesday: Cover Lover #16
Around The Blogosphere
- This book doesn’t quite sound like my kinda thing but the review sells the book so well with so much enthusiasm that I had to share it. “Raise your hand if you love reading historical fiction. Raise it up high if you love books staring fierce females who are headstrong. Raise it up to the ceiling if you are a huge fan of when girls dress like boys in order to have freedom.” Into YA historical fiction? Maybe The Fire Horse Girl might be for you.
- And over on the Fantasy Faction forums, the book club members are trying to cajole folk into joining for the March book club read of Retribution Falls. I wasn’t particularly interested but Wilder’s review convinced me that actually, perhaps it could well be an amazing read. “try Firefly crossed with Cowboy Bebop, mixed with Pirates of the Caribbean and a healthy dose of Steampunk, and we’re halfway to explaining just how awesome this book is.”
My lower doseage doesn’t seem to be sitting well with me. Had frustration, over sleeping, sadness, and apathy in bundles so I focused a lot on WoW and my book. Ooh and I’m finally caught up with Supernatural!! *bounce* With all that, when I was asked if I wanted to go for lunch today with Nik and Shauny and I had a headache that could kill a badger, I gobbled Ibuprofen and said “let me just get dressed” (doesn’t have the same ring as “hell yes” does it?) because it’s good to get out when I can. And all before it started raining! Oh and I think my liver’s unhappy with me so cutting down on caffeine and much less fat in the diet, chocolate had already been eradicated for the losing weight edition of Hannah’s diet so that’s good! Already feeling a little better after just a few days.
- sir terry pratchett reading challenge – I’m not running it again this year but you’re very welcome to take over
- my soul to steal blurn – what’s a blurn? Is that the kind of weird noise you come out with when you’re drunk and everything is funny?
- review on red letter days series rachel caine – I have a review of book one here. It’s well worth a read but remember it’s her early work.
What Am I Reading?
Finished: Still on Clash of Kings, according to Goodreads I’m behind on my reading challenge already. Oops.
Started: See above
What Next? At this rate it’s looking likely that I’ll be reading The Black Company by Glen Cooke after Clash of Kings. That’s the February Fantasy Faction book club read.
- Could it Be I’m Falling in Love? by Eleanor Prescott
- The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann
- Melting the Snow on Hester Street by Daisy Waugh
- Miss Appleby’s Academy by Elizabeth Gill
- Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
- A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 by George R.R. Martin
- A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 by George R.R. Martin
- The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
- The Bitter Seed of Magic by Suzanne McLeod
The ones to the left of the picture were all unsolicited review copies. The Stockholm Octavo I actually have already in hardback, the bottom two seem to be early 20th century historical fictions and the top is a fun sounding chick lit.
To the right we have my pretties! Ellie gets the blame for Seanan McGuire who I’ve wanted to pick up since.. well.. pre-book blogging. I know I’ll love October Daye so now I don’t have an excuse. A Dance With Dragons while they’re still £3.86 each, I may have panicked when part 1 briefly went up to £6.. Marian Keyes is a bit tatty but £2 from a charity shop. And Bitter Seed of Magic from the library, Karina reminded me.. Still waiting for my reserve of book 2.
And I also found a couple of freebies. Sorry for the lack of pics here, I don’t currently have any graphics software and WordPress doesn’t let me neatly line up cover images the way Blogger seems to let folk do.
- Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas
- Turned by Morgan Rice
- Blood Singers by Tamara Rose Blodgett