Sunday, 16 November 2014

Tsana's November Status

Well it's been another month. I started off on a pretty good reading roll, but slacked off a bit in the past couple of weeks with a few life and falling into a TV hole distractions. But hey, I was almost catching up on review copies for a while there!

What Have I Read?

What am I currently reading?

Two books, both of which I've dragged out a bit longer than I would have liked. The novel is The Godless by Ben Peek, the first in a new epic fantasy/BFF series. Enjoying it so far, but not enjoying mainly reading it in small chunks before bed. (Large chunks before bed don't work because I tend to pass out from exhaustion whether the book is exciting or not.)

The collection of short stories I'm currently reading is Difficult Second Album by Simon Petrie, which is excellent, tighter than his first collection. I'm about half way and super impressed so far and will have lots of nice things to say in my review.

New Booksies

The month started quite light on the book acquisition front, but I seem to have made up for that in the past week. Is book acquisition inversely proportional to amount of books read? That would be an unfortunate trend. (Assume review copy unless otherwise noted.)
  • This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner — already reviewed
  • Crash by Sean Williams — Twinmaker book 2, purchased because the first book was rad
  • Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins — purchased because I was very impressed with her novella collection
  • Drowned Vanilla by Livia Day — purchased and already reviewed
  • Permutation City by Greg Egan — haven't read any Egan and always meant to
  • No Need To Reply by Jodi Gleghorn — purchased collection of flash stories. Should be a quick read when I get to it.
  • Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger — purchased and already reviewed
  • Doctor Who: Lights Out by Holly Black — already reviewed
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan — collection of short stories set in the Shadowhunter universe. Purchased.
  • The Fire Sermon by Fracensca Haig — interesting premise, YA dystopia, not out until next year, already going to be a movie, oh and an Australian (expat) author.
  • City of Masks by Ashley Capes — fantasy written by a friend that came out earlier this year.

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