Sunday, 19 July 2015

Tsana's July Status

Slightly belated because I had been travelling and it slipped my mind while I was busy recovering from said travels.

The main news since my last status update post is that our submissions window for Defying Doomsday closed, and now Holly and I are busy reading slush. I had a lot of comic reviews queued up from my Marvel Unlimited month, but now that they've run out I suspect things will get a little bit quieter on the blog, review-wise. I have been slowly catching up on review books in between slush, though, so there's that.

What Have I Read?

Books! *gasp* (more or less... OK there's still a lot of comics in there)
I have to say, there are more comics in that list than it feels like I've read, since most of them were queued in advance, but hey, that's how the... review... crumbles...

Currently Reading

Probably more different books than I really should be. Last night I started House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard which I'm really enjoying. I'm also a little way into Drachengott: Fire, the third in KJ Taylor's new series and keen to get back to the world, I just thought I needed a change of pace.

I'm also a reasonable way into Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, which is a more unusual case. I already read an early draft of this book because I helped the authors with some of the science. I'm now reading the ARC, partly to see how it turned out (very different with the proper layout instead of just art notes! ;-p ) and partly so that I know how things happened in the final version in preparation for checking the science in book 2. It's a good kind of book to pick up and put down.

New Booksies

First off, an order of comics I placed came through:
  • Lumberjanes Vol 1 — review coming soooon
  • She-Hulk Vols 1 & 2 — because the last two issues were missing on Marvel Unlimited and I wanted to see how it ended! Also my husband ran out of time to read in on MU and got to do so at his leisure. Also it was a good run.
  • Ms Marvel Vol 3 — already reviewed because it's awesome.
Then some ARCs:
  • Drachengott: Fire by KJ Taylor — sequel to Wind and Earth.
  • House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard — currently reading
  • Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley — which, alas, has no cover yet and is the sequel to Mirror Empire
And finally, I was clearing out Firefox tabs and decided to buy the two books I'd left open to decide about later. They were:

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