Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Tsana's May Status

This month has been pretty busy and a bunch of things happened, including in non-book world. But this blog only concerns bookish things, so I shall regale you of those only. I interviewed Marianne de Pierres, I, somewhat amateurishly,  Blogged Against Disablism and two awards shortlists were released, the Ditmar Ballot and the 2014 Norma K Hemming Award shortlist. The Ditmar ballot was particularly exciting for me, because I made an appearance in the Best Fan Writer category. A really big thank-you to everyone who nominated me. It's extremely gratifying to have this sort of external recognition, especially since blogging can often feel like typing into the void.

What have I read?

What am I currently reading?

I just finished reading North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier. It's not in the above list because I haven't written the review yet, but expect to see it very soon.

I started reading Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen, but didn't get very far (but far enough for the title to take place) before feeling pretty meh about it all. I think I'll probably finish it, but later. It definitely won't compare favourably to Spurrier's book.

So instead, I just started reading Feather Bound by Sarah Roughley. Haven't gotten far enough to form an opinion yet. I also plan to start reading The Back of the Back of Beyond by Edwina Harvey to fit some short stories around the novels.

New Booksies:

  • Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan — already reviewed
  • North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier <3
  • The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne — looks interesting
  • Heirs of the Demon King: Uprising by Sarah Cawkwell — new fantasy author to try
  • Use Only As Directed edited by Simon Petrie and Edwina Harvey — upcoming anthology of ANZ writers
  • The Back of the Back of Beyond by Edwina Harvey — collection of linked short stories
  • Lock In by John Scalzi — future virus thing plus social consequences, as far as I can tell
  • Some Fine Day by Kat Ross — YA science fiction
  • The Buried Life by Carrie Patel — gaslamp fantasy/mystery, I think
  • Innocence Lost by Patty Jansen — first in a new series. Fantasy.

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