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text 2017-10-01 12:23
September wrap-up 2017
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy - Raymond E. Feist
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
Symphony of Ruin: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel - Christina Lay
A Spark of Justice - J.D. Hawkins
Cabal - Clive Barker
Children of Chaos - Greg F. Gifune
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco
Mirror Mirror - Anthony M. Strong
A Latent Dark - Martin Kee
Helltown - Jeremy Bates

Wow. I finished 16 books this month! That's not a lot to some of you speed readers, but it is for me. I average 4-6 books a month usually.

 

I'm also very close to finishing 2 more. :D

 

Just one of this month's books was a Netgalley read, Symphony of Ruin. The others came out of either my A-list or my free books slush pile, or were sourced from Amazon's daily freebies or in the case of Classics, from Gutenberg.

 

I didn't read any samples all month. I had about a dozen saved up before Bingo started, but the pile has been growing from all the books I see from others' Bingo reads! I'm not going to tackle that folder until November. It will be interesting to see how many collect up!

 

So, for October, Bingo continues. Once I hit blackout, if I manage it, I'll try the other books from my free books slush that I put aside for back-ups in case some of my choices turn out to be duds. It will give me a start on cleaning out the free books backlog!

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review 2017-09-30 00:00
The Chaos of Stars
The Chaos of Stars - Kiersten White This was excellent. Snarky interior designer-wannabe/mortal teen daughter of ancient Egyptian pantheon escapes home/(the crypt) to move to L.A. and tries to get over her parents not loving her enough to make her immortal/divine too. Brilliant, subversive and fun. Some beautiful recursive, literary device stuff going on, and I loved the MC unapologetically mouthing off about not giving a crap about babies and relationships (even if that didn't carry through 100%). Plus the book production is gorgeous!
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review 2017-09-27 12:30
Hand of Chaos by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
The Hand of Chaos - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

This is book 5 of the Death Gate Cycle and won't make any sense unless you have read the previous 4.  This book has many failings in terms of plot continuity and repetitiveness, but it does continue the action packed adventures of Haplo, Jarre, Dog, Bane and the Serpents on Arianus, the realm of Air. 

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review 2017-09-22 07:37
Chaos Choreography (InCryptid, #5)
Chaos Choreography - Seanan McGuire

I originally read the first in this series with some trepidation, but the characters kept me reading and the Aeslin mice stole my heart.  That the plot was fun was just a bonus.

 

In this one though, the plot wasn't a bonus; it's what kept me reading through a setting that normally bores me (reality tv and dance competitions; a double whammy of yawn).  The setting is, in fact, what kept this book on my TBR for so long instead of being devoured immediately upon receipt.

 

I have to say, I didn't see that ending coming.  It was sort of awful, although everything moved so fast there wasn't much time to dwell on it.

 

So if that setting appeals, this book should be a huge winner.  Likeable characters, a really good plot and the Aeslin mice.  All hail the Aeslin mice!

 

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text 2017-09-19 14:32
Bingo Update! I have a row!
Children of Chaos - Greg F. Gifune
Cabal - Clive Barker
Mirror Mirror - Anthony M. Strong
Helltown - Jeremy Bates
Stalking Jack - Madison Kent

It doesn't count as Bingo because the squares haven't all been called, but I have a row completed. :D

 

 

Now the question is, which to target next? The diagonal row or the second across row? Both have three called squares. So I'm doing one from each that are fairly short and we'll see what happens next. I really want to start Dead Sea by Tim Curran for Monsters square, but it's nearly 600 pages!

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