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video 2018-02-04 21:37
The Chaos of Stars - Kiersten White
Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes - Michael Sims
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text 2018-01-31 13:43
January wrap-up
Alice Starmore's Glamourie (Calla Editions) - Jade Starmore,Alice Starmore
The Goblin King (A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms) (Volume 1) - Michael Card
Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward - Carl Abrahamsson,Gary Valentine Lachman
Real Quanta: Simplifying Quantum Physics for Einstein and Bohr - Martijn van Calmthout
The Victorian Christmas - Anna Selby
Uprooted - Naomi Novik

I don't see myself finishing any more books before tomorrow so 6 books finished for the month. Half of them were Netgalley, which is now clear, Yay!

 

All were interesting in their own ways but I think the stand-out for the month for me was Occulture, a non-fiction read.

 

My sample supply has stayed fairly stable as I've read as many as I've added. Hopefully I'll reduce the pile again as there are currently 87!

 

Meanwhile I'm having some problems with a slow computer so if I'm a little scarce for a few days, that's why. Must get my local tech expert to work out what's causing it.

 

At least if I spend less time on the Internet, I'll get more reading done!

 

 

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text 2017-02-07 03:17
January Reads
Man on the Run - Carl Weber
The Score - Kiki Swinson
The Mark (The Score Series) - Kiki Swinson
Copycat - Kimberla Lawson Roby
A Note Yet Unsung (A Belmont Mansion Novel) - Tamera Alexander
Luxury and Larceny: Part 1 - Ty Marshall
Breathless - Beverly Jenkins

I read 7 books in January. I'm so proud of myself that I stayed focused and tried to read everyday. There were a couple books that I did have to put down, but I'm happy I did. Leaving books that aren't working for me is something I promised to do in 2017 and obviously with 7 books read it's working. 

 

I read;

 

Breathless by Beverly Jenkins                    4 stars

 

Man on the Run by Carl Weber                   4 stars

 

The Score by Kiki Swanson                         3 stars

 

The Mark by Kiki Swanson                          3 stars

 

Copycat by Kimberly Lawson Roby             3 stars

 

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander   3 stars

 

Luxury & Larceny by Ty Marshall                2 stars

 

 

It was a good month and in February I'm expecting to read more and hopefully read more 5 and 4 star reads.

 

                   

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text 2017-01-30 15:21
January wrap-up
Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton
Letters To The Damned - Austin Crawley
A Tale du Mort - Jaimey Grant;Wendy Swore;Rita J. Webb;Paige Ray;Jeanne Voelker;K. G. Borland;Gwendolyn McIntyre;Katrina Monroe;S. M. Carrière
Splintered Souls (Flames of Time Book 1) - Erica Lucke Dean
Infernal Parade - Clive Barker,Bob Eggleton
The Art of Leather Burning: Step-by-Step Pyrography Techniques - Lora Susan Irish
The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell - Aldous Huxley
Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London - Frank Tayell

Since I know I'll be working tomorrow and I'm not close enough to finish anymore books before the end of the day, I might as well get this done early.

 

8 books for the month, one of them a re-read because a group was reading it.

 

5 Netgalley books! I had a moment of weakness, but most of this batch have been really good! I even snagged the sequel to Rebel of the Sands, which I'll be starting very soon.

 

1 craft book and 1 from the Philosophy backlog.

 

1 Dystopian off my tbr A-list. Oh, I meant to read more from that list, but the Netgalley selections pushed in front again. No worries, only 2 left and one of those is the sequel I'm looking forward to starting.

 

I also got my samples organised and all the ones off my cloud downloaded to my Kindle folder so I can see how many I've got. I read loads of them but lost track of how many. I have about 130 still to read. I'm going to try to reduce that number every month.

 

I've had a very enjoyable reading month. I may have given into the lure of Netgalley, but I've learned to spot books I'm more likely to enjoy.

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text 2016-02-01 14:59
January Wrap Up!
Tempt the Stars - Karen Chance
Updating Pritkin - Karen Chance
The Finisher - David Baldacci
Magic Rises - Ilona Andrews
Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews
Not a Drop to Drink - Mindy McGinnis
Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce
In the Hand of the Goddess - Tamora Pierce
Pimpernelles 01: The Pale Assassin - Patricia Elliott

January has been a good month for me reading wise. I read 9 books!! (NOT including my re-reads - more on that later). Otherwise it has been pretty much like this:


Hot

 

Technically its storm season in QLD and we continuously get storm warnings, for the last two weeks they have been warning us today is the day! and yet nothing..... we might get a shower for 20 minutes, some lighting and thunder but no actual storm.... and because there hasn't been a sufficient amount of rain its HUMID AS FUCK. When I say humid I mean we can sit of our asses and be soaking wet -_- not something I particularly enjoy. Its currently midnight and still 26C with 89% Humidity (which according to my phone makes it feel more like 28C, at MIDNIGHT!!!) This time last year we had hail storms and floods << not something I'm hoping for but I just want this miserable weather to be over with, then we have these crazy people who actually enjoy this heat!!!

 


Anyways onto more important things. I read a surprisingly large amount of books this month, I can't even recall the last time i managed to fit in this many books! (looks like being jobless isn't all bad).

 

Top 3 books of January
This month I had quite a few exceptional reading experiences. Starting off with...

In the Hand of the Goddess

In the Hand of the Goddess

✮✮✮✮ 1/2
This book was fantastic and beyond anything i could have hoped for. I can't thank Shera enough more for pushing my to read this series. Tamora and this series in particular has been something I've been meaning to read for years, and I'm so glad I finally have. Alanna is such an exceptional MC, and a fantastic role model for the younger generations (though I would choose someone else *cough cough, George*  for her romantic interest instead, lol)

Updating Pritkin

Updating Pritkin

✮✮✮✮✮
This is a short story based in the Cassie Palmer world (book 5.5)
UP was an excellent example of why I love Cassie so much! Even though under the circumstances she should have been crazy with grief and fear, instead she was having the time of her life kicking demon ass while waiting for the rest of the 'badass' to catch up!! On top of that its a free short story - oh how Chance spoils us so!! gotta love it! (^_*)

Magic Breaks
✮✮✮✮✮
Have I ever told you how much I love Kate Daniels and this series!? No?
Amazing!!
To help you understand it is ^^that^^ good and made me do things like this
OMG
So good I wont even sum it up in words, just show off handy Gifs. Really what you need to do is run out and go check it out for yourself. Then we can have our minds blown together.
And this book was no less exceptional than all the rest, it has intense action/fighting scene's, some very serious life and death scene's where i constantly found myself holding my breath due to all the anticipation and drama, good laughs and some cute touching scenes. It had it all trust me.

Enjoyable Reads

Magic Rises

✮✮✮✮
Tempt The Stars
✮✮✮✮

Alanna: The First Adventure
✮✮✮ .5

Not a Drop to Drink
✮✮✮ .5

The Finisher
✮✮✮.5

 

Re-Reads

Cause they are AMAZING!!

Touch the DarkClaimed by shadowEmbrace the nightCurse the Dawna family affairshadowlandhunt the moon

magic bitesmagic burnsmagic strikesmagic bleedsmagic slaysshort storyCurran POV

 

Worst Book

The Pale Assassin
Why is this even a book? it was truly atrocious. It had no redeeming characters, the name makes zero sense in connection with the actual story, and the story line was just blah and don't even get me started on the writing!. It could have been so good, the bases it there!! but it just goes so wrong

DNF

What doesnt kill you

 

Nope. Just no.



Currently Reading

Obernewtyn

Fields Of Glory

Blood Sisters
The First two of which I am contemplating DNFing. -_- sigh.
Besides my current reads overall a very successful reading month. I am quite happy with it!!

Well Goodbye January Hello February and hopefully cooler weather!!

Highly anticipating Deadpool
deadpool

 

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