bookfrivolity

Book Frivolity.....

Speculative Fiction Reviews, Interviews, Art and Whatever Else!

Currently reading

Stone of Farewell
Tad Williams
The Guns of Empire (The Shadow Campaigns)
Django Wexler
Tallwood
Jeremy Kool, Steve Gerlach & Amanda Kool

Weeks 30 - 32, 2015

If Then - Matthew De Abaitua Followed by Frost - Charlie N. Holmberg The Aeronaut's Windlass - Jim  Butcher Crucible Zero - Devon Monk Almost Adept - Olga Godim A Curious Beginning - Deanna Raybourn Hunter - Mercedes Lackey Legacy of Kings - Eleanor Herman An Apprentice to Elves - Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette Hunt for Valamon - D.K. Mok

 

 

I seem to have skipped a few weeks! Things have been a bit strange around here, due to a combination of general life peculiarities. I think normality meter is starting to flatten out. I hope!

 

Outside it's turning into the moors of Wuthering Heights around here! Which suits me just fine... I love a bit of wild and spooky weather, even if it means power outages and flickering internet connections.. 

 

Anyway, Books! 

 

The In's:

 

Just click on the titles above. I am being slack not listing them properly, but if you got this far, I know you can use a mouse to click/hover... ;)

 

The Current's:

 

  • Geekomancy by Michael R Underwood. This is a re-read, but I have the ARC of Hexomancy here, and I needed a bit of a refresher on the series. I had forgotten how Geek it really is!

 

  • The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies (ARC). I've been neglecting my love of historical fiction recently, as I seem to be acquiring many more fantasy ARCs than usual. So, I felt the need indeed! 

 

  • And I am buddy reading The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher with Matthew from Smash Dragons. It's taking me longer than usual to get through this, as the e-arc formatting is, well, crap (honestly, it's not good)! I'm persevering, because the book rocks so far; but patience I don't have at the moment is required to filter the weirdness.. 

 

The Out's:

 

I seem to have read quite a bit in the last few weeks! I'm not sure when exactly it all occurred.. Probably when I should've been sleeping?

 

The Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal 

(I am thinking I'll do some sort of bloggity blog post about this series, since I lurved it so much!!)

 

  • The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley (reread for the Empire Ascendant ARC but it's still..) 5 stars

 

 

 

  • The Veil by Chloe Neil : 3 & 1/2 stars (RTC)

 

  • Left to Darkness by Craig Saunders : 4 stars (RTC)

 


The Possibilities: 

 

Wow, I don't know to start really.. It seems everybody has decided September 1st would be the only date possible to release a book next month! There's 9 of them sitting here, and I am quite sure that's not everything gracing shelves! I guess Fantasy is getting rather competitive these days.. But, I think this week, the most appealing are:

 

  • Sorcerer to The Crown by Zen Cho. ACE.

 

  • Updraft by Fran Wilde. Tor Books.

 

  • Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Brad Beaulieu. DAW.

 

 

So, Have a great week everybody!! Read well!!