Recap: January 2018

Whew! Goodbye, January – and with it, the winter blues! Hopefully. My reading mojo is returning at last, so let’s take a look at what I got through in the last couple of months.

 

Books read/reviewed

Nanoshock (SINless #2) by K. C. Alexander – 5/5

Under The Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng – 5/5

The Black Tides of Heaven (A Tensorate novella) by JY Yang – 4/5

 

Tremontaine Season 3

Episode 8: Behind The Mask by Joel Derfner – 5/5

 

SF/F Read Alongs

Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S. A. Corey

 

Muskedragons!

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander – The Book of Three | The Black Cauldron

 

What’s next?

So the wintery cobwebs are still being blown off the old writer-brain here, but things are looking up! Plans are being made. For a thing. A thing what I will tell you all about – in due course. Watch this space!

Elsewhere, I can tell you that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Team Muskedragon will be continuing our group-reading adventures post-Prydain with a visit to Earthsea. Following the SFF world’s sad loss of Ursula K. Le Guin recently, naturally we got to talking about her books, and I realised we had another fantasy world I haven’t really explored before. So that’s on the slate to follow The Chronicles of Prydain in a couple of months.

SF/F Read Alongs will be taking a couple of months off, following our catch-up on The Expanse. A few members are going to have demanding real-life matters to deal with, so we’ll be reconvening nearer to April to decide what to read next. (Meanwhile, I have the remainder of a season of Tremontaine episodes to catch up on!)

Also meanwhile, I have a luscious big pile of ARCs to keep me busy! Such eagerly anticipated gems as The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, Blood Binds The Pack by Alex Wells, Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller, Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin, and a good few more besides! Things are about to get epic around here, my friends. Let’s go.

4 thoughts on “Recap: January 2018

  1. …I’m really enjoyed Spare and Found Parts. I don’t know that everyone will – I suspect to hear Nell Crane is quite Marmite – but gosh it’s beautifully written.

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