February round-up

Another month gone. Spring is just around the corner. Let’s have a look back at how February went.

Blog posts
Six blog posts this month (seven if you include the January round-up!),

A guest post from the brilliant Angela Marsons on the role of manipulation in daily life.

Blog tours for Thomas Enger’s Cursed and Megan Miranda’s All the Missing Girls (both fabulous books)

A review of Claire North’s The Sudden Appearance of Hope (courtesy of David @bluebookballoon)

And a departure – two movie reviews. Suicide Squad (not as bad as I was expecting) and Ex Machina (utterly brilliant). Interested to hear what you think of this – I quite enjoyed writing them (and have a few more in the pipeline), but realise they don’t really fit in with the whole book blog thing. Thoughts welcome. Do you want to see more?

Books read in February

bit light this month, with only 3 books read. C-, must try harder.

As you’ll have noticed, I’ve already reviewed two of the three. Keep your eyes peeled for Parallel Lines later this month!

Currently reading:

Still lots on the currently reading pile. Regular readers will spot some old favourites on there.

  • The Burning Page – Genevieve Cogman (Jan 2017 – kindle)
  • The Ninth Rain – Jen Williams (Jan 2017 – ARC)
  • Defender – GX Todd (Jan 2017 – ARC)
  • Spiderlight – Adrian Tchaikovsky (bought in Sep 2016 when it first came out)
  • The Shadow of What Was Lost – James Islington (ARC received in Sep 2016)
  • Moskva – Jack Grimwood (NetGalley from June 2016)
  • Nimona – Noelle Stevenson (bought in Jan 2016)
  • A Burglar’s Guide to the City – Geoff Manaugh (bought in umm, late 2016?)
  • Kings of the Wyld – Nicholas Eames (Feb 2017 – ARC)
  • Six Stories – Matt Wesolowski (March 2017 – from the @OrendaBoks roadshow in Leeds)

Received this month:

Lots of lovely books to review turned up in February.

  • Don’t Turn Out The Lights – Bernard Minier
  • New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Remnant – Charlie Fletcher
  • Creation Machine – Andrew Bannister
  • Parallel Lines – Steven Savile
  • Sins of Empire – Brian McClellan
  • Ten Dead Comedians – Fred Van Lente
  • The City/The Immortal Throne – Stella Gemmell
  • A Game of Ghosts – John Connolly
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope – Claire North
  • Redemption Road – John Hart
  • Bane and Shadow – Jon Skovron
  • A Banquet of Consequences – Elizabeth George
  • Little Bones – Sam Blake

And I bought a few:

  • Sockpuppet – Matthew Blakstad
  • Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
  • The Damselfly – SJ Holliday

The TBR pile update

Now up to 67 review copies of books – 43 hard copy/ARCs, 22 on my NetGalley shelf, and 2 other ebooks.

Bought a couple of books taking my own TBR to 98 – 26 hard copy/72 kindle.

Had a bit of a clear-out of some old books too as I was running out of shelf space!

Job for Feb was to finish the currently reading list (oops) and crack into the NetGalley TBR pile. Neither of which seemed to work. All those pesky lovely shiny new books…

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

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