All posts tagged: Embers of War

Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018

As many doing the Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah, have already pointed out there have been so many books I didn’t get around to reading this year that have sat on my TBR pile for far too long. And, to be honest, I don’t know why. I’ve had a really bad year for reading. Maybe it’s been one too many duds that have made me hesitant to start any given book. And the dog alone knows, I was supposed to read 5 books in November for SciFiMonth, and never got to any of them. The one thing they all have in common, and maybe that’s the problem, is that they are all books in a series. GLASS HOUSES — by Louise Penny Easily my favourite author of the last decade, this signed hardback has sat on my coffee table since it was published. It’s now high on my list to read over the holidays. EMBERS OF WAR — by Gareth L. Powell I love Powell’s SF, and was supposed to read this one for SciFiMonth …

Top 5 Tuesday: My Top 5 Winter Reads

Welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the Bionic Bookworm herself, Shanah! This weeks topic for the last Tuesday in November is probably fitting, as we head into the December and the winter months. Given my book haul from last week, plus any number of books still unread for SciFiMonth, I think I need to get myself sorted, and get reading. While I might be choosing these books as potentials, that doesn’t mean they’re going to get read in a timely fashion. My track record this last month has been deplorable. But then, I was doing way too much in November, so maybe I can sit back and enjoy a good read through out the weeks leading up to Christmas. Anyway, here are my choices: SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman Inspired to get a hold of a copy after reading Christina’s review, over at Recipe and Read. Not only was her enthusiasm infectious, but the premise for this one has me intrigued — that of a population in the far future controlled (and culled) by …

WWW Wednesday #1

WWW Wednesday, which is hosted by Sam, over at Takin on the World of Words, is simplicity itself. All you have to do is answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish? What do you think you will read next? Currently Reading: Orphan Brigade by Henry V. O’Neil. I started this one Sunday evening, and looked set to speed read to the end, but, somehow, life got in the way, and I’m only part way through. Not because the story is boring, far from it. I’ll review this one just as soon as I’ve finished. Promise! Recently Finished: Well now, I did a couple of re-reads but I don’t think they count as I raced through them when I should have been reading ROAR OF SKY by Beth Cato or any of the books on my TBR for SciFiMonth. So the last NEW book I read must have been THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakraborty, which wasn’t really all that recent. Doh! Read Next: Uh-huh, every time I …