Saturday, April 7, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | April 7

This was a great bookish week. I got a lot of reading done, and I feel like I'm starting to get my reviewing mojo back.

Read Last Week



Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn was a chunky book at 700 pages, but I had trouble putting it down. I'm still mulling over my rating. I feel like it's one of those books that will continue to grow on me and some day I'll look back and wonder why I didn't give it 5 stars.

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman - Believe it or not, I'm actually planning to post a review this week.

Recent Acquisitions



Aetherchrist by Kirk Jones - My 2018 has been lacking in novellas so I was excited Apex sent me a copy of Kirk Jones' Aetherchrist. "A small town in Vermont broadcasts prophecies of its residents deaths." What? I can't wait to find out what that's all about.

The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea - I ran into a paperback of The Montauk Monster, and it seemed like something I would need this summer.

Bandwidth by Eliot Peper - I hardly ever remember to download First Reads books on Kindle, but I did this month. I went with the scifi selection.


All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells - Tor.com gave this away as part of their ebook club. Um, yes, please! I've been dying to read this one.

Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan - I bought this along with Mistborn for fantasy month in May, but I already jumped the gun with Mistborn. This volume has the first two books of The Riyria Revelations. Hopefully I will get a chance to read it next month.

Lisey's Story by Stephen King - This was a thrift shop score. I've never read it before!

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading this week or leave me some links!



This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

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32 comments:

  1. I’m glad you liked Mistborn. Sanderson and I don’t get along.

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    1. The first Sanderson I read was The Rithmatist, and I really liked that one. The second one was Steelheart - I DNFed it out of sheer annoyance. I tried reading Way of Kings at some point in there, but I didn't get very far at all. There were issues in Mistborn, but I loved it anyway. After I finish the Mistborn series, I'm going to try Way of Kings again. I think I know enough now to push through it. :)

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  2. I recently finished reading Unbury Carol as well. Curious to see what you made of it. For me, it was a book that got better the more I read. I had a few false starts, but I think I liked it a lot better than I expected in the end.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It was a 1 star read for me. I'm glad it got better for you; it did for me, too. As a whole, though, it just didn't work for me.

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  3. I have not read anything by Brandon Sanderson, but my co-bloggers love him. I remember seeing him with Brandon Mull at YAFest a few years back and he was hilarious.

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    1. I bet that was a fun day! I need to read more Brandon Mull. I loved Beyonders. I'm planning to read Fablehaven very soon.

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  4. Liseys Story looks good and I love Stephen King. I hope that you enjoy your books!

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    1. Thanks! I love Stephen King, too, and it's one of the holes in my Stephen King reading.

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  5. Yay for getting a lot of reading done!!! Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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  6. Someone recommended All Systems Red to me and that someone said since I like Doctor Who I should give it a try because it's like a Tenth Doctor episode. I'm curious about that one. Mistborn is on my to-read list. Enjoy your new books! (I'm a new follower via bloglovin' by the way!)

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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    1. I'm going to have to squeeze in reading All Systems Red really soon. I think I get to meet Martha Wells next month.

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  7. Enjoy those books and have a great week!

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  8. I've been sick all weekend. Feel like I just woke up. Can't wait for your thoughts on Unbury Carol. I really want too read that one. Hunter Shea is a great summer read.

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    1. Oh, no! :( That sucks. I hope you are feeling better now. I'm going to have some very quick thoughts out on Carol tomorrow. That Hunter Shea book looked like an appropriate beach read.

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  9. The Montauk Monster kinda looks like a good summer read. And All systems Red- I'm a big fan. :) Hope you like it.

    I haven't read any Sanderson but I should one of these days I guess. I hear mostly positive things.

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    1. Right? I thought it looked like a great beach read. I remember how much you love All Systems Red! I'm hoping to join you in that fannish love really soon. :) I think Mistborn is a good intro into Sanderson. I'll let you know how the rest go.

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  10. I’m glad your reviewing mojo is coming back. You should send some to me because I have none. It’s been a lot of years since I read Lisey’s Story, but I remember liking it. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Uh oh. Where is all of the mojo going? We need a plan to get it all back! It will probably be a while before I try to tackle Lisey's story. Step one is obtaining the book, though, so I'm on my way toward reading it. ;)

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  11. Glad to hear you're getting your reviewing mojo back. I had some trouble reading these last view weeks, so I get you! ;)
    I haven't heard of any of your new books. I hope you'll enjoy them.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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    1. Sorry you are slumping. :( I hope you land on something that pulls you back in soon! Thanks!

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  12. I haven't read The Montauk Monster yet but my dad loved it. I hope to get it read during the year.

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    1. Oh, good! Hopefully I'll check it out on a beach this summer. :)

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  13. Unbury Carol sounds interesting and I really did like Bird Box. (I've already seen your review so, hmm.)

    Thanks for the Tor.com ebook club reminder! I always forget about this one. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. Looks like you found some great finds this weekend. I need to get those Hunter Shea books ordered and read.

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    1. I'm absolutely terrible at reading in the summer. Hunter Shea may be a good summer bet.

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  15. Looks like a great book haul. All Systems Red sounds fantastic!

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    1. Thanks! I think All Systems Red sounds great, too. I'm going to try to fit it in this month.

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  16. I just requested a different Hunter Shea book on NetGalley, I hope I get approved! I also have a copy of Aetherchrist and it sounds crazy! Oh,and I got the free All Systems Red download as well, I've heard nothing but great things😊

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    1. It seems like everyone loved All Systems Red. We need to get on board with that series!

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