General Posts, Non Reviews

WWW…W…? Wednesday!

It seems like Wednesdays are for this WWW meme, although to me if you’re following someone’s blog already, you probably know their rough TBR and recently finished books anyway, right?

Ehhh anyways this one is quick and fun …

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at, or just leave a comment!

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

what are you Current reads:

My currently reading list is pretty tame right now.  I’m into the Seventies in the Avram Davidson Treasury, so a little over halfway through. I’ll be talking about the sixties on here tomorrow


I’m almost done with Nightbirds by Kate J. Armstrong and omg it’s by far one of the best YA fantasies I’ve read in a long time.  Very into the secrets and atmosphere despite the rehashing of many similar tropes, the writing is lovely


I’m also working through The Peacemaker’s Code by Deepak Malhotrafor the SPSFC semifinal round.  It’s not bad but I’d like to see less analysis and more aliens.  That said, the author is an ivy league professor of something and writes a lot of books on negotiation, so he just wrote his happy little self into a book as a world saving hero 😅 it’s very well edited though so that goes a long way, and has many interesting points


What did you recently finish readiNg?

Here are my posts for White Trash Warlock by David R Slayton and Heritage by S.M. Warlow. A few days ago I also finished Hex You by P.C. & Kristin Cast, and P.C. got after me on twitter 🤣

What do you think you’ll read next?

Ok, this is pretty clear cut right now. I have to read Good Dog, Bad Cop for Minotaur Books, so that’ll be my next e book. My next physical book is Sordaneon because I won it in a giveaway and am also jumping into a blog tour coming up in March! Besides finishing the Avram Treasury .. my next audiobook will probably be…. A tough choice, I grabbed one about British herbology related folk tales that I might check out next!


General Posts, Non Reviews

January Wrap Up & Feb Reading Plans

January Wrap Up

January didn’t feel like a great reading month,  quality wise.  Lots of self published works and exhaustion don’t mix well. 

With that in mind: I finished 11 books.   Five were e-books from the SPSFC competition, one was an unrelated self published sci-fi book for which I had an e-arc, then I listened to 1984, Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie, and Cursed by Marissa Meyer.  My only physical read this month was Medusa’s Child by John J. Nance, in my effort to read my own shelves.  Everyone loves a 90s thriller, right?

My page count was about normal but quality wise, I can only read so much self published work and so much sci-fi, and am burning out hard on the genre.

My favorite book of the month was easily Before They Are Hanged.  For favorite new author, I am glad to have discovered AK DuBoff in the SPSFC and hope to explore her space opera universe a little more when I have time.

Last up, brunch came back in style with author JCM Berne, and if you didn’t check that out you can do so here

Spending &  book (un)haul

Subscription included I spent less than $20 on books, most of it so I could read SPSFC on Kindle.

I unhauled over 20 books and only three came in, one from a publisher, one arc, and one giveaway win!

February goals:

I still don’t have a real TBR except for the two arcs on my list


I’ll also try to read those giveaway wins and publisher copies


Minimally I would also like to read two SPSFC semifinalists, of which will come from this list. Likely I’ll try to knock out the longest one but I’m going to feel out my burnout before getting too excited



Science Fiction

Sci-fi Month & the Joy of a Fairly Open November TBR

Oh November, between work and getting sick and more work, I’m in pure survival mode right now.  Let’s see what’s in store here for this month!


Here’s some good news: for the first time in years I can finally say that my ARC list is only two books long right now and it’s an amazing feeling.  Both are very exciting sounding books too! 

  • The Prisoner by B.A. Paris – I’m halfway done with this one, released today 11/1, and should post about it soon. Thanks to St Martin’s Press
  • Rubicon by J.S. Dewes – not out until March but Tor has offered me author interviews before so I’d like to get there asap
  • I’ve also got Hex You by PC & Kristin Cast but will probably put it off until the end of December

Sci-fi Month!


This lovely sci-fi month artwork is by  Simon Fetscher

I did decide to jump into sci-fi month, it’s a great group of people with many familiar faces from Wyrd & Wonder, and I have a tentative TBR!  For all that people talk about a lack of sci-fi community, I think it exists. Somewhere. 10 years, wow! It’ll be fun to get some sci-fi recs and see what everyone is talking about! (I do have a TBR but at the same time it’s just incredible to be able to look at my shelves and read whatever I want).

  • Rubicon – see above, this is a perfect ARC for sci-month. A space opera about a sergeant’s many traumatic resurrections, I literally am bouncing to get to this one
  • Armada by Ernest Cline – I picked this one up on audio and started last night but should have listened to GoodReads. Will Wheaton’s voice is just. Ugh. I’ll probably finish it
  • I’ve got the first three Alex Benedict books by Jack McDevitt that have been on my TBR forever.  Back this summer someone said they wanted to see my thoughts and I never got there, so maybe I’ll binge A talent for War, Seeker, and Polaris
  • 20k Leagues Under the Sea by Verne – ok yes let’s finally read this, I’m all about the boys club of scientific exploration 🤣
  • Empire of Silence – it’s so long, should I finally read it though?

That’s seven sci-fi books and I think a realistic goal, I will maybe add or subtract as the month goes!


There isn’t a lot of miscellany for November.  I’m off to see Hamilton tomorrow night 11/2 and have a seat at the theatre’s president’s club dinner prior and I’m just hoping I can taste the catering because I’m kind of sick 🤣

SPSFC wise – I will definitely start posting more slushpile thoughts this week too.

Here’s to another month of reading, I’m just waiting for December though 🙃