Today is the final 2015 Reading Challenge. It’s been one heck of a journey. Next week I’ll be writing a retrospective of my reading year and how I felt the challenge went, and also talking about where I’ll be going next with all this. For now, on to my last book. Drag Hunt by Pat […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, book 45: Drag Hunt by Pat Kelleher"
I didn’t write one of these when everyone else did as, well, I’m a neophyte and rather imagined it wouldn’t be necessary to shout out either the fact that I’m actually at the con, or that I have a panel. But hey, I’M ACTUALLY AT THIS CON, and I’m both super excited and pants-wettingly terrified […]Read more "Fantasycon 2015 – Where on earth will I be?"
I forgot to mention so much that I love about this book, the Consequences for instance – mutations that everyone after The Blast is born with, some horrific, others barely noticeable. This terrific satire of Russian literature and culture, of modern culture in general is such a wonderful, complex, meaty read, that I was bound […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 31: The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya"
Rather excited this week as my book deal was FINALLY announced on Publisher’s Marketplace. WOOT!! It’s a two book deal with Titan Books. The first book, ESCAPOLOGY, will be out in Autumn 2016 and VIROLOGY, the second, will be out in 2017! I’ll be popping up a blog about the whole thing next Monday or […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 21: Uprooted by Naomi Novik"
I made a decision with this book, the ‘Book with magic in’, to return to fantasy. I’ve avoided fantasy since my late teens as I kinda got super bored of it. A lot of it felt the same and/or too feckin’ long. Too much stodgy world building, sexist depictions of women, tiresome tropes used the same […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 9: The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin"
This is the first of my reading challenge vlogs. Sorry it’s a bit of a patchwork, I had extreme cat interference. Been crazy for cats this months, some kind of January madness has infected them. Either way, the drama llamas are out in force. I keep meaning to film their various battles in slow-mo and […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, book one: Dust by Arthur Slade"
I did warn that this was coming. Took a tad longer than I hoped because a) blogging regularly is a habit I’ve yet to form, and b) trying to whittle these movies down to my five absolute favoured ones at this time was nigh on impossible. I’m a huge Carpenter maniac. This is a man […]Read more "Favoured Fives…John Carpenter’s Movies"