{Wrap Up} September 2017 – Week 3

What I Reviewed:

As always, my reviews are linked to each photo included. Simply click on the photo to be taken to the review if you’ve not yet seen them. 🙂 

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by Marit Weisenberg
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Young Adult / Contemporary Romance / Sci-Fi (allegedly). This was a Netgalley ARC review which I unfortunately did not enjoy. Stilted characters, hardly any plot and unfortunately it failed to deliver on its Science Fiction premise at all.

The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles

Young Adult / Mythology / LGBT. This was one of my favorite reads of the year! A true triumph of its genre. Beautiful and moving and achingly real. I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance and wants a good cry.


What I’m Currently Reading:

The Tiger’s Daughter
by K Arsenault Rivera
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Fantasy / LGBT. Another Netgalley ARC. I only just started this and am about 20% in but I’m struggling with it for one very big reason. I’m hoping that it turns around/picks up a bit soon.

The Dark North
Anthology w/ numerous authors
The Dark North

Art / Dark Fantasy / Anthology. Since this is publishing in October, I figured I’d pick it up now. Really intriguing thus far, with some awesome artwork. I love dark fantasy and horror, so I’m thoroughly enjoying this!

Wrath
by John Gwynne
Wrath

Fantasy / Epic Fantasy. The fourth and final book in Gwynne’s fantastic series The Faithful and the Fallen. I’ve literally just started it, so there’s not much to say about it thus far. I’m quite excited to see how the story ends, although I’ll miss these characters and this world a great deal!


Books I Hauled:

Nothing to really report on quite yet! I’m going to make a full Book haul post later this upcoming week. Unfortunately, I’m still sans Mistborn. My order is lost in the mail – twice. I won’t be ordering from Book Depository again, that’s for certain!


Netgalley/Edelweiss Update

With The Tiger’s Daughter, I will have officially brought my Netgalley review % up to 100%! So with that in mind, I’ve taken the liberty of requesting a bunch of new titles, so hopefully I’ll have some approvals to report on next week!


Writing Update

I wrote just under 4,000 words this week for my WIP. It’s very exciting to be making any sort of progress, albeit slow progress.

I’m really intrigued by the fact that one of my planned ancillary characters in the story has already started speaking to me quite loudly. It’s interesting how even the best laid plans can sort of be pushed aside within a first draft. I’m trying to use my outline as a roadmap, but also to not ignore those stories that ask to be told as I’m actually sitting behind the keyboard. It’ll be interesting to see where that particular voice takes the story as it develops a bit more.


How is your month going? Reading anything great? Writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below!

xoxo

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  1. Sounds like you’ve had my luck lately with books you didn’t enjoy!

    I’m trying hard to get back ahead on reading. I was a whole month ahead on blogging and reading but now I’m writing for this week!

    Life got really busy. My daughter got let go from physical therapy very suddenly and without warning. Pretty much the therapist said she wasn’t progressing and let her go…while her regular therapist wasn’t in the office.

    So, I’ve been scrambling to find her a new therapy clinic since the orthopedist and geneticist both say she needs therapy.

    I feel like my blog and reading have taken a bit of a backseat to real life. But, we have official evaluations at a new clinic tomorrow and I hope that I fall into a new routine quickly.

    Trying now to catch up with everyone I follow!

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