Exciting and at the same time terrifying things are happening to me these days and I can't wait to see where things lead me. May probably will be a slow reading month as a lot of things are going on, so bear with me. On the other hand, I'll catch up with reviews, so yay!
In the renewed Music Diggin' Friday I'm going to write about all kinds of music related stuff. Lists, new releases, concerts, and whatever shit that comes to mind.
So, this is a slow week, and I was supposed to write a review, but I just can't be arsed to do it right now, so decided I'll bring back the Sneak Peek instead. It's been a while I had these monthly posts, but life was quite hectic and in the end I usually ended up with totally different reading schedules, lol. Well, I'm not going to pretend that I'll stick to this list, though I most probably will this time around.
During my Advent Book Calendar event I'm going to reveal 1 book a day until the 24th (the last one will be a bit different), a book me or Jen loved this year (regardless when it was published) with a little explanation. Keep checking back, I will update this post as the month progresses.
November started with a nice long weekend, which I made longer by being sick. Yay me! On top of it some nice changes are going on in my life, so I could kick this month off on a good note. Honestly I don't expect much from this month excitement wise. I'll read a few books, will post things. We'll have all of our SPFBO semi-finalists ready too so the real fun can began.
October. I have a confession to make: this is the month I hate the most. Or more like, this month seems to hate me the most. Anyway, I'm determined to break the curse this year.
I like September. The weather cools to a bearable degree, I can get out my leather jacket and boots. Yay! Also, we are getting closer to BristolCon, only 1,5 months away now! SPFBO continues, the semi-finalists are getting announced slowly and things are getting interesting. Also, my blog will be six months old! Can you believe that? So let's see what I have in store for you this month!
My blog will be 6 months old in September and I wanted to thank you for being awesome. I teamed up with Benedict Patrick Ulff Lehmann and C.T. Phipps to host a #bookgiveaway! For more info read the post!
I'm so excited! August will be fun. SPFBO had started yesterday and I decided to shake up my schedule a bit so I could fit some of my picks of the FBR lot in as soon as I can, so I'll have time to read our semi-finalists toward the end of the year. Maybe it's not a surprise by now, but I'm taking part in the competition as advisor for Fantasy Book Review. Soon I'll have my own SPFBO page up here on the blog and have some other plans in the making too regarding our 30 books 🙂
David Hambling is a journalist, traveller, and author of several Lovecraftian horror novels. the Harry Stubbs series amongst these. He took some time off his busy schedule to answer some of my questions!
Damien Black, author of the Broken Stone Chronicle series, SPFBO finalist who ended up snatching the third place thanks to the tie on the second place. Ex-journalist, ex-musician (although you can never stop being a musician deep, deep down). I've pretty much publicised already in my Devil's Night Dawning review how I got to meet him and how he played a big part of my being here today, so I won't repeat myself. Let's just say he is one of the nicest people I've ever met and he made me into a sorceress, lol 🙂 He is currently being busy writing book 3 of his epic fantasy series, but took the time to answer some questions!
Here is what I plan to do in July: read, write reviews, host some authors, listen to music, redesinging and getting ready for #SPFBO 🙂 All fun stuff.
Some Distant Sunrise is a powerfully emotional, dark tale of addiction, second chances, choices and life. One the writing makes even more real, where you can almost feel the needle's cold, metallic touch on your arm, the biting cold of the night and feel the pressure of the world as it closes on you, taste the desperation in the air.
Here is what's to come in June: going to read @Willowhugger, @RoboftheHayes, @SmilingDarkly, @NadineBrandes, @David_Hambing. Extra shout out to @AdrianGdMag and @DominickMurray6 for their upcoming book!
In my May Sneak Peek I promised two interviews. One of the gentlemen who agreed to be interrogated by me was none other than @UlffLehmann, author of Shattered Dreams. It was a fun experience 🙂
An anthology which is hard to put down and a must read for grimdark lovers. But be warned: it will leave you with a feeling of uncleannes and questions you don't want to answer.
"This story is like a great song which makes you feel calm, angry, happy, sad, surprised with its melodies and lyrics."