Stacking the Shelves – August 4, 2019
Stacking the Shelves / August 4, 2019

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! I have some great additions again this time!  Received for Review   The Nightjar sounds fantastic, a great contemporary fantasy set in London. I am looking forward to checking it out. Many thanks to Tor Books! OK, I was really excited when this one showed up. I really enjoyed The Last Days of Jack Sparks and am really looking forward to see what Arnopp does with this one. So many thanks to Orbit!   Walk the Wild with Me sounds like it is full of adventure and fae. Thanks so much to DAW Books! OK, I have to admit that when I first saw this I thought it was an anthologie, but it actually is more like history of science fiction focusing on major figures during the Golden Age. Thanks to Dey Street Books Oh, this one sounds like it has a couple of great horror stories in it! Looking forward to checking it out. My thanks to Harper Voyager. The Emperor’s Fist is a book 4, but the publisher mentioned it can be read…

Top Ten Tuesday – Maybe, Maybe Not TBR
Top Ten Tuesday / February 5, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right?   This week’s theme is February 5: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)   OK, so the books I listed are all ones I that I legitimately want to read, but given the whole limited time and quantity of books I want to read, these are the ones I suspect are most at risk of not moving to the ‘read’ list.                                              Let me know if you have any opinions on these, and if you have any books that you want to read but worry just won’t make it into your reading schedule.

Top Ten Tuesday – Most Recent Additions to Mt. TBR
Top Ten Tuesday / January 29, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is January 29: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List So, this one was easy. I just sorted Goodreads by Date Added, filtered out a couple I know have been on their longer, but sometimes the dates wind up wonky if I change the status or add a tag like ‘2019-release’. Anyway, here it is, the last 10 books I added. There seems to be a good mix of stuff in here:

Review: An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
Reviews / November 26, 2018

I found An Easy Death to be very easy to get in to. I immediately enjoyed getting to know Lizbeth. She is fiercely independent , speaks her mind and is quite the shot. Really, there’s not much not to like. Lizbeth, also known as Gunnie Rose, is part of a crew of “gunnies”, which are are pretty much hired protection, people skilled with handling bandits that might try to prey on their customers as they travel. Because this world they live in is a bit of a wild west, there is a good amount of lawlessness, Gunnies, while not really approved of by the law (what law there is), are a necessity if travelers want to get to their destination safely. But even for gunnies, the roads can be terribly dangerous as bandits set traps and ambushes where their victims will be lucky if their worst fate is merely being robbed of all their wealth and possessions as the bandits are likely to murder and rape as well. Like I said, it is a tough world with harsh realities. Lizbeth suffers a terrible, unthinkable loss during one of these trips with her crew, but almost immediately she is offered a…

Stacking the Shelves – November 10, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / November 10, 2018

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review I was really excited about both of these arrivals from Tor. The Traitor Baru Cormorant was really good, so I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel. And City of Broken Magic sounds like a fun read. Many thanks to Tor! … …   These were both surprise arrivals from Harper Voyager. I’d not heard of Vita Nostra before, but that amazing cover got my attention immediately, and reading the synopsis, I am excited about it! I have some catching up to do before I can read Shattered Sun, but I have heard good things about the series. My thanks to Harper Voyager! … … A couple more surprise arrivals. Mage Against the Machine sounds like it could be a fun and exciting book, plus, look at that cover!! (It’s even more impressive in real life). My thanks to Saga Press for the review copy! And Astounding is a non-fiction look at science fiction, which sounds like to could be interesting if I’m…

Friday Firsts – An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
Friday Firsts / November 9, 2018

Friday Firsts is a Friday feature here on Tenacious Reader where I spotlight the first few sentences/paragraphs of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading. I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well. CHAPTER ONE In the morning I got Chrissie to cut off all my hair. Tarken and Martin would be tinkering with the truck, which was our livelihood. Galilee would be watching Martin, because they had started seeing each other before and after work. Or she would be cleaning her little house, or washing her clothes. I never saw Galilee bored or idle. But I didn’t have to be at Martin’s until late that afternoon, so I was doing whatever I pleased. That morning I was pleased to get rid of my hair. My neighbor Chrissie was not too bright, but I’d watched her trim her husband’s hair and beard as he sat on a stool outside their cabin. She’d done a good job. She sang as she worked, in her sweet, high voice, and she told me about her youngest one’s adventures…

Stacking the Shelves – August 11, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / August 11, 2018

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review   This book is monstrous in size!! I still have to read the first volume, but it sounds like a really fun series. So many thanks to Saga Press for sending this one my way!   This is another series I am behind on, but am really curious about. My thanks to Pyr for sending me an early copy!   I find that I don’t tend to pick out Science Fiction on my own very often, but I do usually enjoy it. I hope I get a chance to read this one. Thanks to Harper Voyager for the copy!     I was so excited about this package! I really can’t thank the author enough. Not only was it completely unexpected, it was also sent overseas, and signed and came with amazing art cards. Thanks so much to Anna Smith Spark for sending this to me!!!     I love the cover on this one, and am curious about how Estep will…

Review: Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker
Reviews / April 2, 2018

In Impostor Syndrome, the excitement continues as a stark division is raised between both of the Fey courts as well as the London versus Los Angeles Arcadia Project offices. Millie is set to protect those she cares for, as well as the Arcadia Project as a whole, against all of the upheaval caused by the warring factions. I continue to really enjoy this series. I love Millie and her personality. She’s not perfect, she has some extra challenges in life, and I just love her attitude and sense of humor that she exhibits whenever she has struggles. It helps to keep things from getting too grim or dark. Another thing I like seeing is that the relationships just feel real. The Arcadia Project seems to be full of slightly dysfunctional characters, and as they each face their own challenges, they don’t always get along with one another. (which is completely natural and understandable), but despite this, when it comes down to it, they do all care for each other. So while Millie and her partner Tjuan may not always seem to mesh well personality wise, they have each others backs completely. So when Tjuan has been framed for murder, Millie…

Stacking the Shelves – March 17, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / March 17, 2018

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review   A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu – I have been loving this series, so am really excited to delve into the next one. Many thanks to DAW Books! The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell – This was a pleasant surprise arrival. I really enjoyed The Water Knife by Bacigalupi and have been curious about this collaboration. Many thanks Saga Press and Wunderkind! The Feed by Nick Clark Windo – I’ve mentioned this one before. It sounds really exciting, maybe because the addiction to online information is so relatable and the thought of losing that is really frightening 🙂 My thanks to William Morrow Sirens by Joseph Knox – This one sounds like a fun thriller with a bit of a body count. Look forward to checking it out. My thanks to Crown Publishing and Blogging for Books. Blood Orbit by K. R. Richardson – This was a surprise arrival and sounds really good. I’m currently…