Library Used Book Haul 6/21

On 6/21 I went to my local library system’s annual used book sale and found some fun looking books. They are:

The Origins of WWI 1871-1914


Passchendaele: The Untold Story


In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign


The Spanish Civil War


The Mythology of South America


Anatomy & Physiology for Dummies


The Story of the Stone

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Heroes, Rogues and Lovers: Testosterone and Behavior


and the crown jewel, Underwater Dogs



While today I went to Barnes and Noble and got



Dreams of Distant Shores


and Under Heaven



I’ve been editing, fixing my query and wrote a synopsis for my book. I’m going to send out a batch of queries tomorrow. After that I’m going to take a few days and power-read a couple books. What are you up to?

Break in postings coming up

For the last month I have not reading anything, as I am still finishing an editing draft for one of my books. I expect I will finish the draft soon, and when I do I will start reading again. Honestly I needed the month-long break in reading for the sake of relaxing a bit. Anyway, what this means is that after my A Game of Thrones book review goes up I’m going to stop updates for a few weeks while I finish editing/start reading again.


What are you reading? Have any of you started reading anything good lately?

Favorite Books So Far This year

We’ve reached the halfway point for both the year and Mount Readmore 2017. I think I’m ready to make some announcements for my favorite books so far this year.

Overall The Library at Mount Char is my favorite book of the year so far.


My favorite ‘Kickass Female Protagonist’ book of the year (so far) is  With Blood Upon the Sand


My favorite WWI book is The Price of Glory


My favorite EPIC fantasy book so far this year is Words of Radiance


The Heartbreak award goes to Miranda and Caliban


The best Audiobook I’ve listened to so far this year is The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

and finally the award for Technically Skilled Prose goes to The Tower at Stony Wood



In other news, I’m not reading anything presently. I’m letting my backlog of books go live one by one while I take time to write and edit instead. Unfortunately I can’t read and work on my own stories at the same time, so I have to take this time off. I hope to begin reading again in about a week. I must say that I’m enjoying taking so many weeks off of reading. What books have you enjoyed so far this year?