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
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?
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 52/100
A Game of Thrones By George RR Martin
Finished on 5/30/2017
Genres: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Adult
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 51/100
The War and the future By John Masefield
Finished on 5/26/2017
Genres: WWI, History book
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?
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 50(!)/100
City of Stairs By Robert Jackson Bennett
Finished on 5/22/2017
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Kickass Female Protagonist, Adult, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Secondary World Fantasy, Thriller, Politics
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 49/100
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction By Michael Eliot Howard
Finished on 5/22/2017
Genres: WWI History Book, Military
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
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?
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 48/100
The Invisible Library By Genevieve Cogman
Finished on 5/14/2017
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Victorian, Humor, Steampunk
Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 47/100
The Little Book of Common Sense investing By John Bogle
Finished on 5/10/2017
Genres: Investing Advice, Money, Finance
This week I am listening to the audiobook for Academ’s Fury
That’s it! Instead of reading I am focusing on editing a book so I can start sending it out to agents. So far this week I’ve written about 10,000 words. What are all of you up to?