Upcoming Read Alongs and More

Chupacabra has spotted something!
Chupacabra has spotted something!

Heya Folks! We’re wrapping up the read along of Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey and planning the read along of Book 2, Kushiel’s Justice. Looks like we will be starting that read along March 20th. I’ll put out an official post once we have that settled. If you’re interested in joining, just leave me a comment and I’ll add you to the weekly emails.

WardDarkLoverAlso going on right now is a fun group read of J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series over on Facebook. It’s 13 books and we’re going to try to do 1 book a week, but that might get modified as we go forward. The awesome Cyndi Marie is organizing this read along. So if you have read series and want to join in the fun discussions (and little contests with prizes) or if you are simply craving some vampire romance, go check that out.

McGuireALocalHabitationIf urban fantasy is more your style, I’m very excited to say that we’ll be continuing the October Daye series (by Seanan McGuire) with Book 2, A Local Habitation. I really enjoyed Book 1 and it has been a test of my will to wait for the read along of Book 2 to start. You can find all the info and keep up with discussions posts over at the GoodReads SF/F Read Alongs Group. Lisa of Over the Effing Rainbow has organized this one. Just because I am really excited about it, here’s the schedule:

Week 1: Saturday 5th March, Chapters 1-8 hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Saturday 12th March, Chapters 9-16 – hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 3: Saturday 19th March, Chapters 17-25 – hosted by Books By Proxy
Week 4: Saturday 26th March, Chapters 26-end – hosted by The Bibliosanctum

LynchLiesOfLockeLamoraNext, Imyril of X+1 blog is organizing a read along in April of The Lies of Locke Lamora, which is Book 1 of The Gentlemen Bastard series by Scott Lynch. I love these books! I’m sorely tempted to participate, but I will have to see how much is on my plate. Plus I did a read along of these books before with The Little Red Reviewer. Hopefully, Book 4, The Thorn of Emberlain, will be out later this year so it would be great to reread them…. Argh! The torture of having too many great books to read! Again, you can find out all the details over on the SF/F Read Along group.

Luxor as a bookstand.
Luxor as a bookstand.

I also want to take a moment to send a big thank you to Paul of Audio Book Reviewer who heard I have been ill. He mailed some audiobooks to me to help me while away the time. I’m very excited to be digging into these. I have a little confession – I have never read a Star Wars book. Yep, this SF fan hasn’t read a single Star Wars book. Now, thanks to Paul, I have Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi, and I love his Iron Druid Chronicles. Thank you Paul!

In January, I unexpectedly spent nearly a week in the hospital. Pneumonia was one culprit. Pulmonary hypertension was another. And it looks like I have another lung issue going on but I won’t know until I talk to the specialist (pulmonologist) in early March. I’ve been on 24/7 oxygen since I went into the hospital.  My face is very tired of being leashed to an oxygen unit. Anyway, I was pretty tired when I got out of the hospital, but I’m getting back into blogging. My life is lots of audiobooks, a little bit of questionable TV, and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV.

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