Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- 4.5 Star Review – Les Miserables (Friday Film Review)
- 4.5 Star Review – Presumed Dead by Shirley Wells
- 4 Star Review – Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Alternative Romance Review)
- 3.5 Star Review – Blood by Moonlight by Jocelynn Drake, Terry Garey & Caris Roane
- 3.5 Star Review – Yesterday’s Heroes by Heather Long
- 3 Star Review – Trickster by Jeff Somers
- 3 Star Review – Abandon by Meg Cabot
- Carolyn’s Postbag Highlights: Selection of Books I Bought in January
- Debut Author Spotlight: Shah Warton “Finding Esta” (New Adult Urban Fantasy)
- BCC’s Top 5 Books: The best books you should be reading right now! (#4)
- Cover Art: Damn Him to Hell by Jamie Quaid (US Edition)
- Cover Art: ACID by Emma Pass (UK Edition)
- Haunted Sanctuary Blog Tour: Excerpt from Sanctuary Unbound & Enter to win all FOUR of the original Red Rock Pass ebooks (Ends 30/01/13)
I started the week by finishing off Divide & Conquer, book #4 in the Cut & Run series by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux. I know I keep saying it but these books are SO GOOD. I can’t get enough of Ty and Zane, which is why I want to start book #5 straight away. But, having been advised to read Warrior’s Cross by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux before Armed & Dangerous, as it will enhance my enjoyment, I will be holding off on Book #5 while I read Warrior’s Cross.
I also started Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh this week, number #5 in the Guild Hunter series. This is one of my favourite series and so far it’s pretty good. I read this one when I’m in the bath as it’s a paperback, whereas the others I read on my iPad Mini I’m still reading Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis, the thrid book in the Lucky Harbor contemporary romance series. I’m enjoying it, but it hasn’t grabbed me like the previous two yet… and I’m half way through Disintegrated by David Moody, which I hope to finish soon.
Wow! I have NOT been productive on the reading front but it’s felt that is all I have been doing. A few days of the work lurgy has meant I had additional time to read and generally feel sorry for myself in between blowing my nose. You would have thought I would have gotten through more books.
So I finished Lover Unbound by J.R.Ward and I am still recovering from the smacks I got from both Gemma and Laura for only just liking rather than loving the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I will probably finish the series just not right away. I have been busy trying to catch up on reviews and finished Skylark by Meagan Spooner, which I loved and that should be posted soon so keep your eye out to find out why. I also broke down and bought the paper version of Wrayth from the Order series by my fave author Philippa Ballantine. I had been waiting for it to be released as an e-book but couldn’t wait any longer. I think I waited a tiny bit too long because now I can’t remember what happened and need to go back and re-read the ending of book 2. I am currently reading Planesrunner by Ian McDonald which I am enjoying, especially as the Dad in it works at Imperial College… just like me! (although he is a fictional character and I’m not…. at least I don’t think I am….). I still haven’t finished Osiris by E. J. Swift, but need to get back to it.
I hope you have had a more successful week reading than I have. Happy reading!
Hey Everyone! Hope that you are all safe and the bad weather hasn’t affected you too much, (if you live in Britain – if you live elsewhere in the world, I hope you are all safe too but because I’m not familiar with what the weather is like elsewhere, I can’t comment! :)) The bad weather does mean you can snuggle up with a book, though where I live it wasn’t too bad.
Well I have almost finished Unforeseen by Laura Grimley and fingers crossed by the time you read this I will have done so. It has been a bit of a surprising read for me. This is because it seemed very similar to J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series at the beginning, but although there are some similar themes it’s a very different beast and I am really enjoying it. How it will end is such a mystery!
Last week, I had said I was going to read Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake next, but I have decided to postpone it for a week in an effort to try and get Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia read before the film comes out. I really quite fancy this film. The more I see the trailer the more it seems to interest me.
Last week, I said I would go and see Wreck-It Ralph. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to go see it. I will catch this when it goes on general release in February though. I also didn’t manage to go see Django Unchained. The reason for missing these films was the numerous weather warnings and the fact I have been uber busy this week at work. When I have come home, I have crashed out in front of the TV. I hope to get to the pictures this week.
Last but not least, my resolutions. Well, I have technically not broken my no buying new books, even though I did buy three books. The reason being I used a mixture of Christmas money and gift vouchers to buy them. I’ll let you all be the judge. So what are the books that tempted me to spend my vouchers and Christmas money?
After being convinced by both Melanie and Rebecca, I crumbled and bought Heartless by Gail Carriger. I had read up to book 3 in the series before, but had abandoned the series due to the ending of it. I do still have Timeless on my TBR list, so really it hasn’t broke any rules as it is a series I need to catch up on.
The second book I bought with my amazon gift voucher was The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines. This was all due to stumbling onto his website and reading a bit more about the books he writes. As I love all things fairy-tale and I enjoy the TV show Once Upon A Time, I decided to buy it.
The last book I purchased with my Christmas money. While perusing Twitter, I saw a tweet from the Blackwell Bookshop in Edinburgh offering signed books. I ended up buying a signed copy of Railsea by China Mieville.
So that’s my week in a nutshell. Until next week, toodles!
This week I’ve read Hysteria by Megan Miranda, it grabbed my attention from the off and I couldn’t stop reading until I turned the final page, review to come soon. I’ve also started Pantomime by Laura Lam, it’s another one that has started off well, so my hopes are quite high for another good read, I’ll let you know how it goes.
It’s unbelievable! I have bought no new books this week. Shocking I know, yet my pulse is normal and no hot flushes yet, if things change I will have to purchase a new book next week.
Next week I intend to finish off Pantiomime and read Partials by Dan Wells, if I manage to get through them both, I’ll pick up Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. Hope you have a great week and happy reading.
So this week has been a fairly busy reading week, as I finished off Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole, the great second instalment in the Shadow Ops series, before moving onto The Trouble with Fate by Leigh Evans. This is a fantastic new series that mixes fae with werewolves, sure to create a whole host of trouble!
Dead Romantic by C. J. Skuse was up next, although I wasn’t as impressed by this book as I would have liked to have been. The pace picked up with witch YA novel Chime by Franny Billingsley, with all of my reviews for these books coming up soon on BCC!
Next on my reading agenda is paranormal romance, Changeling Moon by Dani Harper, another werewolf novel which I can’t wait to get stuck into as the cover is definitely intriguing.
Elsewhere I have decided to take the plunge and move with the times, having ordered… *drum roll please*… a Kindle Paperwhite! Whilst I still much prefer my paperbacks and hardbacks, I have accepted that there are so many more books (particularly review books) available on the e-market that just aren’t available in a physical copy. I’ll share my opinions in next week’s roundup!