Wednesday, 4 April 2018

March 2018 Reading Progress

March 2018 Books
A great selection this month! Continuing and rereading a whole range of series. Enjoying the Axis books so far, will be reading the 3rd book hopefully in April, but first I must finish the 3rd, brand new, Illuminae files book -such excitement. Of course that meant I had to reread 1 & 2, which I'm very glad I could fit into this month. Then once again caught up to date with the Throne of Glass series. Not my favourite book within the series, but still well worth a read, and hopefully the next one will be out later this year -and perhaps be the final book?

  • BattleAxe (The Axis Trilogy #1) - Sara Douglass
  • Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [Reread]
  • Enchanter (The Axis Trilogy #2) - Sara Douglass
  • Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) - Sarah J. Maas
  • Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [Reread]
Currently Reading:
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February 2018 Reading Progress

February 2018 Books
My first time reading a China Mieville book. I did enjoy, but it was a bit too drawn out for me, and though the description was very well done, there was also a bit too much of it. So I'm a bit love/hate with that one.
Dancer's Lament is the first in Esslemont's new prequel series, set before Erikson's Mazalan: Book of the Fallen series, as well as before Esslemont's own Malazan Empire books. I think his writing style has changed a bit and I found myself enjoying this one quite a bit more than the Malazan Empire books.

  • Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag #1) - China Mieville

  • Dancer's Lament (Path to Ascendancy #1) - Ian C. Esslemont

Currently Reading:
BattleAxe (The Axis Trilogy #1) - Sara Douglass

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January 2018 Reading Progress

January 2018 Books
Happy New Year everyone! I have not much to say here aside from praising Erikson and the Malazan series as a gift to all fans of epic fantasy once more. Also, I should probably read some shorter books in between these long-ass ones...

  • House of Chains (Malazan Book of the Fallen #4) - Steven Erikson [Reread]

Currently Reading:
Perdido Street Station - China Mieville

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Favourite albums of 2017

Yes, it's another list! How surprising.
Here's a bunch of my favourite albums from 2017, and favourite tracks off them too.

10. Ensiferum - Two Paths
  • Favourite Tracks: For Those About to Fight for Metal
9. Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail I
  • Favourite Tracks: Light Me Up, You Don't Know
8. Projected - Ignite My Insanity
  • Favourite Tracks: Reload
7. Threshold - Legends of the Shires
  • Favourite Tracks: The Man Who Saw Through TIme
6. Adagio - Life
  • Favourite Tracks: Subrahmanya
5. Orden Ogan - Gunmen
  • Favourite Tracks: Down Here, Forlorn and Forsaken
4. Almanac - Kingslayer
  • Favourite Tracks: Children of the Sacred Path
3. Anthriel - Transcendence
  • Favourite Tracks: Under Burning Skies, Rhapsody of Fire
2. Dragonforce - Reaching Into Infinity
  • Favourite Tracks: The Edge of the World, Ashes of the Dawn
1. Ayreon - The Source
  • Favourite Tracks: Everybody Dies, Run! Apocalypse! Run! 
Runner Up mentions (in no particular order):
Alestorm - No Grave Bu the Sea
Eluveitie - Evocation II: Pantheon
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
Voyager - The Ghost Mile
Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire

Sunday, 31 December 2017

December 2017 Reading Progress

December 2017 Books
So much for increasing my reading speed this month, I barely even had time off anyway. Children of time had some very interesting concepts and science-fiction-y stuff going for it, but storyline-wise was quite slow. Also do NOT read if you're arachnophobic. Rowan of Rin was mostly just good nostalgia and great a a children's (middle grade) book, the sequel was even slightly better with some more exciting pacing and danger.

  • Rowan of Rin (Rowan of Rin #1) - Emily Rodda
  • Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Rowan and the Travellers (Rowan of Rin #2) - Emily Rodda

Currently Reading:
House of Chains (Malazan Book of the Fallen #4) - Steven Erikson [Reread]

Thursday, 30 November 2017

November 2017 Reading Progress

November 2017 Books
Memories of Ice took me a loooonnggg time, but I was also quite distracted with a whole bunch of other things going on this month, so I expect December may be a little more productive for reading. On the other hand, it does genuinely take a while to get through any Malazan book, especially if you're trying to take everything in properly and occasionally have to flip back and forth a bit to keep up. Worth it though!

  • Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) - Steven Erikson [Reread]
Currently Reading:
Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

October 2017 Reading Progress

October 2017 Books
A great month for getting through a number of shorter books, and getting a little further on my Malazan re-read!
Technically I have read the Seventh Tower series before as well, but given that was probably back in my early teens, I can hardly remember a thing about them so it's almost like reading for the first time?

  • Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2) - Steven Erikson [Reread]
  • The Seventh Tower Volumes 1-3 - Garth Nix
    • The Fall (The Seventh Tower #1)
    • Castle (The Seventh Tower #2)
    • Aenir (The Seventh Tower #3)

  • The Ice Dragon - George R R Martin & Luis Royo (illustrator)
  • Spiderlight - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Currently Reading:
Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) - Steven Erikson [Reread]