Sunday, 3 June 2018

May 2018 Reading Progress

May 2018 Books
The end of one trilogy, the start of another? Except only the first book in the Unearthed series is actually out so far and while it was fun, there wasn't quite as much substance to it as I would have liked. Ah well, back to the wonderful world of Malazan then!

  • StarMan (The Axis Trilogy #3) - Sara Douglass
  • Unearthed (Unearthed #1) - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Currently Reading:
Deadhouse Landing (Path To Ascendancy #2) - Ian C. Esslemont

Monday, 30 April 2018

April 2018 Reading Progress

April 2018 Books
Obsidio: a brilliant sequel and finale to what is now one of my favourite trilogies and for sure my favourite YA Sci Fi series (Though I'll admit I haven't read very many at all). Can't wait to see what Kaufman & Kristoff get up to next.
Norse Mythology: a bit disappointing, a bit too much biblical style writing and not quite enough fleshing out the stories which is what I thought it would be like.

  • Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
Currently Reading:
StarMan (The Axis Trilogy #3) - Sara Douglass

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]