I thought I would give a quick rundown on what I'm reading at the moment:
The Miller book has a very different feel than her previous works, thanks mostly to the liberal use of the 'F' word in the first 30-40 pages. But I seem to be enjoying it so far despite that. And I'm just 40 pages in the Watson book, but I like the sense of humor in it so far. I seem to dig his writing style, and the main character as well.
I'm also trying to read The Gathering Storm by Jordan & Sanderson. I've skipped books 10 and 11 (read plot summaries online) because I couldn't make it through either of those. I decided that if I wanted to finish the series, I would need to skip ahead to Sanderson's books. I'm about 100 pages into it, and still feeling a little burned out on the series, thanks to the previous 4-5 books. But I'll plug away every so often with the hopes the book will pull me back in.
Might as well start the blog off with this week's list of new fantasy releases!
-Rise of the King: Companion Codex, II
-Grimm: The Killing Time by Tim Waggoner
-The Brothers Cabal (Johannes Cabal Novels Book 4) by Jonathan L. Howard
-The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey
-Incarnate (A Spellmason Chronicle) by Anton Stout
-Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution by Keith R.A. DeCandido
-Die and Stay Dead by Nicholas Kaufmann
-Generation 18: The Spook Squad 2 by Keri Arthur
-The Iron Druid Chronicles 6-Book Bundle: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered, Tricked, Trapped, Hunted by Kevin Hearne
After an almost 2 month break, I've decided to restart the blog. I really thought the blog was dead for good, but after some time away, I realized I missed it. Without the incentive of the blog, I was no longer keep track of new release dates, book deals, and just generally felt a bit disconnected. So I just renewed the blog for another 12 months (instead of 3-6 months like I had been).
While I was away, I did start a tech blog at jmcunningham.net. I enjoyed that initially, and know having a personal tech blog is good for my career. But, I didn't realize how much work goes into writing tech articles. I enjoy it, but the time it takes to write those blogs posts (ofter an hour or two) is time I would rather spend learning something new (or reading something fun!).
I don't know how many of you guys/gals will stumble across this site again, but for those that do...nice to see you again
Below is this week's list of new fantasy releases:
-The Magician's Land: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy) by Lev Grossman (concludes the trilogy)
-Severed Souls (Sword of Truth Book 14) by Terry Goodkind
-Blood Games: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill
-The House of the Four Winds: Book One of One Dozen Daughters by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
-Cast in Flame (The Chronicles of Elantra) by Michelle Sagara
-Downfall: A Cal Leandros Novel by Rob Thurman
-Revenant: A Greywalker Novel by Kat Richardson
-The Guild of Assassins: Book Two of The Majat Code by Anna Kashina
-Dust and Light: A Sanctuary Novel by Carol Berg
-Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore
-The Widow's House (The Dagger and the Coin) by Daniel Abraham
-The Wandering Dragon (Children of the Dragon Nimbus) by Irene Radford
-The Song of Albion Collection: The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, and The Endless Knot by Stephen R. Lawhead
Today only, 23 (!) L.E. Modesitt, Jr. books are on sale in the Kindle store for $2.99 each. I believe this includes every Recluce and Imager book. I plan to pick up EVERY book in both series that I don't already own. You can find the deal here.
Edit: If you buy the Kindle edition, it looks like you can add the Audio book for $2.99 each too. So for $5.98, you can get the audio and ebook editions! (Note, I've only checked 2 books so far. I don't have time to buy all 23 before I leave for church..so doublecheck the audio/whispersync for voice price before you buy).