Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time Flies When You're Reading

Wow it's been a long time since I've posted!

I'm still here... still reading, and boy have I read some amazing books by some amazing authors!

The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon (plus sequel)

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey (plus sequels)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor (plus sequels) (I can't stop thinking about this series!!!)

Neptunes Blood - Charles Stross (plus others, incl some of the Laundry files)

Fade to Black - Francis Knight

That last one is what I'm reading right now. I started it after finishing one of the Laundry files by Charles Stross (I LOVE his writing style), so I still had quite a book hangover from that. I didn't know what to read next, so I was surfing the Kobo suggestions and just clicked on Fade to Black and started reading without thinking about it or checking the blurb.

The writing suckered me in so fast! It was so easy to read, but not 'leave-your-brain-at-the-door' easy, I mean it was well written (unlike this blog!). It suckered me in so bad and I'm panicking now coz I think I'm near the end.

At some point while reading a book I will obsess about it, and will Google search it to death until I've researched every single thing I can about the book, the author, the author's cat, and when the next book is out.

I haven't done this with Fade to Black yet, and I feel like it's slipping out of my fingers! Yikes!

I LOVE this book, and don't want it to end.

I'm off now to go research it.

I hope there's sequels. That's 'sequels' plural!

I'll cover the other books I mentioned above at some point in the future, because goddammit they're excellent and deserve to be talked about.

In other news I've written the first sentence of a new book idea that's been in my head for years. I'm hoping I'll write the second sentence sometime this decade. We shall see.