What Are You Reading? (April 2016)

Haven’t thrown this segment up in a handful of months. But it’s back. What are you guys reading currently? I want to know. Know of any good books your fellow bloggers and I should be checking out? Let us know. What books do you have on the to be read pile? If appropriate, link your most recent book review, either from your blog or on Goodreads. Promote yourself a bit!

I’m currently listening to Dawn of Wonder, by Jonathan Renshaw, which is a brand new fantasy tale about a young boy named Aeden who makes it his express goal in life to wage war on a country of slavers after his village is attacked. Little does he know how difficult the road to even attempting such a feat will be, and in the meantime greater threats are brewing right under his nose.

Next I plan on finishing Brian Staveley’s Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series, with The Last Mortal Bond. And after that N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season, of which I’ve heard great things.

I am currently not accepting ARCs, or other books for review (unless you have them available as an audiobook). I apologize.

Anywho, what are you guys reading? What are you writing? Let me know in the comments below.

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40 thoughts on “What Are You Reading? (April 2016)

  1. James Lee Burke’s “House Of The Rising Sun”. Burke’s one of my favorite crime writers. This is kind of weird, it’s a neo-western, taking place from 1888 to the 20’s. Compelling.

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  2. I’m reading Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale – The Final Chapter, a series of emails between Russell T. Davies and Doctor Who Magazine’s Benjamin Cook. It’s without a doubt the longest book I’ve ever read, since it’s essentially an interview that lasts for about two-and-a-half years. And over the course of it, Davies covers everything about what living as a writer is like. It’s written in a way that you don’t even have to like his work to understand it. It’s the most accurate, honest, realistic and entertaining description of how it feels to live with the pathological desire to tell stories and entertain people. Honestly, if anyone else here’s a writer, I can’t recommend it enough. You don’t even need to have seen an episode to get it. And as a fan, I can speak from the heart here: nothing else has ever been so insightful into the life of a television show-runner. It’s addictive. It’s so accurate that I even cried a little bit at times. It’s like it’s written specifically for me, almost as if he was inside my brain as he wrote it.

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  3. I’m in that unfortunate period when a book I’ve tried to read recently has put me off reading for a while. I wouldn’t recommend Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as I just couldn’t connect to the book and it put me off reading anything else as well. (This is a thing by the way my Dad didn’t read for 20 years because of Wuthering Heights).
    I do however have Benedict Jacka’s latest book in the Alex Verus series, Burned, ready to read. His books always get me excited about reading again, so I’m looking forward to finding the time to delve in.

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  4. I’m currently reading The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks and I really can’t get myself to care about the story or the characters… I am at 80% of the book, so it’s a little disappointing but since I trust your reviews (and since the 3rd book is very well rated), I think I will give the 2nd book a chance…

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    1. Oh, sorry if I led you astray. The first book does wander a bit. And the motives of the characters are questionable. The series does become far more enjoyable though.


      1. Oh no not at all! Actually when I read your review of the Black Prism, I knew that the first book wouldn’t be very “enjoyable”! 🙂 It is your review of the 3rd that encouraged me to pick the series in the first place !

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  5. Currently I’m trying to complete Slow Horses by Mick Herron. It is the first book in the River Cartwright series and its second, Dead Lions, won the Gold Dagger award (read that last year).
    My latest boom review was of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. It won the 2011 Man Booker Prize and is currently being adapted for the big screen. Here’s the link :

    As for writing, I’m doing a romantic series on the blog called “Love Happened One Day.” Link to episode 1 here : http://wp.me/p6I4gE-9z
    I’m also writing a crime novel and hope to get it published.
    Great interactive post. Those shelves of book, are they from your own room? If so, they look imposing and staggering.
    Have a great day. Thank you. 🙂

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      1. A family friend bequeathed them to me when she passed. Because she heard I liked Star Trek. I don’t remember ever talking to her about it. But she also knew I liked to read. So she left me with her entire collection of Star Trek novels. It was an incredible gift.

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      2. Yeah it was. Books are always an amazing and wonderful thing to gift someone. And entire collection, wow!
        I presume you’d have finished at least 60-70% of the collection?


      3. I’ve read quite a lot of Trek books, so I’d probably just admire it from afar, and get the ones I’m interested in, from the library, rather than tackle that.

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  6. My reading list is currently all over the place ranging from comic books, over biographies and science stuff, to science fiction and fantasy… (see Goodreads)
    I recently finished The Two Towers for the first time and after this much English decided to pick up a German book for a change and am now back in between the “Pages of the World” with its second part “Nightland” by Kai Meyer (Review Part One).
    It’s a kind of YA novel about people with the abilities to perform something similar to magic through using the power hidden between the pages of their soul-book.
    It’s not the most incredible of stories, but the world is fascinating and interesting and if it’s ever translated to English certainly worth checking out for a bibliophile. 😉

    Additionally there are also “A Bear called Paddington” that I bought on our recent trip to London and started while waiting for something and “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe” that I occasionally pick up to read a few pages. And lots of other stuff that just waits for me to get around to reading it…

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  7. 30% through “The Last Mortal Bond” by Brian Staveley and I have “Saint’s Blood”, the third book in Sebastien De Castell’s Greatcoats series waiting for me at the finish line.

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  8. Just finished The DaVinci Code for first time – infinitely better than movie an I loved the movie. Tonight I began – again, for the first time – The Hobbit, Tolkien. I can’t believe I haven’t read it before, better late than never. Finally moved on from re-reading Terry Goodkind over and over.

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  9. I just finished The Silo Series by Hugh Howey and LOVED it! Wool is the best dystopian story I’ve read to date and I can’t wait to read everything else he’s written. I’ve got reviews up for Wool and Shift and will get Dust up soon:



    I’m getting ready to start The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. I’ve heard really great things and I’m excited to start it!

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