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Updates from the Lair 1/03/16

Updates from the Lair

Updates from the Lair is my weekly wrap-up post that includes what happened in my real life, what I’ve been reading, my posts from the week, and what I’m thinking about reading next week (and would love your advice on!). 

Definitely almost typed 2015 just now, oops! Happy New Year everyone :D. I celebrated the new year by catching a cold and then scratching my ear without realizing it and going to the ER worried about my eardrum before finding out it was just a scratch that bled a lot, woohoo. In any case, I’m curled up on the couch coughing and reading awesome books.

My Week

GlyphbinderI read Glyphbinder on my way home from the holidays this week and quite enjoyed it! As you can see from the cover, the magic involves drawing glyphs and it was a lot of fun to discover. I had some minor quibbles, but over all an excellent small press read!

Black WolvesI am also working through Black Wolves! I can obviously see where the hype for this epic fantasy is coming from because these characters and world are excellent :D. I love the time jumps between parts too since it is giving me a unique perspective on historical events that weren’t recorded quite how they happened ;-). I’m exactly halfway through, so hopefully I’ll finish this week!

And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:

Next Week’s Reading

(books up next on the reading list, thoughts?)

Rosemary and Rue The Rogue Retrieval Secrets of Valhalla The Immortals

This week we’re starting our read along of Rosemary and Rue, so feel free to join us! I also need to start a new eARC and I’m thinking The Rogue Retrieval will be first up since it sounds fun. I might also try Secrets of Valhalla and The Immortals depending on my mood when I need to bribe myself to go to the gym ;-).

What are you starting the year with?

Happy Reading!

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings – Anya

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  1. I’m REALLY excited about The Immortals. Can’t wait to get a copy myself.
    I definitely want to read Black Wolves someday too. I’m still so overwhelmed by all the fantasy books I want to read, I really wish I had started reading fantasy a lot earlier :D
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    • Haha, I know the feeling. I feel like fantasy is really gaining in popularity and so much is being published that I don’t know how to handle it!

  2. Oh, a re-read of Rosemary and Rue? Tempting!

    Happy New Year!
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  3. Just looked Black Wolves up and it sounds amazing!!
    And I think I’m in love with the cover of Secrets of Valhalla <3 it's so pretty!!! D:
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  4. Oh no! I hope you get better soon! Dad just came down with a cold yesterday too. And now he’s all grumpy because he JUST got over a virus that lasted 2 weeks. *laughs* I told him that’s what happens when he spends all day or all night out in the cold. (He drives a taxi.)
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    • Oh that sucks, men never handle being sick very well ;-). That’s the worst though when you just start to feel better and then get hit again, ugh! I hope he feels better!

  5. Ouch. Hope you feel better very soon!!! I seem to have a milder version, but it has sapped my energy as well.

    I had started to read Bova’s Death Wave, but it is so dark and depressing that I am switching to something lighter for a while.
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  6. Oh boy, what a start to the new year! I hope the cold goes away and your ear heals up soon. At least you’re getting in some good reading!
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  7. Eep, a bleeding ear? That is pretty scary. I’m glad it’s nothing serious :)

    Happy New Year! And I’m looking forward to reading Rosemary & Rue with you guys
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    • Yeah, I was pretty darn freaked out, but turns out it was nothing haha.

      I think I’m going to have to start Rosemary and Rue today ;-)

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