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Updates from the Lair 10/4/15

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!). 

Yey, it’s October! I think October might be my favorite month, though all the autumn months sort of tie since I just love autumn ;-). It’s getting cold here fast so I’m hoping the trees turn colors nicely instead of just drop their leaves immediately! This week is the wedding ceremony and reception though, woot woot! So I’ll be traveling back to Minnesota and seeing a lot of friends and family. It’s actually our least packed schedule for a trip back though since normally we’re driving around all over the state, ha. Wish me luck!

My Week

The White RoseI absolutely adore the writing in this series, so I’m digging The White Rose! I don’t honestly care about people’s comparisons to Hunger Games since the magic is awesome and the characters feel like my best friends. I’ve been holding off dedicating too much time to reading The White Rose this week since I had other things that needed doing, but I probably will finish it today ;-).

The House of Shattered WingsMy wish last week came true! The House of Shattered Wings features dragons :D. The plot towards the end here has felt a bit scattered with a weird middle climax that makes the end feel like its dragging, but I have really enjoyed the unique world and will definitely be sticking with this series. The audiobook is pretty excellent too if you are into those things.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 I finished the Nebula Awards Showcase 2015! I really enjoyed trying out a lot of new-to-me authors and found a few that I’ll need to track down their other works. I’m honestly a bit confused how some of the stories count as speculative fiction though >.>. In any case, a great way to try out a bunch of short stories that are all pretty high quality.

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

Next Week’s Reading

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

The Tournament at Gorlan The Imposter Queen Last Song Before Night Owl and the City of Angels

Since I’m traveling this week, there will be lots of car time to read! These are the books I’m thinking about bringing along and trying to fit in. Which do you think would make good travel reads?

Happy Reading!

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings – Anya

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  1. White Rose and Last Song Before Night are both on my TBR list. Let me know how you enjoy them! You manage to read so many excellent books. :)
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    • White Rose is similarly addictive and fast paced as Jewel was! Last Song Before Night is the opposite since it is lyrical and slow paced but lovely ;-)

  2. Yay! I hope the leaves cooperate with you and the ceremony goes beautifully! I’m sure it will. :)
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  3. I’m glad you enjoyed House of Shattered Wings despite the uneven pacing! YESSSS DRAGONS! I was so happy to see them as well ;) Ooo Impostor Queen looks great, I love how this whole fantasy royalty thing is bleeding into the YA Genre. I also hope you’ll enjoy Last Song Berore The Night because the cover is so gorgeous and I want it.
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    • Dragoooooonnnnnnns! Yes, I liked the world and story, a lot, just wanted a bit better pacing and more character development I think. Excited for book two!

  4. You had a busy week on the blog. Happy reading and have a good week!
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  5. House of Shattered Wings features dragons??? I didn’t know that! Now I want to read it even more. :D

    Best of luck with the wedding this week!!
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  6. I am so stoked that you got The Impostor Queen. I have a copy and I am so excited, I can’t even tell you!
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