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Updates from the Lair 2/28/16

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!). 

Hello lovelies! How was your February? We’ve had some very confused weather around here with 50 degrees and then a winter storm with a foot of snow and then it all melts a day later! I’ve been getting a lot of work done on my dissertation and I started a new diet a couple weeks ago and am already down ten pounds :D. I didn’t want to mention it until I was sure I could stick with it, but I think this is going to work after the first two weeks and I’m really excited!

My Week

A Gathering of ShadowsI read A Gathering of Shadows this week and it was marvelous! It surpassed book one and tore out my heart. I normally don’t get super into romantic plotlines, but this got to me. I love how much the world and magic system developed along with some great friendships. Highly recommended!

The Last Days of MagicI started the audiobook of The Last Days of Magic also this week and I’m on the fence so far. There is a lot of info dumping disguised as characters thinking about things in the beginning. I have high hopes though given others thoughts I’ve seen so far! Plus the narration is lovely.

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 Star-Touched Queen Dissension Heir to the Sky Tell the Wind and Fire

I’m currently reading books for my not so secret project and these are the top four possibilities so far! I’ve read the first chapter of each and see a lot of promise, so which are you most excited about?

Which book are you most excited about?

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Happy Reading!

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings – Anya

© 2016, Anya. All rights reserved.


  1. A GATHERING OF SHADOWS WAS AMAZING, YESSSS. I cannot believe we have to wait forever for the next book. Ugh.

    • Yes so so good! Made me love the series way more. I enjoyed book one, but wasn’t as obsessed as everyone, but now I see the light ;-)

  2. Your diet sounds like magic – I know it is hard work though, congrats :)
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    • Haha, I guess it’s all about finding something that you can stick to and this one I definitely can. It focuses on what you can eat instead of what you can’t, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out haha

  3. That’s great about the new diet! Keep up the good work. :)

    Hmmmmm. I was curious about The Last Days of Magic, since I heard it has fairies in it. But I’ll wait until I’ve read your review and others before I decide whether to check it out.
    Sara L. recently posted…Time Flies!: February 2016My Profile

  4. Congrats on the diet!!!

    With the wild weather, we have lots of clouds …. so I’m looking for fun, upbeat books. Any recommendations???
    Barbara recently posted…Updates from the Lair 2/28/16My Profile

  5. It’s been a crazy month of weather. We had everything from snow to warm to tornado warning. :P Congrats on the new diet! That’s an incredible change in just a few weeks! Good luck with the dissertation!
    Kel recently posted…Quick Life UpdateMy Profile

    • Wow! We didn’t have a tornado fortunately, haha. Thanks :D Yeah, it’s the one Tabitha has been on so I finally got up the willpower to join her and it’s been so great

  6. I have been hearing really good things about A Gathering of Shadows and think the cover is very attractive, I might have to give it a try. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!
    Whitney @ First Impressions Reviews recently posted…Weekly Update 2/28/16My Profile

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