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Updates from the Lair 8/30/15

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!). 

What a week! I think I’m figuring out how to balance working and reading better since I both feel good about the grad school work I got done and finished up two books that I had been currently reading for a while. Starting Wednesday though, hubby was off work and we started the great unpacking. Then a contractor came out to try to find and fill the holes the mice might be getting into and found some rather horrible things hiding on the drop-ceiling tiles in the basement…. We found the mouse family nest and one and a half birds…. Yeah, not so fun. I’m typing this as I’m waiting for the cleaning people to finish taking out every single ceiling tile and insulation in the basement, woot woot.

My Week

The Fifth SeasonOh my god this booooooooook! I’m listening to the audio of The Fifth Season and it is AMAZEBALLS! I’ve always loved Jemisin’s unique style and beautiful writing and amazing ideas, but she is seriously taking it to the next level with this trilogy. Also the narration is fantastic and spot on so this is definitely an audiobook to pick up asap!

Zer0esIt took me a while to get back to and into Zer0es but I’m starting to really enjoy it. The characters are definitely a bit abrasive, but I like edgy and imperfect characters, so that’s not really a problem for me ;-). So far I approve of all the words used to discuss hacking too :D.

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

Next Week’s Reading

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

Havoc Rising Whispered Visions Dragon Heart Fire Walker

So now that I’m on the road to Minnesota, I’m going to be finally getting to books I’ve been meaning to read! I just agreed to be on the review tour for Havoc Rising so I’ll probably be reading that e-copy first since it has a deadline and urban fantasy is perfect for a long drive ;-). I also just got Whispered Visions, which I’m pumped to read and is another that will be great for the drive! Finally, as I suspected I didn’t actually start anything new this week since I was in the middle of so many books, so I’ll hopefully be powering through either Dragon Heart or Firewalker depending on my mood!

 Happy Reading!

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings – A

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  1. Ahhhh, can’t wait to hear what you think of The Fifth Season!! :D I need to pick up that one soon!

    I don’t have any of your new books on my radar… But I started Uprooted over the weekend, and it’s very charming. :)
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    • OMG IT WAS SO AMAZING!!! I’m now of course dying for the sequel, at least it already has a cover :D

      Woot, I hope you loved Uprooted!

  2. Oh, I passed on the Havoc Rising tour but it was tempting. I did put it on my wish list. Dragon Heart and Fire Walker also look good.

    Ugh, on the mice and the birds. What a nuisance to deal with. But at least you got some unpacking done! :)
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  3. Yikes! Some not so fun house-stuff going on o.O I hope everything is cleared up now or that it will be soon!!
    Ok, so I’ve never even heard of The Fifth Season or Jemisin :O What the what?! I need to look that bad boy up now! And I’m curious to read your review for Zeroes once you finish it :) PS-you experience with it at the start reminds me a little of mine with Knight’s Shadow, which I STILL haven’t finished -.- Gah!
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    • All the paneling is finally back up and cleaned and we can move stuff back into the basement!!


  4. Ew mice are a pain, I’m so sorry this happened to you. Otherwise though I am glad you are finding a good reading balance ? Have a great week!
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