Monday, 18 September 2017

Sky Is Falling September Update


Well, perhaps not literally! Anyone who spends time at my blog knows how much I love apocalypse and prepper fiction...and that is the theme for this month! EMPs, solar flares, zombies, flu pandemic, mutated monsters, terrorist attacks, natural disasters...I'm all over that stuff and I'll be reading lots of it this month! I'm selecting a pile of reads in different categories like series catchups (Franklin Horton, Matthew D Mark, JD McKenna), and new-to-me authors that have been on my shelf for a while. I expect to DNF a few as this genre can have some bad books so if that happens I might squeeze in a few more! Anyone else doing some apocalypse stuff?

Health issues are preventing me reading at the moment so I'm not having a great month I'm afraid. I read the first five parts of Surviving the Fall, and I'll wait for the complete omnibus to buy in paperback. I've bought the complete omnibus editions of Final Dawn and Archangel so I'll read them later. I'm disappointed because I really looked forward to apocalypse month and I've only got 11 done which includes 6 short stories and a DNF! Ugh. Need to fit a few more in before the month ends.

1) JD McKenna-The Dead Familiar (reread)
2) JD McKenna-Winterhaven #2 (read)
3) JD McKenna-Fractioned People #3
4) Robert Boren-The Plan
5) Nicholas Erik-Paradise
6) Bob Howard-Alive For Now
7) Kody Boye-First Light
8) KW Callahan-Downfall (read)
9) WR Benton-Premonition of Death
10) EE Isherwood-Officer Down (read)
11) Wilson Harp-EMP (read)
12) CT Horner-Bug Out
13) Ralph V Gregorio-Live Free or Die Fighting
14) Ben Reeder-Exodus
15) Ben Reeder-Inferno
16) Ben Reeder-Odyssey
17) Nevil Shute-On The Beach (DNF)
18) Mike Kraus-Final Dawn
19) Mike Kraus-Archangel Rising
20) Mike Kraus-Surviving the Fall 1-5 (read)
21) Franklin Horton-Ashes of the Unspeakable #2
22) Franklin Horton-Legion of Despair #3
23) Franklin Horton-No Time for Mourning #4
24) Franklin Horton-Valley of Vengeance #5
25) Matthew D Mark-Dark Days Troubled Times 
26) Murray McDonald-Trial
 

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  1. I sure hope you feel better soon. I'm sure you'll still get lots read. Don't pressure yourself - it will happen!

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    1. I think I'll need to go to mood reading now as everything is a bit of a struggle. Might be a good excuse for either a re-read or the next Game of Thrones book...

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  2. I love apocalypse fiction, but there are so many bad ones out there. I just finished a book called We Are Unprepared and was kind of disappointed.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Yeah some of them are really bad especially amongst the self published. It's great when you find the hidden gems though!

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  3. I'm sorry you're not feeling well enough to read :( I don't think you do audiobooks, right? They really help me get through books when I can't find time to read/don't have the energy to read a physical book.

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    1. I've only got my Harry Potter audiobook cds and the first two Game of Thrones books. The audio cds are just too expensive though I really want to get 'It'!

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  4. I hope you feel better soon and can get to all this great apocalyptics. Really, there is few things better in life than a good apocalyptic book :)

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    1. I was really looking forward to apocalypse month and it's frustrating to just feel this tired all the time. I hope the tests show something that can be quickly fixed. I love my apocalypses!

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  5. Nice list! I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Hope you get better and are able to squeeze in a few more of these terrific books.

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    1. I so much want to read these books! *sobs* It doesn't help that my dad and I are getting the kitchen deep cleaned this week. Every bit of energy is being sucked out of me but we need to get this done!

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  6. I hate to hear about the health issues! I hope you feel better soon!!

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    1. Thanks Darque! I hope the tests throw up something non scary that gives me a few answers!

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  7. Sorry it's been a rough month for you; hope you're feeling better (and back to reading lots and lots) soon! :)

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    1. It's so annoying to have great books waiting for me and no energy to read! Gah!

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  8. Hope you feel better soon. The great thing about books, they'll wait for you.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. That's true! I think I need to stress less about my reading and just do it in my own time. That'll be the new plan!

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