Monday, 30 July 2018

Chuckles Chuntering

I've put the finishing touches to my August Authorfest plans. For those as yet unaware, next month every book I read will be by a new-to-me author that I've never tried before. It should be quite exciting! I've set aside 20 books by 20 authors that I want to try and I'll see how many I can get to. It'll depend on whether I DNF any as to whether I finish the list but if I get close I'll be pleased! I'm also already planning a few different themes for September so that is keeping me nice and busy on the computer. I'm going to be doing Series Catch Up to try and tackle a few more Carrie Vaughn books, Shark! which may involve films as well as books and Solo for stand alone books I want to read by authors I like. Ten Days for each theme seems like a fun idea for September!

I've actually decided that I need to do more to catch up my unfinished series than just a ten day stint in September. I'm thinking about setting aside ten days every month to catch up on series as I have so many to attend to. Getting through one big series a year is not enough when I have so many to read. Last year it took the whole year to get the Morganville Vampires read and I'm going into August with another 7 still to read in the Kitty Norville series. Some series I have a book or two to get up to date like Kevin Hearne and Patricia Briggs but others have up to 16 books to catch up with and I need to be getting through them much quicker. I might also try and fit in two nights per ten days catching up with films and tv series connected to my chosen theme but that's not definite yet.

For those who were interested in Neo-Jurassic by Carolyn McCray which I recently reviewed, you might remember that I was unsure about downloading the boxsets of her work as people on Amazon claimed the set they received a couple of years ago was incomplete. Well I took the plunge and bought the Neo Jurassic set which is called 'Our Future Our Fault' and her 'Apex Predator' series which features her shark books and am pleased to report that all the books are there and any glitches must have been ironed out. I'm pleased because I loved Salechii, the first shark novel which I just read a few days ago and look forward to the others.

The furniture in my bedroom is fully sorted! My new bookcase is filling nicely with a fantasy top shelf, a SF and adventure second shelf and an Indiehorror shelf. I'm pleased with how everything looks and my final task is to rearrange 3 more bookcases, putting everything on them into genre and filling a bag of unwanted for the charity shop. I'll have shelves for non fiction, non fiction political, Tudor fiction, mass market paperbacks, non fiction mountain expeditions, urban fantasy and so on. I already have one bookcase sorted for zombies and apocalypses! The work in progress will be done soon and my reading nook will be ready for autumn and those rainy and cold nights to come!

8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the Neo-Jurassic park series was completed. It isn't very reassuring though that the author never responded to the complaints though.

    Best of luck with your August plans. That sounds very ambitious.

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    1. I couldn't tell you whether the author responded to any complaints made at the time as I only saw the readers comments on Amazon. I'm glad to have all the books though as I enjoyed both series book ones!

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  2. Good luck with your August reading plans! I’m glad the bookshelf sorting is going well.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I did the whole lot last night and I'm so happy about it! I have a few things to deal with like magazines to be cut but other than that my room is finished! I was doing that and listening to my favourite 80's music!

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  3. Can't wait for some reviews of these new-to-you authors. I'm sure I'll find some I just have to have!

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    1. My list of books for the month goes up tomorrow and I hope to get most read if I can. It'll probably be September before I actually get them reviewed as I'm still writing reviews for stuff I read in May!

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  4. I'm behind on all my favorite series, too. Every time I think I'm about to catch up, the author publishes a new one. I've decided it's a losing battle. ;D Happy book-shelving!

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    1. I reckon I have about 100 series to catch up on so I've never even got close to catching up!

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