Wyrd and Wonder: Desert Island Reads

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Today I’m sharing my Desert Island Reads for day twelve of the #WyrdAndWonder challenge. You can find the details for the prompt HERE. It was so hard to choose, particularly the eight books (without breaking the rules and trying to sneak on entire series), and I have redone it several times. However, I’ve gone for a mixture of comfort reads and favourites, and ones that I want to reread and haven;t had the chance. Books that I know I will happily read over and over – although some of them are the first in a series, and will drive me up the wall wanting to know what happens next.

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Ten of My Most Anticipated Sequels for 2021

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As promised here is my second post about some of my most anticipated reads for 2021. In this post I will be looking at sequels that are due to be released next year. Again this is not a comprehensive list, and I have also not included any that are part of the series I intend to read in 2021. The only downside is that many of these haven’t had cover reveals yet.

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Ten of My Most Anticipated Releases for 2021

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Continuing to build up my TBR pile (or maybe it should be tower by this point), this is the first of two posts looking at some of my most anticipated books for 2021. This list is by no means comprehensive as I keep coming across new ones that have my inner dragon wanting to hoard, and I have listed them in no particular order. The only rule for this list is that they have to be either standalone books or the first book in a new series, while in the second post I will look at ten of my most anticipated sequels coming in 2021.

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Animanga: 20 Sci-Fi Anime You Should Watch

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Today I am kicking off things for Sci-Fi Month with a list of 20 Sci-Fi Anime that I think people should watch. This is a completely subjective list, and there is so much Sci-Fi anime out there that I have probably missed some obvious ones. For this list, I have stuck to anime I have seen and TV Series only, but I have tried to go for a mixture of older and more modern anime and a mix of genres alongside Sci-Fi.

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Indie Sunday: ABC of Authors

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I was intending to kick off Indie Sundays with a review, but life has had other plans, so today I am going to share my A-Z list of Indie Authors to check out (I will be doing a traditionally published version at some point too, but today is all about indie).

The list is done alphabetically by Surname, and aside from three books (Authors E, Q, Y, Z) which are marked by **, I have read at least one book by these authors, and those that are marked are ones that I will be reading in the near future. All these books are either self-published or from independent publishers.

I haven’t been able to come up with authors for Q or X so if you have any suggestions for authors whose surnames begin with these letters please shoot them my way so I can complete the ABC.

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Animanga: Top 10 Horror Anime

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So, as promised here is my first Animanga Friday post, and in the spirit of Halloween I’ve decided to go with a spooky top 10 with my ten favourite Horror Anime. Now this list is just personal opinion and at least one of them is very much a guilty pleasure, and there are so many good (and bad) horror anime out there, that I encourage you always to explore the genre!

An honourable mention, because I’ve based this top 10 on series, is Kakurenbo which is a film that I have watched around Halloween every year since I first saw it at Anime Society back in 2009.

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Synopsis:

Among the high rises of steel pipes, meshed power lines, and faded neon lights, exists a game that children dare to play within the ruins of the old city.

“Otokoyo,” a secret game of hide-and-seek, one where all who play wear fox masks and only begins when seven have gathered. But it is no normal game, as all who have played it have gone missing. Many whisper it is the work of demons, but that is just a rumor… or is it?

Kakurenbo follows the story of seven children as they play Otokoyo for the first time and discover why if you play, you never return.

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Self-Published Fantasy Month TBR

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We’re days away from the start of September and the launch of Self-Published Fantasy month (Website| Twitter), so I thought that I would compile my TBR for the event.  It was hard to narrow down the ones I wanted to include as I have a large backlog of indie fantasy that I want to get too, and I keep adding more to the list, and I am hoping that I will be able to read a few more than the ones mentioned here throughout September but decided to keep them as bonuses and focus on this TBR.

However, in addition to these ten I will also be participating in blog tours for ‘The Skald’s Black Verse’ by Jordan Loyal Short and ‘The Jealousy of Jalice’ by Jesse Nolan Bailey so please keep an eye out for those tours.

 

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WomenSFF: Twenty Books by Twenty Women that I want to read in 2020

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Following up from my post of Twenty Books by Twenty Women that I recommended, this list is books that are on my TBR pile. Some have been there for a shamefully long time, others are new discoveries thanks to the #Womensff tag on twitter, and others I have stumbled across at some point or another. Again, this list is entirely subjective and I haven’t listed them in any particular order. The only requirements was that they had to be authors that I haven’t read yet (although in a couple of cases that might not be the first book of theirs that I will read), and my goal at this point is to read all the books on this list by the end of the year.

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#WomenSFF: Twenty Books by Twenty Women

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This is not a top 20, but rather a list of 20 recommendations – some old, some new, a mix of YA and Adult and a couple of Sci-Fi/Science Fantasy reads (my reading is definitely biased to the second F in SFF although I am working on trying to balance them out). There are many other books that I could have put on this list, and it was hard to choose which to include and as such I have not put them in any particular order or included ratings, as I just wanted to share books that I have enjoyed by female authors.

I will be doing another list of books that I want to read by female author next week, as I have discovered a lot more books to add to the TBR Tower through the #WomenSFF tag, and in particular I blame (in the best way possible) The Fantasy Hive for adding many books to the pile.

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July TBR

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Decided to try and be a little bit more organized about things for July, especially as  I am finally back at work on the 6th (which I am more excited for than I ever thought possible). I’m still working away on the IFA Summer challenge – and there will be more mini reviews up tomorrow – but as I am reading on a whim with regards to that one, which is fun, because I never really know what I am getting in to. So, this tbr is going to be from the tower (aka. bookshelves) of books that I have been meaning to get to for ages now.

At the moment I am currently reading:

  • The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) – R.F.Kuang (netgalley e-arc)
  • The Story of Silence – Alex Meyers (netgalley e-arc)
  • Warbreaker – Brandon Sanderson (audiobook)
  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar (audiobook)
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown (audiobook)
  • Northern Wrath – Thilde Kold Holdt (netgalley e-arc)
  • The Bone Shard Daughter – Andrea Stewart (netgalley e-arc)
  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars – Christopher Paolini (netgalley e-arc)
  • The House of Styx – Derek Künsken (netgalley e-arc)
  • Ashes of the Sun – Django Wexler (netgalley e-arc)

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