Forgive me for both the lateness and the sparseness of this update. Though one of these books was enormous so I think that should count for something.
Spring 2021 reading: saviours and boyfriends
My reading picked up again this spring, including the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown and nonfiction from Jason Schreier and Mia Violet.
Winter 2020-21 reading: urchins, lovers, death and revolution
It’s spring at last, and it feels like emerging after a winter of hibernation, especially for me—job stress and home stress on top of pandemic stress all piled up to make getting through this winter feel like a slog at the absolute best.
Reading goals 2021
What do you mean, ‘it’s March’? It’s been March for 365 days and counting, so just shut up and let me dream, all right? I’ve got to set some reading goals, so, heedless of the bounds of chronology, those goals will be set.
Reading goals 2020: retrospective
2020, eh? What a fucker. Such a fucker, in fact, that I entirely forgot I hadn’t posted this until just last week.
Autumn 2020 reading: swords, spaceships, spies, and sapphics
After a summer of careful distancing and doing not much beyond drinking cocktails in other people’s gardens, the weather turned, and then we plunged back into lockdown. Keeping up with UK politics is like watching a clown car crash. And just to add a little variety, I got made redundant from my day job. My […]
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
Gal Veres is Ettian Nassun’s best friend and longtime crush. But Gal Veres is secretly the heir to the bloodthirsty Umber Empire that years ago conquered Ettian’s homeworld and destroyed his life. When Gal’s life comes under threat by intra-empire manoeuvering, Ettian rescues him and they both go on the run outside the borders of […]
Summer 2020 reading: queens, bandits, goblins, and a galaxy far, far away
I got my reading bug back halfway through lockdown, just in time for summer. So instead of going out with my friends, I’ve been reading some standalone fantasy, a little bit of science fiction, and a whole lot of Star Wars.
Asperfell by Jamie Thomas
Briony is the youngest daughter of an old and noble family, House Tenebrae, in the kingdom of Tiralaen. When she’s just a little girl, the old king dies, apparently murdered using magic by his oldest son and heir, Prince Elyan. Because Elyan is a mage, he’s exiled from Tiralaen in an execution-style ceremony to another […]
The Clone Wars and the fall of the clones
The Clone Wars is finally over, and it’s been an emotional rollercoaster. Honestly, this show’s final season has cemented its place in my heart as my hands-down favourite piece of Star Wars media ever. It’s better than any of the novels or comics I’ve read, and better than any of the films, even Empire Strikes […]