Weekly Journal January 3-9 2011

It has been a blissful three weeks, just the right time for me to start longing for work again. Tomorrow it is business as usual.

I spent the beginning of the week in a planning spree for this blog. This with pacing yourself is hard when you like what you do.  The New SF&F to Read 2011 post took most of the week to make so I hope you enjoy it.

I have been waiting a year to finish Eric Brown’s Necropath even since I read the other books in the Bengali Station trilogy. It was just as good as I expected. The other new book was Dark Spires an anthology edited by Colin Harvey, it was quite good with some authors I would like to read more of.

Sometimes it is fun to reread books and this week I felt a craving for that. Citadel, book two of Troy Rising is on its way in the mail so I read Live Free of Die in preparation. Lots of fun in that book. The second book I re-read on a whim and Darkship Thieves was still as good as I remembered it. Sarah A. Hoyt channels Robert A. Heinlein in that book. It is a pity that Darkship Renegades wont be out until Fall. I want to read it now.

Next week it is time for my pick of books for February and I also want to make a review onThe Cape premiere and if I have time a take on the whole new season.

Annual Reports

Monthly Posts

Monthly Review December 2010

New SFF Books in January 2011

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Read this week

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  1. Darkship Thieves (Darkship Thieves 1) by Sarah A. Hoyt ( Baen 2010) Re-read
  2. Live Free of Die (Troy Rising 1) by John Ringo (Baen 2010) Re-read
  3. Dark Spires editor Colin Harvey (Wizard’s Tower 2010)
  4. Necropath (Bengali Station 1) by Eric Brown (Solaris 2008)

Please see my to be read list and request reviews

Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. Amortals by Matt Forbeck (Angry Robot 2010)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Arrived Books

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Review copies

  1. Steam Queen by Jack Hessey (Lazy Day 201o)

Bought by me

  1. Owner’s Share (A Trader’s Tale in the Age of the Solar Clipper 1) by Nathan Lowell (Podiobook 2011)
  2. The Lost Gate (Mither Mages 1) by Orson Scott Card (Blackstone Audio 2011)