Yes, I’m still alive.

I apparently forgot to post about my vacation last week.  Oops.  Well, I’m back now and I’ve got a couple of reviews to work on.  It was a fairly product vacation reading wise (I may have hoped for the sun and blue skies, but I will not complain too loudly about some rain) so expect to see reviews of these titles in the coming week or two:

A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin (a lot to process on this one)

The Ghosts of Watt O’Hugh by Steven S. Drachman

Ashes of the Earth by Eliot Patterson

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker

Not quite done but will be soon: Ghost Story (audio) by Jim Butcher



June Summary

The Last Page by Anthony Huso

The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larsen

Dreadnought by Jack Campbell

Star Wars: Conviction (FotJ #7) by Aaron Allston

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Evermore by Alyson Noel

June looks a lot more productive than it felt.  I really fell off the wagon with the 30 Day Challenge Posts, I might still do a catch all for the last couple, but I think its time might be past.  Summer is always a bit rough, what with the siren call of sun and fun but I’ve been trying to keep up with my reading.  I’ve also been playing a lot of  Dragon Age II.  Despite my grumbling during pre-release I’ve really been enjoying it.  With some minor exceptions Dragon Age II is in many ways an improvement over the first game.  I’m almost done with A Clash of Kings which leaves me at sort of a crossroads.  I had initially pegged A Dance With Dragons as a late July release but everywhere now says July 12.  My ability to hold off and wait is extremely suspect so I don’t know if I’m going to attempt to buckle down and power through A Storm of Swords  and A Feast for Crows (that’s a lot of pages for 13 days of reading).  This will likely be a last minute decision.  The bizarre decision on my part to read Evermore will tie into a few more YA reads starting with a review of Stephen Gould’s 7th Sigma; on deck are The Dead-Tossed Waves and Rot & Ruin.  I am also in the middle of Hexed by Kevin Hearne (in audio) and even took a detour to checkout Preston and Child’s latest Gideon’s Sword (not-sff) in audio.