Monthly Re(ad)cap, Review, and TBR: July 2015

Book Reviews

   

   


 What I Read

   

   

 

This month I read 10 books!!

4 of those were single issue comics, but do you know what one was? It was an… AUDIO BOOK!!! (We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory) My first ever!!!

*** I have now read 49 of my 52 book goal for the year. I am 19 books ahead! (I was 11 book last month) ***


Interviews

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Timothy C. Ward – author of Scavenger: Evolution (my review), and he has also has a new short story in Masters of Time: A Science Fiction and Time Travel Anthology (my review).


Book Hauls

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Book Collecting: Update #10 – a TON of comics

Tor Tour Book Haul – James L. Cambias, Elizabeth Bear, Brian Staveley, and Max Gladstone signing!!!


Misc. Posts

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Reading Statistical Breakdown – A look at all my reading from the first 6 months of the year

Readercon 26 – I went to a SF/F/H book convention!


What I Watched

There are a few new anime for the summer season, too. Haven’t started watching any of them yet, but they should me in next month’s recap.

Have you been watching any of these?


Upcoming Reviews

Should be A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias, Dark Eden by Chris Beckett, Uncanny Magazine #5, and then Superposition David Walton. Comics will be Starve, Mulan: Revelations, and another new series, Death Head.


Next Escapes?

Currently reading The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan. I want to continue reading The Dark Tower series, but:

I’m supposed to have a review copy of Superposition and Supersymetty coming in that I want to get read and reviewed.

I singed up for beta-reading for Michael J. Sullivan, and I’ll find out Aug 7 if I am a participant or not. (Hope I get picked!)

Richard A. Knaak is working on an advanced promotion for his novel, Black City Saint, and I was able to received a PDF of that. He’s going to be checking back in sometime this month, so, I’d I like to get that read as soon as possible. I enjoyed his series, Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy, and I hope I like this one too!

And(!) I have to fit my backlist burndown somewhere in there too.

What do you plan on reading?


Bonus

On Sunday night and Monday morning (or probably today, when this gets posted) I will be in New Jersey. Because I have a book problem, I checked Yelp for any nearby used books stores and I found one! It’s called The Book Trader. Looks at some of pictures! If I get my business gets done there early in the day (it’s a 5 hour ride home) I may check that store out 🙂

Then on Friday afternoon I will be in New York, right down the street from the Empire State building! (I never been to New York and am so excited!) I’m not going to book shopping then, but you now what else is right down street? Unami Burger! This is the burger joint that influenced the infamously delicious burger from Soda Pop Soldier by Nick Cole (my review). So, yeah – I’ll be stopping there after.

This month was also the best month for blog ever, so far! Highest views, visitors, view per visitor ratio, likes, and comments – everything! Each one of these BLEW the previous best out of the water. I don’t know what I did differently too, of course XD Ha ha

And I got my 200th Like Trophy. Which happened to clicked by Lisa @ Tenacious Reader 🙂


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Thank you everyone, oh so very much(!), who has taken time to read, like, comment, subscribe, share, or even just look at anything on my blog 🙂

It’s the last month of summer! Go out there and make that reading count!

-DJ

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7 thoughts on “Monthly Re(ad)cap, Review, and TBR: July 2015

  1. Looks like a good month of sci-fi coming up on your blog this month 🙂

    And I’m so glad to hear you had a good experience with your first ever audiobook. I know my first experience wasn’t so great, it took several listens (and a very good narrator) to finally make me see the light. Now I don’t think I can live without them! 😀

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    • Yeah, I guess so! Didn’t even realize that 🙂

      Technically this was my third short a audiobook. I’ve gotten about 3/4 way through Influx by Daniel Suarez twice. I think because this was novella, and only like 4 1/2 hours longs, was why I was able to get through it. Not sure if I’m going to go and buy another anytime soon, but I would be against listening to one again.

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  2. Next time you are in NJ, If you feel like road tripping from New Jersey to Brooklyn, you should check out Singularity http://singularity.co/index.php/shio/visit-us-in-brooklyn. And yay! for being your 200th like 🙂 Happy to help! We watched the first few seasons of Californication, but then just kinda stopped. I am not sure if the quality of the show went down or if we tired of it, or a bit of both.

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    • That place look AMAZING!!! I checked out some of it photos on Yelp and Facebook, too. Man, I wish I could have gone! You even been there before?

      I going to be in NYC Friday, but I’m taking a train and bus, in and out, other wise I would drive down to this place.

      That place I had planned on going to had a sign on the door saying they moved to a new location. I then drove that new location only to find out they were still moving in and closed!! 😦

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