I haven’t forgotten about notsonabooreamo, so here’s my current total as of 4pm on October 19!

  1. The Evolutionary Void (★): 692 pages
  2. The Abyss Beyond Dreams (☆): 640 pages
  3. Loving You Is Easy (☆): 276 pages
  4. The Glass Magician (☆): 222 pages

Total: 1830 pages

Are you participating? How are you doing?

I loved The Paper Magician, and I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of its sequel, The Glass Magician, via Netgalley:

Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn’t broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness.

When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it…even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers…and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.

Does The Glass Magician sound like something you’d be interested in?  It’s currently available as a read now on Netgalley (that’s right, no waiting for publisher approval!), and Goodreads has 20 copies available through November 4, its release date.

My review for Peter F. Hamilton’s The Abyss Beyond Dreams will go up on its release date, this coming Tuesday.

If you’re looking to score your own copy, Goodreads has five audio copies available through 10/21!

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When I first started The Dreaming Void, I wondered how any author, regardless of the level of skill or amount of talent, could possibly pull off a story like this.

There was so much going on – so many characters, so many plots – that I could barely keep it all straight in my mind. I couldn’t remember who Aaron was, or who Troblum was, what relevance there was to Justine and the Burnellis, how any of these characters could possibly be connected. My poor brain was swamped.

I didn’t believe that anybody could make this work, but I pressed on. (Mostly because I have an ARC of The Abyss Beyond Dreams sitting on my coffee table waiting for me, but still. I pressed on.)

It took awhile, but I finished The Dreaming Void. It was pretty good. Then I read The Temporal Void. I finally knew who all the characters were, so I enjoyed it a bit more. Then came this book,The Evolutionary Void.

Everything came together. Everything made sense. Every question I had was answered. I can’t even say anything about what happens in this book without spoiling the whole trilogy, but please believe me – it’s worth it. All 2000 or so pages. 

It’s worth it.

Final rating: 

pottermoosh:

notsonabooreamo:

Welcome! Lindsey here. So here’s the deal. A million years ago, my friend Ziggy (or Chloe, as the rest of the world calls her) and I decided to have a month where we desperately tried to catch up on our huge to-read lists. We held it in October for two years, and called it Not-So-National Book Reading Month, or NotSoNaBooReaMo (based around National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo).

NotSoNaBooReaMo had to go on hiatus for a while, as both Chloe and I had a bunch of education to get out of the way. But now we’re ready to start up again, and this year we’re branching out! So if you have a list of books that you’ve been meaning to read/reread for years, then this is the project for you!

All you gotta do is read! That’s it! Read all the books you’ve been meaning to, the time has arrived! Then, if you like, you can submit your progress and we’ll have a little leaderboard going so you can see how you’re doing! (This may or may not be a terrible idea, we’ve never done leaderboards before.)

I hope that all makes sense? There’s an example post that shows how we’ll be formatting our entries here (more detailed info here) And if you’re taking part, we’re trusting you not to start until tomorrow! The month of October only, if you please!

Our ask box is open if you have any questions! Happy reading!

Here’s a thing I’ll be doing from tomorrow!