September saw Mt TBR tower ever higher. As expected, Conflux contributed significantly, though wasn’t solely to blame. I’m just not reading as much at the moment and I shudder to think what Mt TBR would have looked like without Dewey’s read-a-thon to get it a little more under control.
Mt TBR status
Mt TBR @ 1 January: 191
Mt TBR @ 30 September: 215
Mt TBR @ 31 October: 219
44. Frozen Heat by Richard Castle: The fourth book in the ghostwritten Nikki Heat series tied in to the TV show Castle. The even numbered books seem to be the better ones. This one made good use of foreshadowing and made nice use of previous characters and events. The appearance of a pair of detectives by the names of Malcolm and Reynolds also had me chuckling. Overall, a nicely integrated addition to the series.
45. Phantazein edited by Tehani Wessely. Review forthcoming.
46. Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan. Review forthcoming.
47. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue #48 edited by Juliet Bathory: (Yes, I really am four years behind in my ASIM reading). This issue had a strong focus on horror which really isn’t my cup of tea.
48. The Caller by Juliet Marillier
(2/10) Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue 60 edited by Sue Bursztynski
(4/10) Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson
(4/10) Kaleidoscope edited by Alisa Krasnostein & Julia Rios
(5/10) Langue[dot]doc by Gillian Polack
(15/10) The Caller by Juliet Marillier
(15/10) The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi
(16/10) No Need to Reply by Jodi Cleghorn
(27/10) Be With Me by Becca Lusher
Strange Sights, Ch 14 & 15 by Pia Foxhall: This conclusion to Foxhall’s m/m erotic AU tale was appropriate for the characters involved. As usual, these are explicit, with heavy trigger warnings, and not suitable for all readers.
The Prince Who Never Smiled by Amy Rae Durreson: Written for Queer Romance Month, this sweet fairytale has some pointed things to say about certain forms of humour and about pressure to conform to social norms. The witty parentheses had me chuckling.