My Challenge Check-In for February 2023 in which I talk about how I did with my reading challenges this month, and offer you 5-5 recs for 2 The Sound of Madness Reading Challenge prompts. Which are Bulletproof Skin and I’m Still Here in February.
Listen & Read – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Throughout the year, I’ll dig deeper into the prompts of The Sound of Madness Reading Challenge 2022. I’ll talk about the music, the prompt and recommend about 5 books I think would go well with it. The prompt of the week: The Stories We Tell Ourselves.
Monthly Wrap Up: July 2019
July was a bit of a mixed month. I’ve started my freelancing for real – I had 3 assignments – , I tried to keep up with reviewing (I clearly failed at that), I squeezed in some SPFBO reading and overall managing some related stuff, I also had a bit of holiday, and all the while I somehow tried to find a balance between all of my work, responsibilities and relaxing and doing some crafting. In the end, what had to give was spending time on social media. Of course there were a few other reasons behind my absence than time issues (anxiety, and getting fed up are amongst these), but I’d rather not go into details. Anyway, I’m always available to chat and do look at my messages, but I don’t keep track of people’s posts/tweets as much and probably miss pretty much everything. If you need me, give a shout, I’m never too far away 🙂
Grimdark Magazine #19 by Adrian Collins
After a well deserved break – Adrian, chief editor of Grimdark Magazine (GDM) got married, congrats once again! – the Nineteenth issue was released with a strong line of contributors. You can read a short stories from Joe Abercrombie, Trudi Canavan, Alan Baxter, Michael R. Fletcher and Lee Murray, an interview with Geoff Brown and Syama Pedersen, two book reviews of The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht and Blood of an Exile by Brian Naslund, plus an article from T. R. Nepper.
What’s to come? – July 2019
July is going to be… busy. And that’s an understatement. With freelancing, SPFBO and ARC reviewing I’ll have my hands pretty full. But hey, I got myself into this, so I can’t really complain. I’m going to be very mysterious in this sneak peek, but believe me, you are going to love the things I’ll bring to you this month and the wait (and torture) will be worth it! I just have to make sure my mental state is up to all these things…
Monthly Wrap Up: January 2019
Since I’ve whined enough how much my personal life sucked in January, this time I’ll take mercy on you all. Reading wise it was a productive month, but a very mixed one. And since I’m very behind on reviews, not everything will be featured in this post.
Grimdark Magazine #18 by Adrian Collins
The Eighteenth issue of Grimdark Magazine (GDM) features a nice selection of authors with stories or various articles. You can read a short stories from Peter McLean, Cameron Johnston and Andy Remic, an interview with Devin Madson and Cameron Jonhston, two book reviews about The Igenious by Darius Hinks, plus two articles from Alan Baxter about his experience with publishing, and Mike Myers giving some useful tips.
Monthly Wrap Up: October 2018
Wait. What happens with time? Someone speed it up! It can’t be November already! Where is my October??? Give me a moment while I panic, will you?
Okay, I’m better now. I’m a bit behind on posts because I had become sick after returning from the UK, so a review and my post about said UK trip will be up later this week, thus they will count as November posts. So, let’s see what I had in store for you in October:
What’s to come? – June sneak peek
Here is what’s to come in June: going to read @Willowhugger, @RoboftheHayes, @SmilingDarkly, @NadineBrandes, @David_Hambing. Extra shout out to @AdrianGdMag and @DominickMurray6 for their upcoming book!
Monthly Wrap Up: May 2018
May was a busy month and this post turned out to be quite personal. I share a lot of pics about my trip besides #BookReviews, my #MusicMonday and #MusicDiggingFriday posts and #Interviews with @benedictpaddy and @UlffLehmann. Enjoy!