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Good grief it has been six months since I managed to write one of these! I find I am not reading very much after work and textbooks, and what I do get round to reading for pleasure has been almost entirely fluffy escapist romances, and fanfic (mostly fluffy escapist romantic fanfic). I am very much appreciating the modern world where I can join the mailing lists run by several authors whose books I consistently like, and who are good at sending email notifications that they have something out, or something at a reduced price, and some of whom helpfully recommend other books they have enjoyed.

What I've read

Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold
Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold
Two further novellas about the characters in Penric's Demon, where several years have elapsed between each one. I like this series very much.

Barking Up The Right Tree by Lilly Grant. A lovely fluffy short contemporary romance about a hunky apple farmer and the bored programmer who freelances as a web designer when not at the day job who makes him a great website for his farm.

Hold Me by Courtney Milan. Second in the Cyclone series, I adored the first, I was very excited about this one, read it through the day I bought it, read it again a few days later, loved it. [personal profile] skygiants wrote a great review of it.

Zero Day Exploit by Cole McCade. I quite liked the geeky setting but was a bit meh about the story.

The Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian. A m/m Regency romance with class conflict, a mystery to solve, and a domestic abuser to get rid of. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely look out for more by this author.

Protection, Inc. #1-#4 by Zoe Chant. Bodyguard shapeshifter romances with a "one true mate" trope. They are all shortish novels featuring peril, hurt, comfort, and hot sex, and therefore right up my street.

All or Nothing by Rose Lerner
The Liar's Dice by Jeannie Lin
These are two of the five novellas in a historical romance collection, Gambled Away, which I am enjoying very much. These were the first two in the book, and coincidentally the two by authors I've already read.  They were both excellent; I'm looking forward to the rest of the collection.

Acquisitions this week
Fortune Favours the Wicked by Theresa Romain (recommended by Rose Lerner)
A HumbleBundle of ebooks about astronomy, and another of ebooks about coding games.

Plus 2 seasonal gifts from my brother:
Thors: Battleworld
by Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse & Goran Sud┼żuka
The Making of Pride and Prejudiceby Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin

Date: 2016-12-28 22:01 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
In my experience, mailing lists are generally considered part of the pre-modern world these days. ;)


Date: 2016-12-28 22:14 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Facebook, generally.


Date: 2016-12-28 22:19 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Yeah. :( But you really do have to be over a certain age these days to have a mailing list.


Date: 2016-12-28 22:41 (UTC)
jack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jack
Good point. When it's not general promotional stuff, but "let everyone know when a new book becomes available", I *do* like mailing lists. One of the few reasons I actually sign up to them, in fact. But probably still not widespread.

Date: 2016-12-28 22:15 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
(Twitter too, but that's considered more impersonal.)


Date: 2016-12-28 22:41 (UTC)
jack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jack
Oh! More challion shorts. I should read those.


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