Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2017 Wrap Up

The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon is over as of yesterday and I am so bad for getting this wrap up post done at the end of today.

My Goal: Finish 3 books (hopefully one of them being Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson).

Results: Well, I finished three books – Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire, Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, and Endsinger by Jay Kristoff.  I still feel accomplished despite not managing to get through FoD.

Hope everyone else participating did what they wanted.  And, if not, hope you at least got some reading in!

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Review – Ninefox Gambit

Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1)Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon 2017 Mid-Point Update

So technically I’m about a day or two late with this post, but I’m just happy I’m getting it up at all between work and upcoming holidays – I can’t believe it’s already the New Year!

My goal for the read-a-thon this year was to get through three books.  So far, I’ve managed two!  But neither is Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson, which is the one I desperately wanted to finish.  Oh well, there’s still time.  My total page count, for those interested, is currently 917.

Good luck to everyone else participating!

Review – Late Eclipses

Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4)Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #4)
Synopsis from GoodReads:
October “Toby” Daye, changeling knight in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, finds the delicate balance of her life shattered when she learns that an old friend is in dire trouble. Lily, Lady of the Tea Gardens, has been struck down by a mysterious, seemingly impossible illness, leaving her fiefdom undefended. Struggling to find a way to save Lily and her subjects, Toby must confront her own past as an enemy she thought was gone forever raises her head once more: Oleander de Merelands, one of the two people responsible for her fourteen-year exile.

Time is growing short and the stakes are getting higher, for the Queen of the Mists has her own agenda. With everything on the line, Toby will have to take the ultimate risk to save herself and the people she loves most—because if she can’t find the missing pieces of the puzzle in time, Toby will be forced to make the one choice she never thought she’d have to face again…

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2017

That’s right, I’m participating in the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings!

If you’re interested in joining, head on over here, read the rules, and sign up!

I’m participating in the hopes of helping with my goal for the 2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge, but also because I did this last year and had a fun time with it.  I’m one of those people who does great with deadlines so TYTBR is great motivation for me.

My Goal for TYTBR Read-a-thon 2017: Get through at least three books on my TBR (aiming for one to be Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson).  You might think this is an easy goal but I’m going into busy season for theater (three plays coming up, all at once!) so not so much.

Good luck to everyone participating!