Lou Tribute – Update #1
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  • October 4, 2013

* Disclaimer – this is NOT this week’s perks post, it only looks like one. I received one book last week and it didn’t seem worth it to post a post for that.

(And, with that, back to your non-scheduled, non-Perks post.)

Hello all.

I wanted to let you know that I am FINALLY STARTING DUNE THIS WEEK. I have a window between 8,000 different projects and that window is rapidly closing. So I’m trying to squeak it in my reading NOW while I can do that.


In other news, I have rebuilt the pile O’books for the remainder of the year.



– said pile O’books –

* Books not shown – Allegiant by Veronica Roth (which I have to reread Divergent and Insurgent for, sigh), Champion by Marie Lu (which everything will get dropped for), The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (must read Indigo Spell first), Twinmaker by Sean Williams (undecided if I am finishing it or not), MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (but only if I read Year of the Flood first),  (Finding It by Cora Carmack (currently reading), Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (e-book on iPad), Alienated by Melissa Landers (e-book on iPad), Salvage by Alexandra Duncan (e-book on iPad), Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam (e-book on iPad), Univited by Sophie Jordan (e-book on iPad), and Avalon by Mindee Arnett (e-book on iPad).

So, this is what I have to read IN ADDITION and AROUND Dune –  39 other books. 39 other books that must be finished BEFORE December, when I undergo my annual writing project AND before the holidays eat me alive and I succumb to my annual stress relief of rum and cokes and Fat Princess.

No pressure or anything.

… And, of course, this is subject to change on a moment’s notice depending on incoming ARCs, projects, freelances, and whims. And we know that those awesome, priority a-list ARCs come fast and furious for me.

(kill me now)

Oh, and speaking of freelancing I did some recently. Check it.

Only Between Us RT Book Review

Yep, that’s my name on there and everything. This is one of the BIG secrets that I have been doing lately – freelance online reviews for RT Book Reviews. Granted, I have only done a couple… thus far. But it’s an occasional gig that provides another chance to carve through the pile, and a professional writing cred to boot. So I’m doing it.

… which means at any given time I could be subject to “MUST READ THIS NOW!” moments in order to make a deadline. Which I have not done before. So, there’s that.

But I’m very excited to be doing it. So this trumps that.

And, in lieu of this, that, and the other thing, I am very excited to FINALLY start reading Dune. It’s only taken twenty years, or so, but I am finally beginning it today.

… or at the very least tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day, after all. *winks*

So, with that, I’m off. Who else is interested in participating in the Dune read-along? It’s the first in the Lou tribute and all are welcome to join.


– BP

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Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

2013-10-04 15:36:09 Reply

That is A LOT of books to read by the end of the year. I haven’t looked at how many I have. I’m scared (though it won’t be close to your amount). I’m with you on Twinmaker. I can’t decide if I’ll finish it either since we dumped it for the read along.

I hope you enjoy Dune!

My Friends Are Fiction


    2013-10-04 16:41:59 Reply

    Yeah. Odds are high I won’t finish this many, or at the very least NOT THESE SPECIFIED BOOKS. I tend to read between 130 and 150 a year, but utilizing December to write REALLY screws up my reading. I can do both, but it’s very hard. I might eyeball that time for a couple of freelances only but no actual reading. It’s just too hard to immerse myself in both (unless I have to).


2013-10-05 18:12:41 Reply

Oh my gosh. Is that the Winner’s Curse I see?
I’ve been dying to read that! You’re so lucky! 😀
Have fun reading all those books, hopefully Allegiant will be a satisfying ending to the Divergent trilogy.