Reading Roundup – January 23rd 2015

January 23, 2015

One of my most anticipated reads of 2015 is V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. It sounds such an intriguing premise – various parallel worlds and certain people can travel between them.  This week Tor released an excerpt which I devoured.  It has really whetted my appetite and I look forward to its release on February 24th.

Speaking of excerpts, one very useful thing about the Kobo Aura is its ability to read articles you have saved to the online archiving service Pocket.  This is built into the Kobo software, no extra setup needed.  What I like to do with excerpts like these is email it to my Pocket account rather than read it on Tor’s website.  A minute or two later it appears on my Kobo, with the convenience of reading on an eReader including font changes and other personal settings.  

This week I’ve been listening to Death Masks, the fifth book in The Dresden Files series.  I’ll do a review soon, so won’t say too much more about it.

Added to my library this week

There were a couple of preorders I added to my list this week.  The first of these is Fool’s Quest, the second in Robin Hobb’s Fitz and Fool trilogy.  I am very much invested in these characters now and I look forward to seeing where their adventures take them.  This is expected to be released August 11th.  

The second preorder I made this week was The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet, based on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  I understand it’s not the events of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries from Lydia’s perspective but a sequel.  I really hope Mary Kate Wiles will narrate the audiobook as Ashley Clements did for the original.

The final book I added to my library this week was Het Achterhuis, which is The Diary of Anne Frank in the original Dutch.  Yes, I speak Dutch.  There’s little i can add in the way of comments to this insight into life in hiding during the Second World War.

Have a good weekend folks, and see you next week.

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