The Box

I keep referencing this Box and what it is, obviously is a box of books I need to read. Still working on finishing the books mentioned in the post linked above and hopefully by next year I can finally get my read on.

Two series are in the box:

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The Ghostwalker series by Christine Feehan

They were just soldiers wanting to defend their country. Paranormal romance queen, Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series is about a group of military soldiers who have been psychically enhanced by the government. I read the first book, Shadow Game, already about Captain Rylan Miller, who’s unit is being kept locked in a facility by the government. And someone’s been killing the members of his unit. With the help of Lily Whitney, daughter of Dr. Whitney who enhanced them they escape the facility and find out who’s killing Rylan’s men.

The next book is Mind Game about Nico, another guy in Rylan’s unit.

Emma Holly’s upyr series.

I read “The Night Owl” in the anthology Hot Blooded and realized it was a series so I wanted to start from the beginning. The first is Catching Midnight and I’m really looking forward to it since it takes place in the Middle Ages (which I don’t see a lot) and I like some historical. Pubparlor did a review of the book here and I’d like to add my two cents in once I read and finish the book. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!

Currently still going through the books in my Manga Madness and the Box post. I’m on volume 3 of Requiem of the Rose King and the prologue part is done. Now the real story begins.

Stay tuned for more of my randomness in the book forest!

NaNoWriMo 2016!!

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I mentioned last year that November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. What is it, you ask? For the whole month of November people challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel. You can sign up at their website, nanowrimo.com and keep track of your progress, get some useful tools that could help or connect with other writers.

NaNoWriMo starts November 1st and ends November 30th. For any writers looking to challenge and motivate themselves to write that novel they’ve been wanting to get to, this the perfect setup.

For all the writers out there looking to do this challenge officially and unofficially, best of luck and happy writing!!

 

Random Musing

I haven’t done one of these in, like, FOREVER! I was thinking about books, trends, and remakes. So I was checking out a post from belleofthelibrary, who noted some books written outside the U.S. You can check out her post here. Actually the cover of Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed made me think of another book and I also noticed The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh in there as well.

The Written in the Stars cover made me think of A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston which is a retelling of 1001 Nights. Of course, Saeed’s story has nothing to do with the classic while Ahdieh’s book does but it still reminded me of a book which reminded me of something else.

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1001 Nights is getting it’s turn in the retelling business. Aladdin is also getting a turn in ABC’s Once Upon a Time series which I am excited about!

At the book store, a couple of book covers caught my eye and on reading the summaries I noticed a few that were retellings of the beautiful storyteller who’s spared from the mad king’s wrath.

Before that, The Wizard of Oz was going through and Alice in Wonderland was getting a spin from dozens of wonderful authors. Fairytales like Snow White, Cinderella, and Beauty & the Beast still regularly get re-imaginings from creative minds as well.

It makes me wonder: What’s next?

Not that all these retellings are a bad thing. It’s always nice finding a new spin on an old favorite. Shoot, I’m reading the Dorothy Must Die series, Danielle Paige’s dark take on L. Frank Baum’s Oz books.

But it certainly is interesting to see what picks up and what doesn’t.