What’s On My Plate – January 2015

On My Plate

Happy New Year, steadfast friends and readers! It’s so weird to type “2015” right? Well, here we are, the start to another year. After a year of big changes (going back to work full-time, having my blog shut down), I’m looking forward to a more productive reading year. I’m starting January off with a bang, I have lots of review commitments and a couple of blog tours, but I’m excited about each one of them. Here’s what’s on my plate this month:

For review from publishers:

Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish. I’ve read some fellow bloggers’ reviews on this already, and I’m super excited to get started. This is definitely next on the pile!

Hellhole by Gina Damico. I’m reading this right now (and may be finished by the time you read this), and it’s hysterically funny. I’m really enjoying it!

Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig. A contemporary YA story from Wendig? Hey, I’ll read anything he writes…

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick. I’m still trying to get to Midwinter Blood, but in the meantime, I’m reading this for review.

Covenant’s End by Ari Marmell. OK, so I know this is the fourth (?) book in the series, and I haven’t read the first three. So yeah, we’ll see how that goes, LOL! In any case, I hear great things about this series!

Blog tours and author events:

Pacific Fire by Greg Van Eekhout. I’m very excited to be part of Greg’s tour! California Bones was one of my favorite books of 2014, so I’m curious to see where the story is going next. Join me on January 28th for an interview with Greg and a giveaway!

Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian. The kind folks at St. Martin’s Griffin invited me to be part of this blog tour. I believe this is a debut, and it looks great. Stop back on January 22 for my review and a giveaway!

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan. Mr. Aslan contacted me and asked if I’d like to do an interview with him, and I said YES! without even a second thought. This book has been on my radar since before it came out, but just never made it to the top of the pile. It’s received fantastic reviews, and the sequel comes out this year. I now have a copy in my hands and plan to read it soon. I don’t have the date scheduled, but check back later this month for my interview, as well as an audio book giveaway!

Blog events:

Believe it or not, I’ve tracked down TWO Science Fiction events this month, and I’m going to try to do at least something with both of them. I’m not making any firm commitments, but let’s see what happens. First up: Vintage Science Fiction Month, hosted by The Little Red Reviewer, in which we read and discuss pre-1979 science fiction gems. In tandem with that is Stainless Steel Droppings’ The 2015 Sci-Fi Experience, which is another opportunity to read and review one of my favorite genres. Click on those links if you’re interested in joining up.

That’s it for my month, what’s on your plate for January?


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Posted January 1, 2015 by Tammy in What's On My Plate / 16 Comments


16 responses to “What’s On My Plate – January 2015

    • Tammy

      Thanks April!! Boy that was so stressful:-( I’m super glad to be away from WordPress.com and “on my own” so to speak:-) I hope you have a wonderful 2015 too!

    • Tammy

      Unfortunately, it won’t work on Kindle. You either need a Nook or you just need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer and read it from that. I know, pain in the ass. But I’m glad I read it, it was hysterical! Good luck. Let me know if you need more detailed instructions on ADE, it’s fairly complicated and ridiculous in my opinion LOL!

  1. I have the Owl book too and really looking forward to it. In fact I better get on and read that one methinks! Chuck Wendig – I absolutely love his Miriam series and he’s definitely going on my ‘authors I like to keep an eye out for’.
    Happy 2015 to you 😀
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    • Tammy

      Happy 2015 to you too, Lynn! I think Owl is my next book, since it’s coming out in a couple of weeks. Yep, Chuck is awesome:-)

    • Tammy

      You are so much better at NG than me, but that’s a great idea. Don’t request anything new until you submit a review. I’m going to have to remember that one!

    • Tammy

      I think I would be lost without my first-of-the-month post, because it really does get me organized. Hellhole was a bunch of fun!

    • Tammy

      My pleasure! I hope to actually post something related to it, so far I’m not doing too well with my reading. But I’m so glad you’re doing this:-)