The theme of February (and probably March) is going to ‘buckling down for r/fantasy bingo’. I have 10 squares left to complete and only two months to get them done. *cue Eye of the Tiger* Do I regret doing an all vampire-themed card for this year’s bingo? No. But I do regret pushing a ton of books off until the last minute, darn me. At least most of these (with the exception of Blindsight) were already in my TBR Pile of Doom–there’s a positive I guess!
r/Fantasy Bingo Selections
- The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes. Bingo Square – Slice of Life / Small Scale Fantasy – ebook
- Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes. Bingo Square – Self-Published SFF Novels – ebook
- Bloodlines by Janice Harrell. Bingo Square – SFF Novel Featuring Twins – ebook
- My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due. Bingo Square – Afrofuturism – ebook
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Bingo Square – YA SFF (I’m using my one substitute a square for swapping this out for the cyberpunk square) – physical book
- Blindsight by Peter Watts. Bingo Square – Novel Featuring an AI Character – audiobook
Fancy Tea Party Book Club
- Dune by Frank Herbert – audiobook
This is my real life book club that meets about three times a year. We’ve been doing this for about two years now and have had a great time and read a variety of books. Dune will be a re-read for me but it’s been about 20 years so I’m looking forward to checking this one out again with a bit of a different perspective. I’ll probably see if I can get an audio copy of this one since I have so many other print books to get through in February.
- The Demons We See by Krista D. Ball – ebook
Our romantic fantasy bookclub on reddit is reading a favorite book of mine for February. This will also be a reread. If I don’t get to it that’s okay, because I read it not that long ago, but I would like a bit of a refresher for discussion. Thankfully it’s a fun and quick read.
- The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler – published March 1st
I’m also supposed to be having a copy of The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee on the way to me so that means I have to hurry up and read The Fever King (which I’ve been meaning to do anyway). I know I said I was going to cut but on ARCs and review copies but I couldn’t resist when I was offered a copy so here we are.
Now, I might actually be able to get through more audio than what I have slated here and add in some other selections–maybe some things I wasn’t able to get to last month. Dune is only a little over 21 hours and Blindsight is about 12 so neither book is a complete doorstop. Still, I don’t want to push it so I’m just going to keep things as is for now. As always, we’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck with my bingo reading–I’m gonna need it. 🙂