Sunday Status Update: March 13, 2022

Character update will return next week. :)

Kat: I’ve been reading L.E. Modesitt Jr’s ECOLITAN books: The Ecolitan Operation, The Ecologic Secession, The Ecologic Envoy, and The Ecolitan Enigma. Life is really busy right now and I’m struggling to get any reviews out. I hope things will settle down soon.

Marion: I’m finishing up Kit Maquist’s Tripping Arcadia, which is… botanical gothic. (I just made that subgenre up, by the way.) The book has an interesting premise and I love all the botanical parts, especially the (many) poisons!

Sandy: Moi? I am currently reading still another Lost World/Lost Race novel that has just been reissued by the fine folks at Armchair Fiction. The book in question is entitled The Valley of Eyes Unseen, by British author Gilbert Collins, which was initially released in 1923. I am hugely enjoying this really excellent adventure tale, set in the wilds of Tibet, and look forward to sharing some thoughts on it very shortly.…

Terry: I’m reading The Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick, the sequel to The Mask of Mirrors. It took me a while to remember who everyone is (there are lots of characters in these books!), but now that I’m well into it, I’m having a fine time. I’m also reading A Hundred Suns by Karin Tanabe, a historical novel set in Vietnam; it’s beautifully written. I finished Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, the second book in the first Grishaverse trilogy. Middle books of trilogies are always difficult, and this one seemed more difficult than most; I found it dragged quite a bit, and the problems stayed unresolved when a conversation would have fixed them. I’ll still go on to the third book, Ruin and Rising, but I’m going to take a substantial break first.


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TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.

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