Reading time

I got a new (to me) phone recently, and realised that I could put the Kindle app on it. I used to get incredibly travel sick but over the last few years, a combination of reading for short periods on buses and then trains seems to have cured a lot of it, although I still can’t read in cars and I can’t really read for longer than half an hour. But when my commute’s half an hour on the train and I have my phone with me, it’s brilliant!

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Songs of Seraphina by Jude Houghton

I’d saved up quite a few ebooks to read whenever I got round to it, and I’m now working my way through them. In addition to Darkhaven, I’ve just finished Songs of Seraphina (which I’ll do a review of shortly) and The Four Realms from my good friend Adrian Faulkner (no review as I’m biased, but it’s good so go and read it!)

I’m currently on a bit of a Neil Gaiman fix with The Ocean At The End Of the Lane.  I’ve also got American Gods in paperback, so that’s my bedtime reading. I also just read The Sleeper and The Spindle – absolutely amazing and I need to get it in hard copy, as it’s going to be one I hand to any children that visit. It’s a wonderful twist on the known fairytales and the illustrations are beautiful.

On the subject of paperbacks, I got Proven Guilty, Dead Beat and Blood Rites through today…although I haven’t yet finished marking up Death Masks, so I really need to get on with that! Our youngest RPG’er has just started reading the Dresden Files and he’s about to start Death Masks, so I really need to re-read them to keep ahead of him – I forget the details otherwise. It’s been quite fun chatting to a new reader about them, and I can see why our GM was so excited when I first started reading them – he loves the series and it’s wonderful to have someone to talk to…or, in the GM’s case, make sly references to during our casefiles, knowing that I’ll get the joke *rolls eyes*.

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The Art of Forgetting, Book 1: Rider by Joanne Hall

Anyway. Next in line with my ebook fix is Spark and Carousel (advance copy – woot!), The Art of Forgetting: Rider, and a list of random items that includes The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan, The Mages’ Grave and What Remains of Heroes – all picked up completely randomly from suggestions, so we’ll see how they go.

I’ve also got a few books to beta-read from friends, which I’m quite excited about – unfortunately not Kindle-able but if I’m reviewing, I think I need scribble space on them anyway! I’ve got a sci-fi Western, a magical Chinese mythology and an edit-read of the serial story I was reading, all of which I’m really looking forward to sitting down with.

Mixed in with this someplace is my own writing…

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.