April & May 2018 – Book Haul

A list of Books I have purchased in the month of April and May. No, I haven’t read all other books on my TBR. Part of the joy of reading is anticipation… right? But I may have gone overboard this time. Hey, at least its within 2 months.

Also Fun Fact: I don’t own a Bookshelf. All those Books are piling on my 2 nightstands in 4 wonky Book Towers and are slowly reaching chest height… Hence a few more eBooks this month.

Also I am way too lazy to provide links here.

  • Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey (The Expanse #4)
  • Nemesis Gate by James S.A.Corey (The Expanse #5)
  • Arcadia by Iain Pears
  • Robin by Dave Itzkoff
    • A supposedly good and hearty Biography about Robin Williams.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    • Hyped Book. Justified?
  • The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
    • A few Youtubers I follow recommended it and the premise sounds fun. Crime meets Hedgehog Day
  • Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel
  • A Gentlemen in Moskau by Amor Towles
    • Bought 2 times, Paperback and e-book. That’s what happens when you don’t keep track of your shit.
  • Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
  • Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook (The Black Company #1-3)
  • Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  • The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
    • So I too can be a glorious writing prodigy
  • How to stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight Chronicles #1)
    • His stupid sales pitch on Twitter made me buy this for a dime
  • The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg (The Justar Journal Book 1)
  • Something Wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury
  • The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  • The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
  • The Red Knight by Adam Nicholls (Traitor Son #1)
  • Steelhart by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1)
  • The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #1)
  • The Crimson Brigade by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #2)
  • Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan (Powder Mage #3)
    • Came as a Bundle and I am curious about the Steampunk Elements
  • Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #1)
  • King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #2)
  • Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire #3)
    • Also a Bundle. He better be good.
  • The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #2)
  • The Last Colony by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #3)
  • Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #4)
  • The Human Devision by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War #5)
    • I read the first one years ago in German. Now to continue on.
  • Redshirt by John Scalzi
  • Raven Strategem by Yoon Ha Lee (Machineries of Empire #2)
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries #1)
    • Won a Nebula. Sounds funky.
  • Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

How to write a Story

How to write a story | John Dufresne | TEDxFIU

Again I am not the owner of the video. This is an awesome approach on creative outlining and on creating a story. It had helped me immensely.  I have written over 1000 words after watching this and using this kind of approach.