March/April/May Read-Along Schedule
Here at The Bibliosanctum, we enjoy interacting with others around reading and our busy mom lives. Read-Alongs provide a perfect opportunity for us to interact with other readers and dive into books on our backlist. For more information about any of these Read-Alongs or to see what else everyone is reading, please visit the SF/F Read-Alongs Goodreads group.
Continuing on to the second book, Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow has organized a read-along for A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #2). A group of us read the first book in January and had a fun time.
October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re-earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.
Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning—otherwise known as Fremont, CA—to make sure that all is well with his niece, Countess January O’Leary, whom he has not been able to contact. It seems like a simple enough assignment—but when dealing with the realm of Faerie nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Toby soon discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, whose domain is a buffer between Sylvester’s realm and a scheming rival duchy. If Toby can’t find the killer soon, she may well become the next victim.
Week 1: Saturday 5th March, Chapters 1-8 hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Saturday 12th March, Chapters 9-16 – hosted by Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 3: Saturday 19th March, Chapters 17-25 – hosted by Books By Proxy
Week 4: Saturday 26th March, Chapters 26-end – hosted by The Bibliosanctum
Coming up in April, I plan to knock another book off my TBR pile with The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Gentlemen Bastards #1) read-along hosted by Imyril at OneMore.org. This one is still looking for hosts, so if you’re interested, be sure to visit the group and pitch in.
In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part “Robin Hood”, one part Ocean’s Eleven, and entirely enthralling… An orphan’s life is harsh — and often short — in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains — a man who is neither blind nor a priest.
A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected “family” of orphans — a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.
Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld’s most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful — and more ambitious — than Locke has yet imagined.
Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi’s most trusted men — and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr’s underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game — or die trying…
Week 1: Thursday 7th April, Prologue & Book 1 – Ambition / Ch 1-3
Week 2: Thursday 14th April, Book 2 – Complication / Ch 4-6
Week 3: Thursday 20th April, Book 2 – Complications / Ch 7-8 & Book 3 – Revelation / Ch 9-11
Week 4: Thusday 27th April, Book 4 – Desperate Improvisation & Epilogue
Honestly, I don’t remember putting Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (The Split Worlds #1) on my TBR pile, but it’s there. I go on blind book sprees and blackout, so it probably ended up there in one of those moments. LOL. This read-along is hosted by Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow.
The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer.There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs.
But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?
Week 1: Monday 9th May: Chapters 1-9, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Monday 16th May: Chapters 10-18, hosted by On Starships and Dragonwings
Week 3: Monday 23rd May: Chapters 19-25, hosted by OneMore.org
Week 4: Monday 30th May: Chapters 26-End, hosted by Lynn’s Books
Hope to see some of you participating!