Reading List for 2015

Last year at about this time I announced that I was going to read twelve books from the BBC’s Big Read List of 2003. I had so much fun plowing through these gems that I intend to challenge myself again, but with a much different list.

This year I will read some of the best that speculative fiction has to offer. Some of these books have been around for awhile and I’m ashamed that I haven’t picked them up sooner, and some are still fairly new.

Either way, I’m excited to dive in!

Here’s is this year’s list:

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
  2. Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
  3. Everneath – Brodi Ashton
  4. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
  5. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  6. Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch
  7. Under Heaven – Guy Gavriel Kay
  8. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  9. Existence – David Brin
  10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
  11. Going Postal – Terry Pratchett
  12. A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin

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What are you planning to read this year? Share in the comments!

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Also – I’m still taking names for feature posts in the future, this includes writers, artists, cosplayers, and musicians.  If you, or someone you know, would like some shameless self promotion, let me know!

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‘Tis the Season to Shamelessly Promote Yourself!

Here’s a very Merry Christmas to all my dear readers, if it weren’t for you I would probably be doing something far less interesting, like folding socks, or hunting down mystery spots in my carpet. Finding interesting things to post here has been a challenge and I hope that I’ve delivered things that you have found intriguing.

Cool Reindeer is all about shameless self promotion

Cool Reindeer is all about shameless self promotion

I would love to make this blog as terrific as possible, and love even more to pay it forward. In the spirit of giving and sharing, I’m looking for fantasy concept artists, cosplayers, and other awesome people to feature in future posts in the coming year.  If you are interested, send me a line here in the comments, include any links to existing material online, and if I feel that you are a good fit, I’ll be in touch with you!

Merry Christmas!

Fulfilling Promises

Awhile back I held an open mic where you were welcome to submit questions and I would ask them as honestly and candidly as possible.  In return I promised that I would feature these questions and answers in a new header for this blog and help each of you promote your blogs as well.  For those that did submit questions in the last round, I’d love to put a picture next to your question.  Send me a link and I’ll add one!

Today instead of a long-winded random post I’m fulfilling that promise.  If you look at the header there is a new tab called FAQs, go and check it out.

microphoneAlso, I will be answering questions in the comments today so feel free to send them in, I’ll do my best to answer quickly!

As promised before, those questions will be added to the FAQ page with a link to your blog or other social site – so you can consider this shameless self promotion.