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Elexis Bell In this regard, I'm a little... odd.
I don't set out a specific list at any point in time. I have a 3 foot by 3 foot shelf in my library dedicated sole…more
In this regard, I'm a little... odd.
I don't set out a specific list at any point in time. I have a 3 foot by 3 foot shelf in my library dedicated solely to books I want to read at some point. After I finish a book and move it to my "read" shelf at the height that corresponds to how much I liked it, I sit in the floor in front of this "to be read" shelf for as long as it takes me to find one that I want to read right then.
I look at the titles and covers. I pull them off the shelf and read the blurbs. If the blurb piques my interest given the mood I'm in at that point, I flip to the first page (never the last page) and start reading. If it grabs me, that's what I read.
So, it's a little difficult to give a list that I want to read this season, but I can tell you a few recent additions to the shelf that I'm excited about. The Wielder series by Elle Cardy recently found its way onto my shelf, as did Omega Rising by Douglas S. Pierce. The Crown of Conspiracy series by Kara S. Weaver (the books that are out so far) are waiting for me, as is Sorceress of Truth by Jodie Cross.
I'm currently reading Rising from Dust by Martine Carlsson.(less)
Elexis Bell It really depends. Most of the time, I just do something physical and think my way through it while getting my blood pumping. My job is actually prett…moreIt really depends. Most of the time, I just do something physical and think my way through it while getting my blood pumping. My job is actually pretty good for this. It's very repetitive physical work, so my mind is active and able to wander.
My current WIP, The Regonia Chronicles, is a bit different though. A couple of years ago, I reached a point where it was clearly going to be two books instead of one (standalones are kinda my thing), and I had made the big bad guy so big that I had no idea how the humans and Regonians were ever going to stand a chance.
Every scenario spelled a complete and total wipe-out of all their forces, no matter what. Some even spelled cataclysmic genocide.
That's the trouble with making really big bad guys.
As the writer, you have to figure out how to at least give your main characters a fighting chance. Even if they don't win, they need to stand some chance, otherwise it's just depressing and boring.
So, I set it aside and wrote something else while I tried to figure out what to do to put them on... *almost* equal grounds with the big bad guy.
When I figured it out, I then had to go back through what I'd written, add some things, restructure other things, and lay all the groundwork for the next book. And, as it turns out, the next book after that.(less)
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I'm not normally one for heist stories. BUT I love this world and I know that some of my favorite characters from the first series come back later in the Grisha-verse, so jumping into this one was a no-brainer.
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Finally! Alina starts making decisions, Mal admits to being a selfish ass, and they evade someone trying to capture them (I won't say who or when). Talk about miracles. It only took three books.

The pacing was far better than in the first two, and the
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" C.J. wrote: "Thank you so much Elexis, I really appreciate this"
No problem! I genuinely enjoyed it. :) It's still tied for my favorite indie book of a
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This book didn't hold my attention as well as the first.
It started out fantastic. I loved the privateer section. But as soon as they got to court, as soon as massive amounts of plot started relying on Alina not talking to Mal and the two of them acti
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