August Wrap-Up 2020

This past month I got word that I’d be on furlough until at least the end of October, so it looks like there are a couple of months worth of solid reading time ahead for me.

Last month was an even split between books and audio books with me getting to 4 of each. I did finish a couple more but they are scheduled for future review so I’ll not count them. Out of a total of 40 possible stars, my reads and listens scored a combined total of 35 out of 40. With only one falling below the four star mark. As the below numbers will show you, I am by no means a speedy reader.

Physical/E-books Read: 4

Total Pages: 1,331

Audio Books completed: 4

Total Hours Listened: 27 hrs 34 mins

Non-Review Posts: 8


Physical/E-Books Read & Reviewed:


Master & Commander by Patrick O’Brian (3 out of 5)

Belle Vue by C.S Alleyne (5 out of 5)

Dispel Illusion by Mark Lawrence (5 out of 5)

Hydra by Matt Wesolowski (5 out of 5)


Audio Books Reviewed:


The Rats by James Herbert (4 out of 5)

Malleus by Dan Abnett (4 out of 5)

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (4 out of 5)

Holt House by L. G. Vey (5 out of 5


Non-Review Posts:


July 2020 Wrap-Up

Read But Not Forgotten – Historical Fiction

Read But Not Forgotten – Horror

Read But Not Forgotten – The Classics (Part 2)

Read But Not Forgotten: Books/Series I Gave Up On

Read But Not Forgotten -Books I Loved But Am Not Brave Enough To Re-Read

Review Policy Updated – Do’s and Dont’s for authors when submitting

Book Haul


23 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up 2020

  1. Many of us are not speedy readers. At least with listening to audiobooks too that doubles your output. 🙂

    Damn, the end of October?! And things are ‘supposed’ to be getting better and back to normal in the UK! On the bright side, you have plenty of reading and listening time for the next couple of months, writing time too, you could try writing dino erotica. 😉

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    1. I will give that serious thought … but I’m just so worried that the market is already saturated with such high quality dino erotica that mine wouldn’t stand a chance 😦

      Yea, with things getting back to normal, and more and more live events taking place outdoors there is always the chance I will go back sooner. My fingers are eternally crossed. Audio books are a godsend for the snail’s pace readers.

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      1. Oh, I don’t know, maybe an off-shoot is the way to go, sort of like cozy crime, cozy dino erotica wherre there is a happy ending and no real dino action. A bit like those vet romance books your mother likes. 😉

        Ha, I wish that I could get on with audio books, alas, I can’t. I also appear to be in a fantasy slump, are you out of yours yet?

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      2. I’m not sure there’s a writer alive that could create a ‘cozy dino erotica’ genre.

        I think I’m coming out of it. Currently enjoying the sequel to Sunder City. I also have Ashes of The Sun by Django Wexler being sent to me … so I’m hoping I am 😂

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      3. I’m not a massive blog tour fan but I’d been meaning to try a fantasy novel that wasn’t urban or comedy. Will posted an awesome review of it so I decided to give it a go.

        It is urban … I normally hate urban fantasy. This year has turned me onto it a little more.

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  2. Well…I think in the end it doesn’t matter how long you take to read a book: The experience itself is what counts! 😊 One could take two months to finish a novel, but if the end result is that you enjoy it, hey that’s what matters right! Looking forward to another month of reviews and of course for you hopefully some good books!😀

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      1. Well, that’s good to hear. I’ve read very little these past few months, in fact I think it’s the year I’ve read the least number of books that I have ever read. But…that said…I’m currently working on a kind of come back on that front lol 😂

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  3. I’m over here in my corner crying at my 3star average this month. I’m pretty jealous you had so many 5 stars!

    How is furloughed different from unemployed? Is it just a fancy term or are there real legal differences?

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  4. End of October, huh? Well, could’ve been better, but could’ve been worse. Fingers crossed for that October, though! And hopefully you’ll read and write as many books as you want! 😀

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    1. It could be a lot worse. There’s every chance I could be made redundant. I’m just hoping, that due to my being a deputy team leader, I am safer than most.

      Haha, yes! I recently started writing a comedy fantasy and have been averaging 3,000 – 4,000 words per day. So I’m not being idle at least.

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  5. Ooof, the end of October? I’m finally starting again next week, but then we’ll be off during the winter, so I need to line up more books and games for then. And you’re still on the fantasy burnout, right? It’s really getting to the point I’d suggest you try writing some fantasy to break out of it.

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    1. I’m just coming out of that burnout. It’s not to the point where I feel I can pick up just any fantasy novel, but I am certainly getting excited about reading certain ones. I have also just started writing a comedy fantasy novel and I think that’s helping greatly.

      Yea, end of october. I’m just hoping there’s a job to go back to.

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