February Fantasy Month 2018/Nightstand!

Some books I want to read this month. And oh! It’s Benedict Pendragon, my little dragon, popping in for a look! ^_^

Hello, dear page dreamers!

It’s February, and that means it’s time to celebrate . . . FANTASY MONTH!

Yes, indeed, one of my favorite times of year! πŸ˜‰

Jenelle Schmidt is once again hosting February is Fantasy Month, and she has all sorts of fun things planned, so be sure to check out her blog!

Also, this time she has a splendid daily hashtag game/meme, so I’m hoping to do that on my Twitter each day. Check out the prompts and feel free to join in the fun on the social media of your choice with the hashtag #FantasyMonth!

Today I figured I’d share my Nightstand Books for February (which is another meme created by Jenelle Schmidt, and DJ Edwardson, where we share our currently-reading books each month)!

I have QUITE the ambitions for reading this month; whether or not I’ll get to them all is another matter. XD There always seems to be something else to read that pops up in the middle of the month and takes over from my previously scheduled plans. But it’s all for fun, and talking about books is everyone’s (or at least MY) favorite thing to do other than reading them, so, ONWARD!

Nearly all of these are Fantasy, in honor of the month. πŸ˜€ (Titles are linked and lead to Goodreads.)

Daily Readings

  • Hall of Heroes(anthology) 27 fantasy short stories by members of the Fellowship of Fantasy should be just right for February Fantasy Month… πŸ˜‰ I won this lovely copy in a giveaway and I’m excited to dive in! πŸ™‚ (The ebook version is available for free on Amazon!)
  • Tolkien and The Silmarillion – Clyde S. Kilby [and] Finding God in The Lord of the Rings – Kurt Bruner & Jim Ware(non-fiction) These two together have just the right number of chapters for daily reading in February, if I can manage it. I really enjoyed my daily readings of Mere Christianity and Tolkien: A Celebration, during January, so we’ll see if I can keep it up!

Nightstand

  • A Matter of Magic – Patricia C. Wrede — I’ve been meaning to read this ever since Christmas and I can’t wait! πŸ˜€ (Someday I will allow myself to read for fun. And when that day comes, I will read this. XD)
  • Adela’s Curse – Claire M. Banschbach — I got this during NaNo and somehow have been too busy to read it… but I’m determined to because it’s tiny and sounds fantastic! Because faeriiiies!
  • Lady Moon – Rachel Starr Thomson — I actually got this for my birthday LAST year (because it was highly recommended by my friend Mary Horton) and I’ve been putting it off because I want to love it SO BADLY that I’m afraid to start reading it. XD But I really ought to read it before my next birthday, AND it’s currently Fantasy Month, so of course it needs to go on this list.
  • The Children of Hurin – J.R.R. Tolkien(re-read) Last year I re-read The Silmarillion and read the new Beren and Luthien book, so this is next on my Tolkien list, if I can get to it! Looking forward to it. ^_^

Ebooks

  • Minstrel’s Call – Jenelle Leanne Schmidt(for review) This is coming out February 28 and I’m an ARC reader and it’s the LAST book in the series and alksdjfljd I’M EXCITED. (Also petrified; but… y’know. XD) Cover reveal coming soon!
  • Dissemble – Sarah Addison-Fox(for review) After enjoying Disowned last month, I’m excited to be reading this sequel, releasing February 22! It’s starting off a bit choppy but I’m otherwise intrigued so far. πŸ™‚
  • The Lady and the Frog – L. Palmer(bookclub) This is the Fellowship of Fantasy book of the month for February and it sounds absolutely delightful. ^_^
  • Presumption and Partiality – Rebekah Jones — What is a non-fantasy book doing on this list? *gasp* Juuuust kidding! But this is the final Vintage Jane Austen book and I’ve been meaning to read it since it released (because Pride and Prejudice retelling!) so I’m hoping to get to it soon! (Also there’s going to be a great Kindle Countdown sale for the whole series, the week of Valentine’s Day, so watch for that!)
  • Battle for the Throne – E. J. Willis(for review) Another review book, I don’t know much about this one but it’s fantasy and sounds intriguing! I’m looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

How about you? Are you excited for Fantasy Month? Planning to do the hashtag game? (It would work as a great tag on a blog, too!) What’s on your bookish “nightstand”?

Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer / Deborah O’Carroll

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12 thoughts on “February Fantasy Month 2018/Nightstand!

  1. All the fantasy everything!!!! I’m so excited!!!!! Thanks for the shout-out here on your blog πŸ™‚

    I need to do a nightstand post… I have a couple of exciting fantasy books I’m reading this month. (I didn’t get to do any fun reading in January, so I’m very happy to have some time to read for fun now).

    Your books all look so lovely. I haven’t read the Hall of Heroes yet, and I really want to. I liked all the stories in Fantastic Creatures (though now that I am more familiar with some of the authors and know that some of those stories are tie-ins to their other books I’ve read, I feel the need to go back and re-read that).

    A Matter of Magic looks very intriguing… of course, it’s by one of my favorite authors, so I’ll have to see about getting a copy.

    I was writing a blog post the other night and it brought to memory a book I read over and over again when I was younger… couldn’t remember the title, but I knew what it was about and what was on the cover, so a little hunting and I found it… and now I’m itching to see if the library has it so I can re-read it… and apparently it was a trilogy, and I’ve never read books 2 or 3! So that’s always exciting!

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    • YESSS. I’m so excited too! πŸ˜€

      Aww, I’m sorry — but I hope you get to read some good books this month! πŸ˜€

      Thanks! I haven’t actually read Fantastic Creatures yet. XD And I know that feeling of knowing authors or series better now and needing to go back! I read the Chrestomanci short stories first, so I had to go back and re-read them once I read the novels and actually understood what was going on. πŸ˜›

      Ooh, I love that feeling when you can remember! What book was it??

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      • It was the Birth of the Firebringer. It’s about a unicorn… and he’s a prince… and I remember liking it enough to read it several times… but not much else. LOL It will be intriguing to see if it’s one I still like now, or if it’s one that doesn’t age well. On another note, trying to find the book, I was reading through reviews on Amazon to see if it was the book I remembered (the cover has been updated since I read it, so I had to go to goodreads and see if the old cover was the one I remembered… I love that goodreads has that feature!) and I found some HILARIOUS 1-star reviews of it. Made my day.

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  2. I’m so excited about Fantasy Month! And what a delightful idea to immerse in allll the fantasy books this month to celebrate. (Then again, like 90% of what I read is fantasy, sooo… xD)

    I love, love, looove all your reading plans for this month! Lady Moon is DEFINITELY one I want/need to read. But I understand about being nervous! It’s always nerve-wracking reading a book you have great expectations for because…what if you don’t like it?!?! Reading is so stressful. Ironically. xD

    But Paticia C. Wrede and TOLKIEN and Jenelle’s new book and SLKDJFLKJSLDKJF. ALL THE LOVELY THINGS! I also think that’s a wonderful plan to read a chapter a day of something non-fiction. I keep meaning to do something like that but TOTALLY failing. But you’re inspiring me to try harder!

    I hope you’ll get plenty of time for all the fun reading this month!

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    • ME TOO! And haha, yes, same. XD But I have more excuse to read fantasy, sooo. πŸ˜‰

      Thank you! I’m only hoping I can get to like half of it! πŸ˜› Heheh, yes, reading can definitely be stressful. XD

      Thank youuu! And it’s sometimes hard to get around to reading a thing every day, but when I do manage it, it’s fun! I hope you have an amazing reading month yourself! ❀

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  3. Looks like a great nightstand lineup! And yay for February is Fantasy month!

    Also, in case you need another addition to your nightstand, GO LOOK UP AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS! It’s got a sensible artist heroine who paints her way out of things and a dramatic-and-dashing-but-surprisingly-well-meaning faerie prince and sarcasm and humor and danger and intrigue and people who are simultaneously more and less than they appear and a critique of the desire for glamour/immortality (both literal and figurative) and a romance that I actually really enjoyed and yeah. Go read it. I think you’ll enjoy it.

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    • Thanks! Yep, I’m super excited for it! πŸ˜€

      OH MY WORD. I’ve seen it around and I think it’s on my TBR because it looked interesting and I KNOW it’s at my library… but I’M SO EXCITED YOU LOVED IT AND IT SOUNDS AMAZING THANK YOU FOR THE REC! (It’s one thing to be intrigued by a book, and another to have it highly recommended by a good friend whose reading taste agrees with me. πŸ˜€ Also humor and sarcasm and faerie prince!) I clearly need this! πŸ˜€

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