Well, not much to report. I did manage to read a bunch of books in the last week but not many of them were SFF. I was sick for half of the week which really messed with my audiobooking and reading schedule in general. But, I’m feeling much better now and back on track, ready to tackle Mt. To Be Read!
I’m about halfway through Blood Rites, the sixth book of The Dresden Files. I’m not really sure why but I’m just not as into this one for whatever reason. It started off interesting, and I think the main plot and characters are ok, but it’s not jiving with me for whatever reason. I’ve zoned out several times while reading it and had to go back and listen again only to do the same thing upon re-listening. Sigh. I don’t even know if it’s the book or if I’ve just had a distracting week and audiobooks take a lot of concentration for me as is.
Once I finish up with Harry, I’ll finally be moving on to A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir. Looking forward to this one. I feel like it’s been a long time since I listened to the previous book in the series and have only a vague idea of how things left off but hopefully once I start on the new one it will all come back to me.
I managed to start Starless by Jacqueline Carey and so far, I’m loving it! I’m about a quarter of the way through and I love the characters. And Carey’s prose is lush and putting me right into the world she’s created. I do wish the plot would kick in soon, but for now I’m enjoying the ride.
Starless is such a thick book I think it may take me the rest of the week to finish up so I’m not sure I’ll be reading much else in print until the weekend or next week. However, if I do finish up, I’ll probably try to read something lighter (as in not Epic Fantasy). I have J. Kathleen Cheney’s The Seat of Magic sitting in my TBR pile so I may tackle that one as I should be able to read that in a couple of days. I liked the first of her Golden City novels quite a lot. She writes great fantasy romance, which is kind of my jam. Also, they’re quite different books for fantasy with historical settings, being set later than most and in Portugal instead of somewhere like England or France. Oh, and selkies!
So, that’s it. Seems like a lot but I’m already in the midst of two of these and I think I’ll be able to get through them all just fine, or at least do better than last week. What’s everyone else reading this week? Leave a message in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!