This Week in Reading: More Dresden, Robots, Curses, and Kate Daniels

I had a really great week in audiobook listening last week so I managed to finish Dresden Files #7, Dead Beat, by Jim Butcher and also Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a great week in reading print books. I continue to lag behind because I’ve been a busy little bee this Summer!

Me: Oh, yay, I’m invited to all these things! I love hanging out with my friends!

Also Me: I want to stay home and read.

Ah, if only I could clone myself. Or stop time at night so I could have time to catch up on all the things I need to do before restarting time again. That could come in handy.

Anywho. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve started Dresden Files #8, Proven Guilty, by Jim Butcher on audio because my library hold checked it out automatically already. These books used to be around 10 hours long but now they’re getting a little lengthier as the overarching plot has picked up quite a bit. I really loved the last one. I mean, Harry Dresden riding a T-Rex…what’s not to love?

Next up in audio is Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a bit and I was able to pick it up during Audible’s Summer Sale, huzzah! Pirates, science, robots, love! Sounds intriguing, can’t wait!

So, because I’m behind I still have The Holtur Curse by Cameron Wayne Smith on the deck. This one is a review request and I feel terrible about not being able to get to it more quickly. This book features a monster slayer for a protagonist, something I don’t encounter a lot except in Urban Fantasy, and as this looks a bit more classic I think it’ll be pretty interesting. Looking forward to it.

And, finally, if I have a good reading week then I’ll be starting Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews after I finish The Holtur Curse. I really love the Kate Daniel’s series, it’s gotten to be one of my favorite UF series. I love that when the character keeps ‘leveling up’ in power, suddenly stuff gets reset. I also just love the setting and the idea of rolling tech blackouts/brownouts being caused by surges of magic is kind of neat. Anyway, I bought this forever ago and have been meaning to read it, but…so many books, so little time! This one’s on my ‘books to be read in 2018’ list that I’m trying to knock down, so, progress, yay!

Hopefully I’ll be fully able to catch up on all my reading and review writing soon. I don’t have any major plans next weekend except some household stuff and to start prepping for my next book club tea party meeting. Crossing my fingers. ๐Ÿ™‚

What is everyone else reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you! Happy reading!

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    1. I shouldn’t have an issue with the audiobooks but not sure I’ll get through the print books. Depends how much reading time I get. I always put more on my list than I seem to finish though, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I just finished Spellslinger and I’m debating what to start next. Either Foundryside or European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. Or maybe I’ll knock off something short, those are both pretty long. I’m curious to hear what you think of Autonomous๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. I’m trying to go through a few shorter things myself to break things up a bit. European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman is a huge book! I was surprised to see how big it is!

  2. That is a lot of books! Good luck getting through them all! I am reading Heroine’s Journey and A Conjuring of Light. They are both the 3rd books in series and I am buddy reading them both!

    1. I’m already through the Dresden because I listened to it on 1.4x speed lol. Only three more to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Buddy reading is fun! Currently doing a read along for Kushiel’s Dart and even though it’s a reread for me it’s been great to see first time readers reactions to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We’ll see! I’m listening to the audio which I’m realizing probably wasn’t the best fit for me with this book as some of the narration is (intentionally) robotic and my mind keeps wandering off while listening lol. But hopefully I can buckle down and concentrate enough to pay attention to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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