This Week in Reading: Second Verse, Same as the First

So this past week was pretty busy. I didn’t have as much time for reading as I’d hoped. Taking care of kittens ended up being a little more time consuming than I’d imagined. Also, my husband came down with a flu and then I came down with it this past weekend. I am typing this from my sickbed, but luckily for everyone this is not a virus that is transmittable via the internet. 🙂 Hopefully this flu will burn out pretty quickly so I can get back to my regular schedule.

Also last week I totally kept putting off picking up European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (it’s just such a very large book) and got distracted by The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells instead. People kept recommending them to me and I kept putting them off. Anywho, they are so much fun! I breezed through the first three novellas and am now eagerly anticipating the fourth book coming out in October.

I devoted my weekend to getting back on schedule but that’s when I came down with this plague. I did manage to get past the halfway point of European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss. Yes, it’s a HUGE book, but it’s rather fast paced (if you skim some of the inconsequential details thrown in) and the story is good. I’m hoping to finish up by Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

Next up I’ll be reading Spinning Silk by T. Cook. This is a review request that I’ve been looking forward to starting. (I may have low-key started it while being distracted and am actually 6% into it.) This one is inspired by Japanese folklore and I’m enjoying the little bit I’ve read of it so far.

In audio, I’m still listening to The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. I’m more than halfway through this one as well and I’m absolutely loving it. I love most of the characters, and can’t wait to see where the rest of the story goes. It’s been interesting too because it starts out in a historical setting but there’s so much fantasy that it feels like a world hidden from our world.

After that I’m going to be listening to Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw. I picked up a physical copy of this a while ago, back when it first came out, but I never got around to it. I picked up a copy of the audio version during a sale recently. The author is going to be a guest at our local book festival so there’s no time like the present to get to it!

So, looks like a pretty full week but I’m mostly through two of the books already and the other two are fairly short so should be quick reads. Here’s hoping I can get through all of these this week because I have a couple of other review requests this month to get to this month and I really dislike lagging behind on those.

What is everyone else reading this week? Do any of these seem interesting to you? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. I’m really happy to hear you say European Travel is fast paced. I need to pick it back up, I feel bad that I stopped reading after only 20 pages or so.😀

    1. I put it down pretty quickly at first too, I think it’s because the size is a little daunting. That said, once I really started in on it, the story got really good. I’ll probably finish it today. 🙂

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