The next several weeks are going to be pretty light reading for me and I’ll probably mostly be listening to audiobooks. The latter half of the week I’ll be out and about at the World Fantasy Convention in downtown Baltimore. I’m excited and more than a little nervous. I’ve never been to a convention like this before and I’m not really sure what to expect. But, before the convention I still have work the first few days of this week and I also have some more house-cleaning to do in prep for company coming over in two weeks–busy busy busy! At least audiobooks work great for doing chores so I’m sure to still get some reading in this week.
Going forward I have NaNoWriMo for the month of November so I’ll be spending most of my free time writing instead of reading. At least I can still listen to books on my commute and at work. (This is where audiobooks become my lifeline.)
I’m mostly caught up with review requests (only one behind) and I have one other for November, but I think I’m doing pretty good in that regard. I’ve been feeling a little panicky and overwhelmed with NaNo on the horizon and already having limited time with all the time my blogging and reading for the blog takes up, but I think things are actually pretty on track and I have a ton of stuff pre-scheduled for next month. Phew!
So, back on to planned reading for this week.
Tower of Dawn was a lot longer of an audiobook than I’d anticipated and because of work being busy I didn’t get as much time as I would have liked to listen to it. So, Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell is back on the board for this week! Really looking forward to finally diving into this one after hearing so many great things. 😀
Next up I have An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris. I’m a huge fan of her writing, and I have a feeling this will be fast-paced and fun with a hint of the macabre as those are the types of stories she tells. Very excited to read this new series from her. Thanks again to Wunderkind PR and Saga Press for sending this one my way! Since this should be a quick read, thought I could squeeze it in.
And finally I have How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen to finish up. I got this as an eARC (thanks, Tachyon!) and it’s coming out soon so I thought I probably should jump on this one! This is a collection of short stories, all retold fairy tales. I’ve always enjoyed Jane Yolen’s fairy tale retellings so I think this will be a great read. I’ve already read a few of the stories and they’re great so far!
That’s all I have planned for this week but we’ll see, I may be able to squeeze in some reading time at the convention because they have long built in dinner breaks with the programming. And of course I’ll have some books with me. What is everyone else reading this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
13 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: A Light Week!”
I’m excited to hear about World Fantasy Con, it sounds like it will be fantastic. I just started An Easy Death last night and I’m already enjoying it😁
I’m a little nervous because it’s not as much of a fan con as some others, but it still should be pretty darn cool since there will be so many awesome authors and editors and other industry folks attending. Hoping my nerves don’t get the best of me, lol.
I just read the first few pages of An Easy Death and I think it’s going to be great, the tone is fantastic right off the bat. Hope you enjoy! 😀
I just started Trail of Lightning yesterday and am enjoying it so far! Have fun at WFC!
Ooh, Trail of Lightning was such a good one. Thanks!
I’m hoping to read An Easy Death this week as well! And have a great time at WFC! I tried an abbreviated version of nano one year (with a goal of half of what they say per day … even that was soo much!)
Thanks! Yeah, NaNo is tough! It’s just the discipline of making time to write, not to mention all the other stuff that goes into writing itself!
I’m impressed that you are writing for NaNo and I hope you have a wonderful time at the convention! I look forward to hearing about it. Travel safely!
Woohoo, enjoy the World Fantasy Convention! I’ll be looking forward to your after con report 😉
Thanks! Hopefully it won’t take me forever to write the post up lol
Enjoy your con and your reading. Looking forward to reading all about it.