Ok, so I’m still trying to keep things planned but unplanned. Whatever that means. I had a pretty good reading week for the first week of the year. I finished off two books (Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts and This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada) and am working on two others. I do have some reading obligations to take care of though and I want to get on the ball with those starting this week.
I have a pool of ARC/Review copies which I will be working on until I can get them down to a manageable level. Not that they’re completely out of control–I only have two netgalley ARC’s out that need to be read and one that is read and needs a review written. I probably have 10-14 other review copies that are unread–some I may not get to for a while because they’re sequels and that’s fine with me but others I’d really like to get to soon. So not a huge pile, but I hate having things hanging over my head for too long and I really got behind on these obligations at the end of the year.
I’m working on my Discworld reading goal. Started The Colour of Magic and am about halfway through. I’m thoroughly enjoying it and the humor that gets me is often unexpected, like an especially good pun or something.
I picked up an audio copy of My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows from my library. What a fun and ridiculous book. This is one of my favorite periods of history and I’m fairly familiar with the history so you would think this completely inaccurate story would irritate me but it’s like a fanfiction or something so it’s quite fun. I don’t get the whole ‘Dudley turns into a horse during the day’ thing (who came up with that bit of silliness?) but it’s fun and hilarious so I don’t mind at all. Really enjoying this so far.
Once I finish My Lady Jane on audio I plan on starting one of the new books that comes out this week (In Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire and White Stag by Kara Barbieri) but not sure which I want to dive into first so we’ll see what happens. They’re both fairly short so I may be able to get to both of them! 😀
What is everyone else working on this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
15 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Catching Up and Sticking to Goals”
I’m just about to finish Polaris Rising, which actually doesn’t come out until February! I’m trying to “read ahead” this year to get a better handle on my ARCs, and read at least one or two books the month before they come out. I figure after a few months of that it will be easier to get through everything I want to read in a month. We’ll see!
Oh, I think I remember you mentioning that one. Hope you’re enjoying it!
That sounds like a great plan. I’m playing catch up and then hopefully I’ll be on track again. 🙂
Good luck with your ARC/Review stack! Have a great week!
Thank you!! I definitely need a little luck on my side. I need to read like the wind!!!
Ahh, I can’t wait to see your final thoughts on all of these! I really enjoyed My Lady Jane😊
Thanks! I am almost finished My Lady Jane–SO MUCH FUN. 😀
Omg YAY Discworld!! You should give the The Colour of Magic movies a try once you’re done with the first two books. Sean Astin is a gem as Twoflower 😀 And good luck with the ARCs! I have a bunch that’s overdue as well and I’m debating whether I should get to them or tackle my January ones first. Sigh.
Oh, I’ll have to look for those movies then, I love Sean Astin. <3.
Thanks! I'm doing the Off The Grid Readathon this weekend so I'm hoping to plow through at least three books on my list, maybe more. I'm determined to get caught up. Good luck with yours!
I have a copy of My Plain Jane but haven’t read it yet, glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks! Hope you enjoy too!
I’m kicking off the year behind – not a great start I must admit. Good luck catching up with everything.
Thanks, you too! Been spending the last week catching up on posts and finally feel like they’re at least at a manageable level. Now to catch up on books this weekend–I’ll be reading like the wind!
I’m so glad you had fun with my lady jane- I also thought that the historical inaccuracies would annoy me, but it was so great!!
I’m so glad I saw it on your blog, I probably wouldn’t have heard of it otherwise, so thanks!! ❤