Hey all, hope everyone had a great week last week. I had a pretty good week in reading in some respects (I finished four books) but not in others (only one was a priority read–for my book club, not even a review request!). I finished up Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis (it was on sale! I couldn’t help picking it up! And then I had to read it right away because I love her writing!), Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (my book club read), and a romance novel (A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare).
So really not a bad week at all as far as numbers go but I’m still really behind on review requests and ARC’s and such. I’m also behind on my Discworld reading. O.o But the good news is once I get through some of these reading obligations in the first half of the year, I should be able to pick up the pace on these towards the latter half.
One other good thing is that my tea party book club meeting went really well. Everyone had a lot of thoughts on the book and we had a lively discussion, lots of food, great company, and ended the night playing some table top games. Fun times were had by all! I convinced the group we should read Good Omens next since the series is coming out in May. 🙂
This week I’ll be listening to The Au Pair by Emma Rous. Not a fantasy novel for once! This one looked really good so I put it on the wait list at the digital library and it just checked out so I want to get to it before it expires in two weeks. I’ve been trying to branch out my read a bit more so looking forward to this change of pace. 🙂
The Au Pair should be a fairly quick listen, so once I finish that up I plan to start The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons. That’s quite a hefty one coming in at 27hrs and 14mins, so it may actually take me two weeks to get through that one. It really all depends how much listening time I get in.
Still reading Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock. Didn’t make much progress as I had to finish my book club read and then got distracted by a couple other lighter reads, whoops! But back to this one, should be able to finish up fairly quickly.
If I have time left at the end of the week I’ll be starting Wagers of Fate: The 108 Stars by Noureddine Hifad. This is a review request I am really very behind on, but the story looks intriguing! “A young heir to the throne, Prince Hector flees in an attempt to gather 108 righteous heroes to save the country from the usurping general.”
Ambitious plans again this week, but I don’t expect to finish all of these and of course I could get distracted by other books again because the seems to be my thing. I also have DnD on Saturday, so I won’t have all weekend to lay around reading and/or catching up on reviews (which I am, of course, also still behind on). What is everyone else reading this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!