Well, last week was a bit of a cluster as far as my reading schedule goes. I didn’t manage to get a lot of reading time between work and stuff going on at home. Also, for some reason I spent most of the week totally and completely exhausted. Not sure if it’s allergies or what, but I have been one sleepy woman.
I was able to finish up three books – two romance novels and one fantasy novel (Once & Future–review to come shortly). One of the romance novels I read when I went to bed and then stayed up reading til 230 in the morning–thanks anxiety! (This isn’t the only reason I was exhausted but I’m sure it contributed). The other I read this weekend while in between doing a bunch of other things–DnD, running errands, more progress on the basement game room, some behind the scenes stuff for r/fantasy book bingo, etc. I read the romance novels instead of reading what I was supposed to be reading which I feel kind of bad about but I needed light and fluffy, so romance it was.
Hopefully this week will be better! But for now it’s going to look a heck of a lot like last week. Wish me luck in getting over this hump.
I have actually started Shin by T. Cook and am enjoying it so far even though I’m not that far into it. I really love the prose and it feels like a good follow up to Spinning Silk even though it’s sort of a prequel.
I’m also about halfway through The True Queen by Zen Cho. I’m enjoying this one two, although so far it’s feeling very average to me. I’m also having a bit of an issue with it as an audiobook, but that’s all on me. I just don’t get along with certain narrators–usually if they’re too breathy then I have a problem being able to concentrate on the book. Also doesn’t help that on top of everything my mind has been racing, so really audiobooks last week didn’t work out well for me. Hoping this week I’ll be able to concentrate a little better. :):
Still looking forward to Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps! I decided on a whim (how I decide most things, naturally), that for this year’s r/fantasy bingo I wanted to do a card of all vampire books. So this may end up on my card! Excited. 🙂
Those are my plans, again. What is everyone else reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to see your thoughts. 🙂
20 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Here We Go, Here We Go Again”
Straight Outta Fangton 😂 I love that title! Hope you have a great week and that your anxiety improves. I can’t even read when I’m having anxiety. Such a pain!
Thanks! Anxiety really is a pain.
I had a lot of fun with Straight Outta Fangton😁 Good luck with getting back on track with your reading, been there!
Thanks! Yeah I have read another of his books and they are generally pretty fun reading.
Audios only work for me if I really like the narrator, otherwise it definitely distracts from the story. Hope things improve very soon.
Yeah, I have gotten better at listening but some narrators still don’t work for me. I’m really having to make an effort to pay attention to this one. Thanks!
Hoping to finish Seven Blades in Black tonight (really enjoying it!) and then it’s finally time for Storm of Locusts!
Oooh, looking forward to your thoughts on Storm of Locusts!
I have Spinning Silk, I picked it up when it was on sale on Kindle but I had forgotten about it so thanks for the reminder! 😉
I’m reading the February issue of Clarkesworld and I’m just a few pages in Europe at Dawn by Dave Hutchinson, I have a feeling I’m going to love this one! 😀
I really loved the prose in Spinning Silk and thought the story was told in an interesting way. Hope you enjoy!
I really need to start reading more short fiction myself.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading rut, between hitting a bunch of mediocre and meh books and just feeling cruddy from being sick. Hopefully this week will be better!
Ruts are the worst. Hope you feel better!
Hope your reading plans go well this week.
Spending the week exhausted = that was me last week into this one. I partly blame allergies/sinuses. When I’m stuffed up, it makes my head think it wants to hurt and tricks my eyes into being sleepy.
Yeah, allergy season is in full force. Hope things start picking up soon, need some energy back!
Sometimes you just gotta read romances for your own mental stability! I get it 😀 Never feel bad for reading what you need to ❤ And I accidentally stay up till 2:30 reading on a semi-regular basis 😂😂
Yeah, they’re definitely my comfort reads. 🙂
Seriously, thank god for romance novels (and authors)! They’re my go-to when I’m anxious and/or having a depressive episode. ❤ And I've thrown my original weekly schedule out the window and am starting Boy and Dog at the End of the World today. 😀
Hah, exactly…I’ve been reading so many of them lately. 😅😅
I’ve heard great things about that book, I hope you love it!