Another week in reading down. Last week wasn’t fantastic with reading, but I did manage to finish one book–not SFF though. Buuuuut, I’m almost finished two other books so there’s that at least.
Now that I’ve got most of my major events out of the way (still have a few things, but they’re not all day things and I may even have a day or two free here and there) I’m feeling a lot less stressed. Also, I’ve managed to catch up on a LOT of blogging stuff. In fact, the only couple of things in my drafts folders are nearly complete posts for later in the month. 🙂
We had D&D on Friday night, which was a lot of fun. It was a super casual and relaxed session and I feel like my character made some good moves. Because of the way I built my character’s magic (he’s a sorcerer) I’ve made him super powerful with certain things and then he’s useless with others, LOL. But I got to take out a bunch of goblins this time around which was fun.
Yesterday was my fancy tea party book club meeting. I think it went well, talk around Good Omens was fun and we talked about a bunch of other stuff too. We had good food, not too much, and then later moved down to our game room and played a few table top games. This is the first time we played in the game room since we got it set up. Everyone seemed to like it and I think the space is gonna work out well, huzzah!
This past weekend I posted my Summer TBR pile. I’m going to do my best to stick to it because I need to get all of these books read and at least clear off the top of this end table in my living room. And I really need to catch up on review requests so I gotta hold myself to it.
This week I’ll be finishing up The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin in audio. I’m almost finished this one so should be done pretty early in the week. I’m really loving this one, just like the rest of the series. Weird but extremely engaging and I love the way the story is being told.
Next up in audio is Beautiful by Juliet Marillier. I LOVE Marillier. When I saw this book mentioned I had to go and pick up a copy right away. It’s a short audiobook, not even 8 hours, so I should be able to complete this one too. I also wanted to choose a short book because I think one of my other audio holds from the library is going to check out soon and timing is everything. 🙂
I still haven’t gotten around to The Book of Flora by Meg Elison yet, which I feel terrible about. But, mood reader. So, it’s on the list again for this week. It looks really good though so I’m looking forward to it.
Lastly, I have a middle grade book, Asha & The Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan. I…may have picked this one up for that cover art alone. It’s so very pretty. This is a shorter read, and middle grade, so hopefully will able to speed through it pretty fast to get another book out of my TBR pile.
NOT PICTURED: Still working on Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones. I also hope to have this one finished up today because I only have about 30% to go. If I’m really lucky, maybe I can finish five books this week, hahaha.
Phew! That’s my plan for this week, we’ll see how things go. Any thoughts on these? What are you reading this week? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
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I hope your week goes well – I also fancy that Marillier book so will definitely pick up a copy soon.
Your book club went well – and your games room too.
Great fun all round .
Thanks Lynn! I hope you have a great week too. I have to get caught up on blog hopping again hah. 🙂
I love that your book club also plays table top games! I feel bad that I never read The Stone Sky. I love the series so much but just count get to it at the time. Maybe your review will kick start me into finally reading it!
Yeah, it just worked out that a lot of us are into the same things. 🙂
I’d definitely recommend The Stone Sky if you liked the other books. You get A LOT more backstory in this one.
It’s always interesting having DnD characters who are amazing at one thing and rubbish at others; my current Pathfinder campaign has a Bard offshoot called diplomat so she is absolutely useless in a fight (and literally runs and hides) but she can talk her way out of almost anything.
Didn’t get nearly as much reading done this weekend as I hoped because E3 fever meant I just wanted to spend all my free time gaming. Need to get through VELOCITY WEAPON, yikes!
Yeah. I built my character, despite being a sorcerer, to be rather….thief-like? Because they’re secretly working against the party (as in, helping until we reach the goal and then hopefully making off with the goods in the end–long story that has to do with their back story etc). So initially I took a ton of spells for two things: 1) that would work in conjunction with their racial abilities (I’m playing a blue dragon so I have an affinity for lightening spells and get bonuses with those) and 2) spells that would help me do stealthy things and coordinate with an outside party that I am secretly aligned with. So…yeah…lol.
I’ve heard great things about Velocity Weapon! Hope you enjoy!
Really curious about Jemisin books and Beautiful!
I just finished the Jemisin book. Wow, that was one heck of an ending. Highly recommend Broken Earth if you don’t mind things getting really weird. 🙂
SWEEEEEET, I see Beautiful by Juliet Marillier in your haul! You’re right that it’s a short one, I think you’ll be through it in no time 🙂 And yes, I know the feeling of trying to fit in shorter audiobooks while waiting for those imminent Overdrive holds to come in, lol!
I’m only an hour in and already loving it. 😀
Your fancy tea party book club sounds amazing 🙂 I still haven’t gotten around to The Broken Earth series. One day I will. Is The Stone Sky the latest/last book in the series?
The book club is really fun but also stressful, lol! Yep, it’s a trilogy. 🙂
Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading the way of kings and I’m listening to these rebel waves!
Thanks, Evelyn, you too! That sounds like a great week of reading!