I feel like if I blink too long then I’m just going to wake up and it will be 2020 and I’ll have missed all of December. Time is just going by way too quickly. Welp.
Anywho, I had a pretty awesome reading week last week, mostly thanks to listening to audiobooks while working on my book cataloguing project during my 4-day weekend. While I did get a good amount of reading in it wasn’t all what I’d hoped to be reading as far as working on finishing up my Autumn TBR, but it was still reading and I’ll take what I can get. 🙂
I managed to to complete FIVE books last week. I blasted through the first two of Tanya Huff’s Vicki Nelson series (why did it take me so long to start this series???) and then moved on to The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen. In print, I read To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers (already have my review up here, if you missed it) and then read Desdemona and the Deep by C.S.E. Cooney. To be fair. all five of these were fairly short books, but I’m still pretty happy with my progress.
Also, I’m really behind in blog hopping again, blargh. Hopefully will start to catch up again soon as I’m usually doing it during downtime at work lately. 😉
This week I’m still reading Angel Mage by Garth Nix. I made some good progress over the weekend and it’s been an interesting read so far, definitley have some thoughts on it already. Looking forward to seeing where the rest of the story goes.
Once I finish up Angel Mage I’m going to move onto another book I’ve been sent for review, The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her so far, she writes the blend of fantasy and romance that I enjoy, so really very excited to start this one.
In audio, I’ve started up Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin. I need to get to work on these bingo reads I have left because April 1st will be here before I know it. I think I have 12 squares left. Luckily, most of the books I have left on my list should be fairly quick reads, hopefully.
In the event I finish up Fevre Dream this week, I’ll most likely start on The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss. This is the conclusion to her trilogy and I’m always happy (bittersweetly so) to complete a series. I’ve really enjoyed the first two books and I’m looking forward to further adventures.
So, those are my plans this week, such as they are. They may change because I’m me and it really all depends what kind of mood I’m in. Hopefully I’ll stick to this though and be able to accomplish a few goals (books for review, bingo reads, finishing series). We’ll see! Any thoughts on my picks for this week? What are you reading? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
21 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Wait, It’s December Already?!?”
5 books is huge! I’m excited to see what you think of Angel Mage. I haven’t seen too much about it yet.
Thanks! Not sure how that happened, just was enjoying some of them so much I flew through them, lol. So far, it’s interesting. I’m taking a couple day break before diving back into it. 🙂
Wow, congrats! I’m impressed that you can listen to audio books and work on something at the same time. I don’t think I’d be able to split my mind like that😁 I have a copy of The Will in the Wilds too, but since it’s a January title, I have many other books I need to get to this month.
It depends what kind of book it is and what I’m working on. Cataloging is really monotonous thankfully LOL. Totally get that, I have a ton of December reads, I really need to get started on them.
Enjyo your reading! I’m about to start Ninth house!
Thanks! Oooh, I’ve heard interesting things about that one, hope you enjoy!
I finished The Toll and Starsight over the holiday, today I’m starting Steel Crow Saga! Excited because I’ve heard good things and also I am SUPER behind on reviewing it for Netgalley, so let’s check that off the list!
That’s some good reading you got in over the weekend! I hope you love Steel Crow Saga, I’ve heard good things and hope to get to it too this month. 🙂
I know, I can’t believe it’s December! I was away for much of last week because we went to visit my mother in law for Thanksgiving so I didn’t get much reading done – feeling stressed now trying to catch up and have some content for the blog, haha! Glad to hear you had a productive week!
“feeling stressed now trying to catch up and have some content for the blog” This is me ever since being behind in late October and early November and trying to catch up while also feeling very ‘meh’ lol. Hope you get caught up soon and the stress melts away. 🙂
I have so much to do in December but I refuse to be stressed out. Or maybe I don’t get a say in the matter.
I’m curious about how you’re finding Angel Mage – I’m going to press on with it but the start is very heavy
I’m definitely already stressed despite my ‘december will be chill’ mantra.
I took a brief break from Angel Mage, exactly what you said, the start is really heavy. Not just the story but the POV and there is so much world building details which are just not always something I can easily digest. I’m about 100pgs in, hoping to pick it back up tonight. We’ll see how it goes! (If you haven’t gotten that far, there are some other POV’s introduced other than that first one)
I can’t believe we are already 5 days into December either!! Where has the year gone?!?! I hope you like The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl ❤
No idea, it’s been a crazy fast year lol. Thanks, hoping to get to that one next in audio. 😀
Yo, me too! It feels like the year went by quickly, as if December rushed to arrive.
Your first paragraph sums up my readerly life recently… I was so consumed by getting over the cold and then the fatigue I was slammed with afterwards – over and beyond ‘letting go’ of the anxiety about Dad and trying to carve out a niche of joy for Christmas itself.. (which we did) – somewhere in the thick of all that, I just sort of … ‘let it slide’ by me.. time for reading. I just wasn’t in the mood and to be honest, I had zero energy for it. I’m starting to get back into the swing of things now… but I had to give myself space to just realise that sometimes plans go out the perverbial window and its ‘okay’ to give ourselves a ‘break’ from whichever scheduled plans we had and to create new plans in their place. That’s why I needed to give myself a boost and re-do my #ChristmasReads as with everything going on this December… the Mysteries & the Christmas Reads just weren’t capturing me like I had hoped … til now as the hours wind down the clock into 2020! lol
I’m also shifting forward my #WitchyReads and Ghost Stories into January… as I still itch to read them but goodness… colds take *so much!* out of you… as you well know.
I can just relate to what you shared… whilst hoping my ‘next’ week into Twelfth Night is not just productive but an enjoyable feast of stories,…
PS: Thanks for nudging me throughout the year with your presence,.. your likes mean the world to me… as its lovely to know whose reading which post and when,… those and the few comments I receive are cherished random treasures…
You have a lot going on, it’s definitely okay to take a break sometimes! I always feel bad like I’m slacking off but honestly blogging is a ton of work besides everything else we might have going on in our lives so I’m trying to get better at being okay with just taking some time now and then. Gotta take care of yourself first and foremost!
There’s something going around, it’s that time of the year, everyone in my office has been sick with one thing or another. I hope you’re feeling better. ❤
You’ve said it best – sometimes I forget its okay to take downtime! 😦 I have no idea what I forget that and why that becomes the hardest obstacle I face but I suppose like all of us we strive to reach our goals and sometimes when we fall short we take it personally even as you said “life happens” and we need to be kinder to ourselves!! I try each year to remember this and to re-balance my hours in a way which is not just kinder but one which ebbs round the unexpected strife of life… one year perhaps I’ll conquer it a bit better, eh?
I’m doing much better now that I’m starting to get current with my sleep! Such a hurdle was just overcoming the insomnia and restlessness which affects us when we get bad colds. It was a blessing really just to sleep and feel more refreshed when I was awake than feeling like I was perpetually fatigued! Bless you for asking and for your concern… I appreciate it. (big heart)
Yes to all of that. My husband actually signed me up for a year with the 10% Better program online, it’s like a wellness self care thing, and I’ve just started learning how to meditate and it sounds silly but even that is teaching me how terrible I am about making time for myself, like when my reminder goes off I keep pushing off meditation instead of making time for it even though it only takes a few minutes! May we all be better at self care in 2020. ❤
Glad you are feeling better!