I feel like somehow, even though I’m making progress reading, I’m always talking about the same books here because I keep ignoring them to read other things. WHOOPS. Well, I finished four books last week–one romance, one paranormal cozy mystery, and two SFF books. Still making great progress on my r/fantasy bingo card–finished off two more squares last week! I only have five left now and it feels great to have the end in sight. I’ll tell you what, no more themed cards for me. And, other than running bingo next year, I might actually take time off from participating. I’m getting really tired of reading things because I feel like I ‘have to’ and want to just focus on reading things because I ‘want to’. (she says as she keeps getting ARCs in the mail and saying ‘sure, I’ll give it a go’)
I made great progress with Dune by Frank Herbert last week in audio! I’ve only got about 4 hours left so I should be able to finish that up in a day, maybe a day and a half and then be onto my next book. Really enjoying the audio recording of this one and I’d recommend checking out the audio of it if you haven’t before and are looking to reread this one. I am loving this as much as the first time around although it’s definitely a different experience knowing everything going in to the story.
I made finally made some more progress with A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, but I still didn’t finish it yet. I just…keep getting distracted by ebooks. I bet if I got a copy of this as an ebook I’d fly right through it. Damn me and my changing reading habits!
Next up in audio is Blindsight by Peter Watts. This is another book featuring vampires that I’m reading for r/fantasy bingo. (I hope you all aren’t sick of the vampire book reviews yet because I have a LOT more coming as I rush to finish up bingo before April 1st.) This is for my ‘SFF Novel Featuring and AI Character’ square. Look, when searching for books that both contained AI and vampires….let’s just say my options were pretty limited. (But it does exist! So, thanks for that, Peter Watts.) This isn’t a very long book, maybe ten or eleven hours, so I don’t see it taking much more than a week to get through. Once I finish this up I’ll be all done my audiobooks from my February TBR pile, I guess that means I’ll get to pick something random for next week~!
I’m also planning on getting to my reread of The Demons We See by Krista D. Ball for our HEA book club over on r/fantasy. I know for a fact this is a quick read and being that I’ve already read it once I see it being even quicker than the first time so I think I’ll get through this one pretty fast.
Besides these I’m also reading a self-help book, The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges. I’ve heard great things about this one and I’m always looking for techniques to help me improve myself. I expect to be reading this one for a while, taking it bit by bit.
If I finish up all of those I have planned (hahahahaha, we all know how that goes) that will leave me with only two more books from my February TBR pile, both of which are total unknowns to me in that they wouldn’t normally be things I’d pick to read but one was sent for review and the other is for bingo so we’ll see how they go. Going into something with no idea how you’ll like it can sometimes work out really well, or it could be a disaster, and maybe that’s why I put both of them off til the end. We’ll see what happens though! If I do manage to get through everything on this week’s list maybe I’ll dive into one of them to get a head start on next week. (I’m laughing at myself even now for this ambition.) What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
16 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: More of the Same”
Enjoy your reading!
I’m currently reading traitor to the throne and listenign to Heart of flames, enjoying both!
Really curious to see your thoughts on Heart of Flames! Have a great week!
So far I’m loving it!
That’s good to know. 🙂
I just started A Witch in Time and its hooked me so far!
Well that sounds interesting, I love the title!
I’m currently reading the Wolf’s Call. Only just started it. Trying to Squeeze as many books in as possible during February – which is a busy month.
Good luck! Next month is going to my busy month, I’m so nervous that I’ll be able to accomplish everything.
AI and vampires? That’s an interesting combination, indeed!
And I for one would welcome as many vampire-centered reviews as you can write, because that’s one of the themes I love to sink my fangs in (ok, that last did sound a bit ominous…)
LOL, don’t worry, I love puns or anything like them haha. I love vampires, it’s why I decided to do a vampire themed card for my book bingo this year although finding books to fit the squares has been…interesting. 🙂
Well if it helps at all- I’ve actually heard pretty good things about Blindsight! It’s been on my list for awhile so I’ll look forward to your thoughts!
Thanks! I think I might try to find a copy in print, I’m listening to the audio right now and I am so confused lol.
Finished Docile last night, so I’m on to my self-published read of the month, Under Ordshaw! It’s an urban fantasy about a card sharp who stumbles into the magical underbelly of a normal city after a thief steals her winnings.
Ooh, looking forward to your thoughts on both! I still have Docile in my TBR for next month.
I didn’t even know AI + vampire books were a thing, so good on you for finding it?? And that cover for the Krista D. Ball book is super pretty! I had a bit of an accident earlier this month and hurt my neck, so I couldn’t read (or draw *sobs*) properly for a while, but now I’m back on track. 😀 I started on The Electric Heir and the sequel to The Watchmaker on Filigree Street!
Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry to hear about that, I’m glad you’re feeling better! For my bingo card I polled reddit, seemed like the easiest thing to do lol. I hope to be reading The Fever King soon, hope you enjoy The Electric Heir!