This Week in Reading: More Time For Reading?

Well, here we are in a very bizarre timeline where’s there’s a global pandemic and a lot of us are being encouraged to work from home if we can and keep our distance from others. I have to say, as an introvert, I don’t have many issues with following such directions. Things are scary for a lot of people though and I’m trying to find some positives. I guess one of them is that I’ll probably have more time to read, so…yay? Although I don’t know about audio…

Anywho. Last week was a pretty good week in reading even though I had some issues concentrating. I finished two audiobooks–which sounds impressive but I was already 2/3 of the way through one and the second was less than 4 hours long. I also finished one print book, The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler, and will have a review for that up on Tuesday.

I didn’t get very far with The Scar by China Miéville yet, but I’m enjoying it so far. It’s weird, of course, which is my jam if done in certain ways. It started off a little too prose-y for me but shortly into it the characters kicked in and now there is some mysterious happenings so looking forward to getting back to this one. My only problem is I didn’t realize this was over 600 pages and thought it would be a relatively quick read. Whoops. I’m laughing really hard at myself over that one.

I’ve also started The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee. This book comes out Tuesday, officially! I’m really excited to be back in this world even though it hasn’t been long at all since I read the first book. For some reason reading a book about a magical plague during an actual world wide pandemic doesn’t bother me at all. Besides, there are scarier things in this series than plagues.

In audio, I’m just about to start Blood Lines by Tanya Huff. I had hoped to start on this one last week but I just had issues concentrating on audio, my mind kept wandering. I hope I don’t have the same issue this week. Also, I’ll be working from home so….that will be interesting. I don’t know how that’s going to work because I usually don’t listen to audiobooks when at home very often and I’m losing my commute listening. I guess we’ll find out how this goes!

This week will be interesting in a lot of ways, I’m sure. I’m just hoping I can get through these books! What will you be reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

 

20 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: More Time For Reading?

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! Overall I’m really loving this series of Huff’s so far. My plan is to finish this one up (I think 3 more books to go) and then start one of her sci-fi series. But we’ll see how that goes.

  1. Tammy says:

    At least we aren’t short on good things to read, right? This week is going to be interesting, and I’m predicting by the end of the week things are going to change drastically, and probably not for the better. I know, doom and gloom😬 I still have to go into work at this point which I’m not too happy about. But I have a huge pile of books and we can still blog, so it’s not all bad😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yes, that is definitely the plus of having a huge TBR pile haha. I kept joking how I was stockpiling books in case of an apocalypse, doesn’t feel quite as funny now. Yeah, things are already changing day to day. Our governor just shut down all restaurants, bars, gyms and movies. Stuff is getting weird feeling. My mom is still having to go in as well, she works for a trucking company and I can’t see them shutting down shipping. We’ll all get through this, it just might be scary for a bit. And yeah, at least we can always count on books. 🙂

  2. Realms of My Mind says:

    Soooo close to finishing my tome! It feels weird to be halfway through the month and not even have a second book read, but I’m doing a novella next to make up for it. Legacy of Ash has been entertaining at least, though not a knock it out of the park (for me at least).

    • waytoofantasy says:

      LOL yes this is why I try not to read super long books much because they take me forever. But also even shorter books have been taking me a while lately, don’t know what’s up with that. Good luck and looking forward to your thoughts on it!

  3. Sammie @ The Writerly Way says:

    As a fellow introvert, I absolutely LOVE this idea of staying home. Unfortunately, I’m still required to go into work, even though we’re closed to the public. =/ Yay money, but bummer. The Electric Heir looks really good, and I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately (probably because it releases soon).

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I thought I would love it but it gets strangely isolating even though my husband is here, I guess I’m used to having other people to chat with throughout the day other than just online….

      Enjoying The Electric Heir so far! Hoping I can finish it up today but I still have a ways to go so we’ll see!

  4. Sarah says:

    Anxious to see what you think of The Scar. I think I’ll give Mieville one more shot with something like this or Perdido Street Station, and then it might be time to admit he is just too smart for me. His stuff always feel prosey to me.

  5. dianthaa says:

    I think I’m doing this work from home thing wrong. I’m doing more work than when I’m in the office, and really struggling to find time and concentration to focus on reading and fun things. And as I introvert I love being at home.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I’m actually doing more work than normal too! I never thought I’d say this but I long for my old days of the office when being annoyed at my boss was my only concern. I’m also having issue concentrating on fun stuff. It’s just a very UGH time right now. *hug – from far away*

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