What a week. I’ve been super busy once again without much time or focus for reading. I did manage to finish, well, ZERO books. *crying* Because of this I’m super behind with my bingo reading which is due *checks calendar* tomorrow night. So I now have two days to finish about 400 pages, I need to really hope for the best here. If I don’t make it, I guess I don’t make it. This is the first time I’m in real danger of not finishing my r/fantasy bingo card since I started the challenge back in 2015. WELP.
On a positive note, at least I did manage to read 5 short stories for that bingo square this weekend. The only other thing I read was the entirety of available episodes of the webtoon Lore Olympus which is simply fantastic. It’s a retelling of the Hades/Persephone myth and it’s got a lot of other myths woven into it as the cast is the Greek pantheon. The artwork is interesting and the story is lovely and sometimes heartbreaking, but also made me laugh out loud several times. It’s just the kind of comfort reading I needed.
OH WOW, THIS LINEUP LOOKS FAMILIAR DOESN’T IT????
Trying to rush and finish up The Scar by China China Miéville. Honestly terrified I’m not going to finish this on time. I’ve been making progress but it’s been very slow going! Crossing my fingers I’ll be able to pull off a miracle here. So far, I’m enjoying it. There are lots of interesting and weird things, such as literal book pirates!
Still have Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi on the deck next. Not much else to say other than I’m looking forward to checking this out and reading something on the shorter side.
In audio, I actually made decent, if slower than normal, progress on Jade City by Fonda Lee last week. It’s been a little tough to focus on it if I’m honest but I think I get the gist of what’s happening in it and I’m enjoying the characters. This is a complex story with a full cast of characters and one that has an interesting magic in it as well.
So, that’s it! I’m going into April SUPER far behind in my reading. I kind of want to just scrap all my scheduled reading, but I have made a few commitments so I’m trying my best to stick to those at least. What are you reading this week? How are you doing? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!