This Week in Reading: To Plan or Not to Plan + r/Fantasy Virtual Con Schedule

Well, my reading continues to be not fantastic. I’ve had a REALLY tough time trying to stick to any sort of plans! I did manage to finish two books–Jade City by Fonda Lee on audio and Briarley by Asten Glenn Gray in print. Focusing has been hard again this past week even though I had slightly more free time (am still working on organizing virtual con events and I recorded two podcasts over the weekend so still somewhat busy…). Apparently I’m only in the mood for certain types of books right now. Welp!

I spent Saturday having a fun table top game day with my husband (we played Tapestry–it was really easy once you get the rules down because there’s a lot of little parts to that one) and then Saturday night I had a hangout via Zoom with two of my friends. We talked for almost 4 hours, it was great to see them. We’re planning on hanging out again soon and maybe even doing one of those Netflix parties. Everything continues to be weird but at least we’re settling in to a new kind of normal.

Anywho. Let’s talk about some fun stuff going on this week!


This week we have a fantastic lineup for our r/Fantasy virtual convention! You can get to the main page in r/fantasy here if you want to pop in and check out some of the events! The posts will go live on the day they’re scheduled.

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  • Mon April 6: Epic Fantasy Panel w/ Janny Wurts, Marie Brennan, Alyc Helms, Kate Elliott, R.F. Kuang Tue
  • April 7: Matthew Ward & John Gwynne AMA Wed
  • Apr 8: Black Spot Books AMA Thur
  • Apr 9: Writing Craft Panel w/ C.L. Polk, Ken Liu, Fran Wilde, Peng Shepherd
  • Fri Apr 10: Tyler Hayes AMA
  • Sat Apr 11: Haiko HΓΆrnig & Marius Pawlitza AMA
  • Sat Apr 11: Short Fiction Panel w/ Ken Liu, John Wiswell, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, Amal El-Mohtar

Also if you missed any of the prior panels or AMA’s you can find them here! (Be sure to check that link out via desktop so the collection of posts will show up correctly!)


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Now for my planned reading. Oh, it looks a little light this week, right? Well, that’s because I don’t really know what I’ll be reading this week other than Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa. This is one that I’ve been looking forward to ever since the last book came out because THAT ENDING. I’ve already seen a couple of really positive reviews of this final installment so I’m sure I’m going to love it and I hope it will leave me emotionally wrecked in the best way possible. (Sometimes you just need to be put through the ringer!)

I’ll be squeezing in some other print books as well. Luckily I have some good ones to choose from my April TBR, although I may or may not just read whatever I want to. I’m having a real issue with reading anything that’s not happy or at least has some kind of happy ending right now and I think I’m just going to do what’s best for my mental health at this point, even if that means going off schedule. On the one hand I feel guilty about not reading the books that I promised to read (whether that promise was to myself or someone else) but on the other hand sometimes you just have to do what’s best to get you through the day.

Hope you’re all doing well out there! I got behind but I’ve slowly been catching up on blog hopping. Hoping to stop by some of your posts soon! What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

16 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: To Plan or Not to Plan + r/Fantasy Virtual Con Schedule

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Can’t wait to hear your thoguhts on Night of the dragon, and to read it myself!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  2. Tammy says:

    I’ve heard amazing things about Night of the Dragon, but I haven’t started that series so I won’t be reading it anytime soon. I think you should just mood read right now, I’ve been doing that since we started staying home and it’s working great.😁

  3. marydrover says:

    I feel you on the reading. I keep trying to schedule in books I “should” be reading, but then I start dragging my feet once I start them, so I really feel like it’s just got to be what’s absolutely calling to me, which is mostly happy books right now. We have to survive somehow!

  4. Zezee says:

    Aww, hope you have a better week this week. Sometimes we just need to break from reading or the usual types of books until you feel like sinking into them again.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks! The three of us that are doing the bulk of the work had a 2 hour planning meeting over zoom the other night since we’re finalizing April’s events and moving into scheduling stuff for May. It’s a lot of work but also rewarding! The panels so far have been great.

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