Hello hello! I had kind of a crap week for reading. I was utterly distracted during work hours and had a hard time listening to audio books so I still have several hours left on my audio from last week and my concentration was kind of shot for reading regular books as well. One that I had marked as ‘read’ last week – anticipating finishing it up Monday since it’s so short – is still not finished. And I started another book and still haven’t finished that one either. I did manage to read a short romance novella which was quite fun and just what I needed but other than that…even though these are books I love, I just can’t seem to work on reading much at all.
I think the everyday ‘sameness’ of stuff is starting to get to to me. And even though I have a lot of other projects that I’ve been productive on (my sewing – even though I messed up and have to re-sew the crown of this bonnet because the first attempt was too small, the virtual convention, podcasting, gardening, etc) reading seems to have become very ‘meh’. I think I’m just very unsettled right now. I am tired of all this staying home without ever having much of a break–time by myself. But also I’m scared of the changes for when things start to reopen because…I’ve sort of gotten used to this? Everything feels weird and contradictory and I’m trying to take small victories where I can but can’t help feeling unsatisfied and depressed at the same time. Ah well. On to better things!
I hope some of you have gotten a chance to stop by our r/Fantasy Virtual Convention. Yesterday we had a panel on (Not Your Typical) Urban Fantasy featuring Fonda Lee, T. Frohock, K.D. Edwards, Sherri Cook Woosley, and Michelle Sagara. What a treat to have so many of my favorite authors on one panel! If you missed the panel, no worries, you can still check out the conversation here.
This week we have another fantastic schedule!
- Monday April 27th – SL Huang AMA
- Tuesday April 28th – Writing Panel: Research with Brigid Kemmerer, David Steffen, Lara Elena Donnelly, Rebecca Roanhorse, and RJ Barker
- Tuesday April 28th – Luke Chmilenko AMA
- Wednesday April 29th – Krista D. Ball AMA
- Thursday April 30th – Booktube Panel with Anna Goldberg, Daniel Greene, Merphy Napier, Onyx Pages, Reads with Kesara, That’s So Poe, and Thoughts on Tomes
- Thursday April 30th – Rysa Walker AMA
- Friday May 1st – Sarah Kozloff AMA
- Sunday May 3rd – Una McCormack AMA
Should be a good time so stop on by and talk to our participants if you get a chance, or you can always check out the conversations later – the good thing about a panel in text is that it will stick around for you to read later. 🙂
Second verse, same as the first! This week I’ll once again try to tackle these books. I only have about 6 or 7 hours left of The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (well, okay, like 5 or so but I admit I spaced out for a bit so may have to rewind some, yaaaaay). I didn’t even start Dragon Unleashed yet by Grace Draven because REASONS (please see above painful rant on reading.) I still have two other books that I need to complete before starting Dragon, but I’m hoping to finish one up after I write this (currently 930pm on a Sunday night…). Let’s hope this week I have more reading motivation. 🙂 What are you all reading this last week of April? (Where did the month go?) Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat! (PS: I am hoping to catch up on blog hopping soon!)