This Week in Reading: Steady On Now

I’ve actually had a fairly normal week in reading this last week. Even though I’m still working a rotating schedule in and out of the office (this might be our last week–we’ll find out Friday) and I had a full week of dealing with contractors and remodeling companies getting quotes for a bathroom and partial kitchen remodel we’re planning…I’ve managed to get in a pretty good amount of reading time. I’ve mostly been reading late at night, very early in the morning, and during the work day (audiobooks). My after work hours were spent binge-watching the new season of Queer Eye with my husband. 🙂

I managed to finish off four books–all speculative fiction to some degree or other. I finished up a series I was working on, read on of the worst books I’ve ever read, and had a ton of fun with a couple of new releases (the new Alyssa Cole sci-fi romance, The A.I. Who Loved Me, and the latest Vampire Knitting Club cozy mystery book by Nancy Warren). A pretty interesting week in books to say the least. 🙂

In audio I’m currently enjoying Crosstalk by Connie Willis. I started this one late last week and have been breezing right through it. This is kind of an addictive story so I’ve started my embroidery project (for some reason I thought I’d try my hand at embroidery because why not) so that I can listen to it at home while I have something to keep my hands busy. This is our HEA book club pick for June and I’m so glad someone suggested we go with this one because I’m really enjoying it~!

In print I’ll be starting The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso. This is an eARC that I am late on getting to and feel really guilty about especially because I was so excited for this book and then just wasn’t in the mood as the date approached. It’s tough being a mood reader right now. Thankfully this is also the last eARC I have and after this my review obligations are pretty much nil for a while. 🙂

I’m also working on reading some more shorts from Sooner or Later Everything Falls in to the Sea by Sarah Pinsker–our r/fantasy goodreads book club is reading this one and I thought I’d try and participate for once! I’ve already read a couple of stories from this collection but I wouldn’t mind rereading those as well…

Not sure what my next audio will be so I’ll probably take a look at my 20 Books of Summer list and pick one from there. We’ll see how things go! Mood reading is awesome.  In print, I’d really love to get to the latest Ladies Occult Society book by Krista D. Ball which just came out a few days ago, I’m hoping I’ll have time to squeeze that in this week but it will be tight!  What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!


15 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Steady On Now

  1. Susy's Cozy World says:

    Yay for being back reading! And I am sorry for the worst book ever! I hope that your next reading would be amazing, just to compensate!
    In this period I am in really hard to please mood, I think it can be the beginning of a small slump. I have DNFed a lot of books (and this thing makes me not happy, so there is that too…) and I am in the “I don’t have anything to read!!” frame of mind, even if it is a blatant lie. So I am trying my lucky with a Patricia Briggs book. I really enjoy Mercy Thompson ‘s series, and I hope that it would help me with this impeding slump!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Thanks, Susy! So far I’m enjoying what I’m reading this week. 🙂
      I know what you mean about hard to please, that was me a few weeks ago. It’s been coming and going lately–it’s been very mood reading this year! Hope you enjoy the Mercy Thompson book–that’s one series I need to catch up on. Good luck!

  2. evelynreads1 says:

    Enjoy your reading! The obsidian tower sounds good!
    I just finished reading City of Brass, and I loved it!


  3. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den says:

    Ugh, remodels. I wish you luck! I need to get a floor redone, which is sooo minor, and I’m procrastinating on that because … ugh. Sounds like you’ve been pretty busy, but you still read so much! I’m super impressed (and a teensy jealous haha). I feel exactly the same about The Obsidian Tower! I feel bad for being so late on it, and I should be starting it as soon as I finish my blog tour reads for the month, but I tried to start it last week and just so wasn’t feeling it lol.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah remodels or really any major housework is ugh. We had the kitchen floor redone, rescreened the windows, new gutters put on, mild electrical work done and last year we had a new furnace and hvac installed–home maintenance is never ending. I wouldn’t be quite as stressed except for figuring out what to do with my cats while workers are here as they don’t get along and most of the upstairs rooms don’t have doors so it’s a bit of a logistical nightmare.
      Thanks hah. I don’t know how I am still getting so much reading in tbh, it’s just sort of happening lol.
      I just started The Obsidian Tower and am enjoying it so far! Hope you’re in the mood for it soon.

  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    Ooh, I’m so curious (nosey) about that ‘worst book you ever read’.
    I still haven’t read Connie Willis but I do have her Doomsday book which I’m really keen to read.
    And, Obsidian Tower, I was also really excited to have a copy and then ended up late to review it. I picked it up and just couldn’t get into it – but, I left it for a couple of weeks and then tried again and what do you know, it worked really well for me.
    Lynn 😀

    • waytoofantasy says:

      The Betrothed by Keira Cass–I’ll have a review coming up for it soon. 🙂
      I think my next Connie Willis will be To Say Nothing of the Dog which takes place in the same universe as Doomsday Book but I’ve heard is a much lighter read. 🙂
      I’m also having a bit of a false start with The Obsidian Tower. I’m enjoying it but I don’t seem to be in the mood to read it still. Maybe that will change over the weekend, lol.

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