This Week in Reading: Small Progress Made

I don’t know why I always get so ambitious going into this time of year when every single year I hit a roadblock of anxiety and depression. This year it’s further complicated by, well, everything, and also personal stress (renovation, work). This past week every night I came home from work and one tiny thing was wrong with the sink in the basement (why is the faucet leaking? oh no now there’s wood debris clogging up the drain. wtf why are the legs bent? etc) and even though these were very minor things they were enough to keep my anxiety spiraling. The good news is they seem to be making very good progress on my kitchen and maybe it will actually be done by the end of the month! One can hope!

Anywho. I finished two books this week, one print and one audio. I would have liked to get more reading done but I just wasn’t feeling it. Plus I was super tired. I also didn’t make much progress on my blogging but I’m still ahead so that’s good.

So, I’m still in the middle of reading Dracula’s Child by J. S. Barnes. I didn’t make much progress this past week because my library loan took priority. Turns out that I can now renew ebooks from my library so I probably shouldn’t have worried too much but I didn’t find that out until I was almost finished the book! Anyway, as a consequence I’m still reading this one and I hope to finish it up shortly. πŸ™‚

Next up in audio is The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco. I was super excited to see that this one is included in audible’s new membership program where you can essentially borrow books. So I won’t have to use a credit for this one, score! I’m excited to see how this series ends, I’ve been enjoying the books so far.

If I somehow have more time this week, I’ll probably jump into The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller as this is another library loan. (I don’t know why I keep getting distracted by library books!) So, those are my plans, such as they are. Let me cross my fingers and hope that this week things aren’t too crazy. What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

14 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Small Progress Made

  1. Tammy says:

    Sorry to hear about all your sink issuesπŸ™ I can only imagine all the added stress of the renovation. I’m sure you’ll get out of your reading slump soon (if that’s what it is). Hope you have a good week, Lisa!

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says:

    Yeah, the online renewal is pretty cool, I heard you could do that but I haven’t done it before – do you know if the renewal request for an ebook would still go through if there are people on the waiting list for the book?

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I have no idea, this is the first time it happened with an ebook and it was through the libby app. I have renewed physical library books online a lot (I LOVE that) but never ebooks! When it came time to turn it in through the app it popped up if I wanted to renew so I was like ‘yes please because I’m not finished this book yet’ lol. So there was a bit of a snafu because at first my kindle app was like ‘this doesn’t exist anymore the download date is over’ but after a bit it let me re-download the book and it even had saved where I was at. It probably took a few minutes for the app to communicate with kindle, etc (I read mine through my kindle app).
      I have another ebook loan that might expire before I finish it so I guess we’ll see what happens there, this is all new to me! πŸ˜€

  3. Mary Drover says:

    I have The Bone Witch on my Halloween TBR, and I really need to get to it because the series sounds so interesting! I was trying to make the decision between which new release to read–Addie LaRue or Return of the Thief, and while everyone is hyping up Schwab’s new book, and I’m VERY excited, I’ve spent so much time screaming about Eugenides now that I think I have to read Thief, so that’s what I’m starting today!

    • waytoofantasy says:

      The Bone Witch is definitely interesting. It’s dark and got such rich world building. I want to re-read them in print at some point because I do think something of the structure is lost in audio. (It’s a frame story).

      I’m super excited about the new Schwab! Although I might night be able to start it for a while, I have so many things I’m behind on. Hope you enjoy your reading!

  4. imyril @ There's Always Room For One More says:

    Sorry to hear it’s all hard work at the moment – much sympathy from me, as I’m also on the anxiety merry-go-round and making slow progress with life in general (my 2 weeks off work have not been as restorative as I hoped; apparently I’ve forgotten how to chill out?)

    I’ve been reading Phoenix Extravagant this week though, which is… delightful. The mood is SO different to Machineries of Empire, it’s almost wholesome – two of the main characters are both well-meaning and yet so naive, and their interactions are just delightful.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Oh no. I’m sorry you’re also having a rough go of it. I’m taking three days off at the end of the month and I’m so worried that I won’t be able to relax during my time off!

      Glad to see that you’re enjoying that one, several of my friends were excited for it. I haven’t yet read any of Yoon Ha Lee’s work but I want to! Also, I’m all for wholesome. πŸ™‚

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