This Week in Reading: Good-bye 2020

So, this is the last week of 2020! I have mixed feelings. I know most people will be happy to see the end of this horrible year hoping that things will be better in 2021. But I…didn’t have a completely horrible 2020? Things were scary and strange and surreal and tough and lonely but I also started a new job, got a new kitchen and bathroom, worked on my marriage, helped organize a giant months long virtual convention and still somehow managed to read a lot of fantastic books. Still, I’m happy to move forward because I do eventually want to see my friends in person again someday soon!

So, last week I finished two books, one for review and one that had been in my TBR for a while that I picked at random thanks to mood reading. I think I have two more books in my review pile but I might save them for the new year.

In audio I’m still working on Blue Angel by Phil Williams. I think I’m about halfway through now! I…don’t have much time for audio now days. But I’m hoping I’ll have some extra time this week and that I’ll be able to finish this one up and get my review out soon. I’m really enjoying this one a lot, especially the audio production!

In print…I’m not sure what I’m reading next! I finished up a print book on Sunday and now I’m not quite sure where I want to go. It will be interesting to see what I go with. Maybe I’ll surprise myself. πŸ™‚

As far as other things, I do have some blogging to do including write several reviews and a couple of other posts. I did manage to get my book spread sheet filled out this weekend so I should be ready for my yearly stats post in January. Phew! Anywho. What are you reading this last week of 2020? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!

20 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Good-bye 2020

  1. Maryam (@thecurioussffreader) says:

    2020 was also an odd year for me, I was very lucky on some aspects (like being able to study abroad in the midst of a global pandemic) and not so in other aspects (like getting covid twice).
    I’m currently reading Fleet of Knives by Gareth L. Powell, it’s not terribly unique but it’s fun, and Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, it’s probably my least favorite in the Every Heart a Doorway series so far but it’s still very comforting and fun. I just want to read all the fun things! πŸ˜‚

    • waytoofantasy says:

      You had covid twice!? Well, on the one hand, I guess you’re lucky that you didn’t have it worse? I haven’t had it that I know (unless I’m asymptomatic) but my parents did and theirs was like a very bad flu. I wouldn’t wish even that on anyone.

      Beneath the Sugar Sky wasn’t one of my faves in that series either, I think Down Among the Sticks and Bones will always be my favorite–I don’t know if it’s cuz vampire or just that I love the atmosphere in that one LOL. I hope that you get to read all the fun things ever! πŸ™‚

      • Maryam (@thecurioussffreader) says:

        Yes, in March and then in September. The first time was like a pretty bad flu, I basically couldn’t do anything for a week. The second time, I had very mild symptoms thankfully (light headaches and sore muscles) but yeah, this virus loves me for some reason… πŸ˜…

        Out of the three I have read so far Down Among the Sticks and Bones is also my favorite, I loved the creepy world and the characters! πŸ˜€

  2. Tammy says:

    My year wasn’t that bad either. I’m a hermit anyway so I didn’t miss any of the social things that so many people struggled with. I’m glad you had such a good year! I’m excited for 2021 and some change, hopefully good change😁

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, I’m also naturally a hermit. I do miss seeing my friends now and then but honestly anytime I have to go out, even to fun things, I balk. So….yeah lol.
      I’m also excited for 2021! May it be a year filled with hope and happiness. πŸ™‚

  3. Mary Drover says:

    I’ve got a ton of blogging to catch up on before the new year. I start my new job on the 4th, and I wanted to have a few weeks of blogs written for Tolkien month, so reading may take a small back seat as I try to get those all cobbled together! But also trying to round out the year with two new releases and two backlist books!

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    The good seems to offset the bad indeed in your 2020, and that’s *something*, isn’t it? πŸ™‚
    Still, like you I can’t wait for things to go back to normal and to be able to share time with friends and family without worrying for our collective health!
    Let’s hope that 2021 will be more of a… gentleman! πŸ˜€

  5. Realms of My Mind says:

    Glad some good things happened for you in 2020! Have to find those silver linings somewhere. I’m working through The Thousand Lives of Ardor Benn, because apparently I need a 750 page book to finish out the year.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah it wasn’t all terrible for me but even the good things came with a lot of stress around them. It was all very 2020 haha.
      That sounds like an interesting one, enjoy your tome! πŸ˜‰

  6. @lynnsbooks says:

    To be honest, you had an amazing year when you think about it. Getting a new job during a pandemic is no small feat and it’s very stressful too – well done to you.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I really did, especially compared to so many other people. It’s like I got a life upgrade somehow. I almost feel bad for having such a great year when so many were and still are suffering. I’ve been SUPER lucky.

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