Well, I did manage to finish two manga volumes over the last week because I want to get them back to the library soon. But as for the rest–I’m still working on my books from last week. I have made some progress on them both though so not all is lost. I’ve also picked up a digital library loan that I need to get to so that will be my next read after The Mask of Mirrors. I’d hoped to get more reading done this weekend but got distracted binge watching a Kdrama and laying around the house not feeling well. Such is life.
One thing I did manage to get done this weekend was to catch up on some blog posts. I got some things pre-scheduled and I’m down to only two reviews I need to write (for now…until I finish off something else). So that feels good at least.
So I’m still working on The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick. I hadn’t realized it was over 600 pages! Darn ebooks lol. This book was kind of a slow read until. UNTIL. Well, I hit the 50% mark last night and the book broke me. IT BROKE ME. I….may have stayed up half the night because I couldn’t sleep due to this book breaking my brain. And my heart. Damn this book. Anyway, hell yeah I’m enjoying it.
In audio I’m still listening to Battle Ground by Jim Butcher. I just left off at a critical part before bed last night and wow. Wow. I see now why some fans are in an uproar. Welp. I only have about 4 hours or less left on this one so I should be able to finish it up by the end of this week, if not sooner. I think my next audio will be getting a head start on my February TBR pile…
Next up in print I’ll be reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I saw this recently on someone’s blog (apologies for not remembering who–my brain is like Swiss cheese lately) and thought it looked right up my alley so I borrowed the ebook from the library. I should be able to finish this up before it’s due back. *crosses fingers*
So that’s my reading plans for this week. I’m hoping I get more time and especially more energy this week. Can’t wait for Spring–need that energy boost! What are your reading plans this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!
26 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Small Bits of Progress”
I love hearing about books that break readers, ha ha, but I’m nervous about the first 300 pages of Mask of Mirrors being super slow…Hope you have a good week, and feel better!
LOL yeah, I this book broke me in a major way at the halfway point. I’m really loving it though. I think the slowness in the beginning lulled me into a false sense of security. 🙂
Sometimes we just need a slower reading week and to pick up something easy. You’ve made pretty good progress this week. Here’s my post where I talk about my reading this past week and my plans for this week.
Thanks, Misty! Yeah, sometimes you just need to take it easy. 🙂
Yeah sounds like you’d gotten to “the big thing” in Battle Ground. I’m glad you could see why fans were in a total uproar, I WAS PISSED, lol.
Oddly enough I’m not that mad? I don’t know why but I was like ‘welp’. Maybe because I knew *something* was coming up–it wasn’t entirely unexpected. But I totally get why most people were pissed!
Oh my gosh, The Mask of Mirrors is huge! I read the ebook and then got the physical copy from Orbit and was shocked to see how big it is. I agree, it’s definitely very slow and then it suddenly isn’t and there’s almost no way to stop reading.
Yeah, reading the ebook I really had no idea going in to it LOL. If I didn’t have to work today I would have stayed up all night finishing it haha.
Savor it! I rushed to the end and now I’m mad I have to wait for the next book!
It’s too late, I read it all last night hahaha. I definitely want more.
Haha, it’s definitely a hard one to stop reading!
Mask of Mirrors is way longer than I thought it’d be??? I’m glad it picked up though! Can’t wait for your review💜
It was sooooo much longer than I thought it would be hahaha. It got REALLY good. I mean it was good already but kind of steady and ho hum and then WHAT. I hope to have a review up in a couple weeks. 🙂
Now I’m even more excited to read it ahhhh!!
Gosh, I didn’t realise The Mask of Mirrors is such a beast! Maybe I won’t pick that up until I’ve made myself finally read The Priory of the Orange Tree 🙂
I’ve just finished The Obsidian Tower (finally!) and I think it will be The Forever Sea next for me – I’m set to be 80% fantasy for the next month or so and that suits me just fine 😉
I didn’t either but I’m glad I read it because WOW. What a way to start off the year. I think it may end up being my favorite read of January…but I guess we’ll see. 🙂
Oooooh, how did you like The Obsidian Tower?
It’s fun 🙂 Ryx feels a lot like Amalia plus terrible magic (in the sense of good-hearted honourable person trying to do the right thing in the face of rampant chaos), but I loved Amalia so that’s not a bad thing! And the Rookery and Whisper and Odan are fab. I’d forgotten just how EXTRA Vaskandran nobility are because of course they are. Vikal omg 😱
Hah! Yes, so very extra lol. I can’t wait to see your full thoughts once you get to the end. 😀
Also… YASSSSSS m(urd)ermaids! I hope you enjoy To Kill A Kingdom – I found it a lot of fun 🙂
Lol. Well….it’s fun. But I know my review will also be a rant. But it’s also fun. It’s like The Fast and Furious of Fantasy novels. 🙂
…that’s a genius comparison. An undemanding ‘no please don’t engage your critical faculties’ diversion 😉
Yes, exactly! 🙂
OMG Mask of Mirrors at the 50% mark – that’s one way to grab your audience – literally by the throat,and give them a good shake. I was reading it later in the evening and for a moment I thought I’d skipped something or not been paying attention. WTH.
Yes! I was like ‘what is happening???????’ I was so confused for a minute! It’s so good though. I really loved that book.
I am really looking forward to Mask of Mirrors, that book seems so so intriguing!!! 😍 And I am nosy so I have to ask, which kdrama did you watch?
I had so much fun with The Mask of Mirrors–I hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 🙂
Oh, well, right now I’m watching Run On and enjoying it.