Well, I didn’t get a whole lot of reading in last week, whoops! Not sure why, things started off well. But then I just lost motivation somewhere.
Well, I also got distracted watching a Kdrama–the drama adaptation of the webtoon True Beauty. That was interesting because it’s the first one I’ve watched where I’ve actually read the webtoon first! I have to say, I like the show but there are definitely some aspects of the webtoon that I missed seeing and I’m really hoping for a season 2 so that we get to see some of that. Admittedly, it’s a really long webtoon (and still running!) so it would be hard to cover everything in 16 episodes.
Anywho. Here are some new books that have arrived in the last couple of weeks, sharing here since I haven’t done a Sunday Post in a bit.
The first two pics are of the LitJoy Crate special edition box set of Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. They’re gorgeous! Next up, the trade paperback edition of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia came out so I picked that up and of course I had to get The Witness For the Dead by Katherine Addison. I also went by my local library for the first time since covid locked everything down last year and picked up a couple of books there–two novellas, a story collection and the first of an urban fantasy series that struck my fancy. No idea when I’ll get the time to read all of these…lol. As ever I am overambitious.
Anyway, as I said I’ve been feeling unmotivated this past week and also just lacking on time. I did chop my hair off though so maybe that will free me up a bit and make some of the bad feelings go away haha. (Went from having it halfway down my back to right at my shoulders so I lost a good 12 inches at least.) I also went to the baseball game with my friend on Tuesday night-it was Pride night at the stadium so even though it was a loss for the O’s I felt like it was a win to see so many rainbows out there in celebration. And yesterday I spent almost the entire day babysitting an 11 year old while my best friend went to a family wedding. Which was good! But no time for books.
As far as reading though…I managed to finish a single book–The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff. This was a pretty generic fantasy world and the plot was even more generic but I feel like the characters and their interactions really made the story shine. Also it had queer characters so I have continued my streak of unintentionally reading lots of queer books during Pride month lol.
Wow, this looks like last week! Hahahahaha. I’m about halfway through Gods of Jade and Shadow and really loving it! I just need more time in a day it seems. Hopefully will finish this up shortly. And I still have done ZERO audiobook reading the past week so I still have The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons to finish up. Once again, really enjoying it, just can’t seem to find the motivation to listen to books when my commute is so short and there hasn’t been much listening time at home. Womp womp. So hopefully I can get through these this week–but we’ll see!
What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!