Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s November already. The last several months feel like they have passed by in a bit of a blur. Yesterday was Halloween. We didn’t have many kids come around trick or treating but we did dress up to hand out candy anyway. I had a busy weekend of house projects, a low-key Halloween get together at a friends, carving pumpkins, and reading. But before that I did make it out to the local speculative fiction author event on Wednesday, Charm City Spec. It was a small event but I saw some authors that I’ve come to know from other local events and it was nice to see book people in person again! I would say about 70% or so of the people there were authors LOL. It was a good time though and the readings were fantastic. Suprisingly enough I didn’t buy any books for myself, just one for my husband. He really liked John Appel’s reading so he bought his book and got him to sign it. Also, Tessa Gratton read from the beginning of Strange Grace which made me want to read it all over again so I may have to do that soon. 🙂
Last week I read two and a half books! I read Well Matched, the latest contemporary Romance by Jen DeLuca that takes place in Maryland at a Renaissance Fair. I also read Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher. Oh, I don’t know why I put off reading that one for a while because it was sooooo good. Have a feeling I’ll be reading the sequels soon. I also started Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson and I’m really enjoying it so far.
Books I received this past week: Verspertine! Also I got my special tenth anniversary owlcrate edition of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater only they accidentally left out the signed page in my copy so they’re sending me a replacement. No picture of that one because I’ve been lazy but will include one next time. I think I have at least one book coming in the mail Tuesday as pre-orders continue to roll in.
This week I plan on finishing Verspertine. I don’t think it will take me long to read, I’m already a quarter of the way through it and I have mostly finished up my current reorganizing project so I will have some free time this week before I decide to dive into a new room (doing the living room next–that should be interesting). I’m also low-key re-reading The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard on audio. Really wanted to re-read that because it’s been a while and I have the sequel which I want to get to eventually but I couldn’t quite recall all the details from the first book. This may take me a bit because I don’t spend a lot of time on audio these days. Not sure what else I may check out this week as I’m sort of going where my mood takes me.
What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!