Hello, hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! Last week I managed to finish 3 whole books! Now, the thing is, I’m not finding the joy in reading my usual SFF books. I just can’t find the mood. I have started re-reading The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso (one of my favorite reads of the last few years) and it just isn’t pulling me in. And I know it’s not the book because I love that book! It’s me.
So, I’ve just been letting friends from the r/fantasy mod team suggest me ridiculous looking SF romance books and I’ve been reading those instead. Now, normally I’d NEVER be able to get into a random book that someone else has picked out for me. But I think the encouragement and the ‘omg this looks so bad it could be good’ aspect has really pulled me in. Also, live-tweeting my reactions have given me new life.
So far I’ve read the first and second Ice Planet Barbarian books by Ruby Dixon and Alien Architect Needs a Nanny by Tasha Black. Not gonna lie, kind of read this last one for the cover alone because lol:
Anyway. My next read was also suggested by a friend from r/fantasy and I have to say, I’m really looking forward to it. The premise is hilarious and sounds crazy and the reviews have me intrigued. That book is Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta. (Don’t ask what exactly is being milked….)
Anyway, I am enjoying my trip to crazy town. My husband said it doesn’t matter what I’m reading as long as I’m enjoying reading again and I think he’s right. I’m hoping that getting back into reading in whatever way will eventually translate into me reading other books again too. I have so many things piling up that I want to get to. Soon, hopefully! What are you reading this week? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat.
19 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Aliens, Aliens, and More Aliens!”
Your husband is right, it doesn’t matter what you read as long as you’re enjoying reading!
Last night, I started a reread of The Goblet of Fire. For me, nothing blocks out the frustrations of real life like Harry Potter. 🙂
Oh, Harry Potter! I haven’t read those in years but I loved them back in the day. Nothing like a favorite read to bring you some comfort. Enjoy!
Thanks. 🙂 My best friend and I have never reread them so we started that mission about 4 years back. (One per year.) Otherwise, it’s been about 15 years since I read them.
Oh that sounds fun!
Enjoy you rreading!
I´m about to stat Station Eleven!
Nice, I’ve been meaning to read that. Hope you enjoy!
I agree with your husband. It doesn’t matter what you are reading as long as you’re enjoying it. Sometimes you just get burned out on your favorite genre and need to take a break and branch out a little bit and that is totally ok. I started Indigo Ridge by Devney Perry last night. I was planning on starting How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan but I am having issues with that NetGalley ARC so I had to pick something else.
Yes, I have been burned out for a while due to various things so that makes sense lol. I haven’t heard of either of.those books, will have to check them out. Enjoy!
I totally agree with what your husband said! If it wasn’t for romances I wouldn’t have read half as much as I did last year. Ruby Dixon’s SF romances are pretty addictive—wild but so fun to read! Haha. I hope you’re enjoying these books! I’ll defo check out your reaction thread to Morning Glory Milking Farm as I haven’t had the guts to pick that one up yet 😂
I read quite a bit of romance last year for that reason! I’ll probably go back and read more Dixon, her books are pretty fun. The milking farm one isn’t as bad as you would think!
Lol! I’ve heard SO much about Ice Planet Barbarian books that I feel as if I know it without having read them, lol!
I’m slowly getting back into reading. I actually read a whole page of Kushiel’s Avatar today, which is an improvement for me.
Apparently everyone has heard of those books! I wasn’t aware until someone had recommended them to me as a joke — just shows how I have been buried under a rock lately lol.
That’s good! I hope you enjoy. Reading has been tough lately.
I quote tour husband too!! And reading your tweets is so funny!!
Haha, glad you’re enjoying them. 🙂
That Alien Nanny cover is far too funny for words! 😀 😀 😀
Right?!?! I mean I had to read it after seeing that lol
Ditto what Maddalena said.
Also good for your husband and his wise words. Keep reading whatever makes you happy.
Thanks! Right now that’s what I’m doing and it feels good. 🙂
I love this!! It really doesn’t matter what we read–or even if we read, truly–as long as it’s something that brings us enjoyment. I’m a big believer in not calling things guilty pleasures, but just pleasures because if you’re enjoying it and it’s not hurting anyone, isn’t that worth everything?