Currently Reading: The Very Best of Kate Elliott, a review book, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for The Classics Club, 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb, for one of my college classes, The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, because I’m insane. Also, there’s a read-along for it.
Winter 2014-2015 COYER Progress: I’ve read 7 books towards my goal of 10, and participated in 2 read-a-thons towards my goal of 3. I’ve been keeping up with the Facebook group, but I still need to do a mini-challenge.
Netgalley/Edelweiss Progress: 4
SF/F Bingo: So far I only need to read a book published this year. The Very Best of Kate Elliott will qualify for that. I’ve read a book containing dragons (The Sunken by S.C. Green), a book by a female author (The Eterna Files), a book published prior to 2000 (Walking the Labyrinth by Lisa Goldstein) and an Urban Fantasy (The Kingdom Lights by Steven V.S.). My “Free” book is Tommy Black and the Staff of Light by Jake Kerr).
Total pages read for the week: 477. I was apparently in the middle of another reading slump without knowing it, but I accidently discovered a cure: reading a book from a series I love. I thought my reading was just being interfered with by all my school work, but on Wednesday evening I got home after a craptastic day with a huge case of the “F-its”, went immediately to my TBR shelf, picked up The Fiery Cross, and started reading without any regard for all the things I should’ve been doing instead. It turns out all the books I’ve been reading lately have been kind of heavy, and instead of reading I was filling my time with busy work and random chores whenever I wasn’t working on school work. I enjoy heavy books, but I got bogged down, and I needed another world to escape to and just enjoy the story and characters without dealing with serious modern day real life issues. The crazy part is now that I’m out of the slump, I’ve been able to return to those heavier books with a renewed interest. I think from now on, I’m going to keep a light read going along with all the other heavier reads so that this hopefully doesn’t happen again.
Total number of books for the year: 7. I’m now behind schedule and I moved back the review dates for this month’s books. However, now that I’m out of my reading slump, I think there’s a chance I’ll be able to complete most of the challenges I’m participating in. These next couple of weeks are going to be particularly busy, though, so I’m not likely to get caught up with all my review books this month. Wednesday’s Words will now be monthly, along with all my other features except this one.
Top Commenters: This week, my Top Commenter was Shaina from Shaina Reads.
What are you reading this week?