[info]aldiara wrote
on March 29th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Reading meme

Snurched from [info]amo_amas_amat, because yeah, Goodreads is not enough! *piles stacks of books everywhere*

What are you reading now?
As usual, several things!

1) A Very Bad Book, lol. It's a tie-in novel from the Buffy verse called Oz - Into the Wild by one Christopher Golden. I got it because a) it was $2 in the bargain bin and b) it tells the story of Oz's journey after he leaves Sunnydale and how bad can that really be?? Well, the writing's pretty atrocious, so we'll see if the story can save it. I'm not very far in.

2) Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper. It's the first in a new-ish fantasy trilogy that sounded intriguing - it's got a music-based magic system and an evil church and a fairy realm. I like what I've read so far but it's been slow going because I haven't really clicked with anything yet and keep getting distracted by other books.

3) Broken Fortress by Ginn Hale, 6th installment in a 10-volume fantasy series that's thoroughly bizarre. No really, it's all so odd that 6 books in, I honestly still couldn't even tell you if it's good or just bonkers, lol. There's timey-wimeyness with multiple timelines and different incarnations of characters and the world-building is really interesting, but it's all a bit like the writing was heavily influenced by mind-altering substances. I'm enjoying it but it's e-books and I don't have a reader so it's a bit annoying having to read it on the laptop.

4) 25 Chapters of My Life, the memoirs of Olga Alexandrovna, who is my favourite Romanov. (She was Czar Nicholas' younger sister who was forced into a marriage with a prince she didn't love, became a nurse during WW1, fell in love with a commoner, got a divorce and married him despite the Czar's wishes, and managed to escape from Russia with her husband and two tiny kids before the Bolsheviks got a hold of them). Just started this the other night and am very much looking forward to the rest of it.

What did you just finish reading?
Robin Hobb's Blood of Dragons. IT WAS PERFECTION. *flails*

What are you reading next?
So many options, I don't even know! I need more Robin Hobb so it's a good thing I've got her short-story collection The Inheritance lying around and still have never read it. I am seriously contemplating going back to the Farseers books and reading aaaaaaaall the series chronologically (that way when I get off the devastation that is Fool's Fate, I could dive straight into Dragon Keeper and not be all lost and bookless). But I also want to start reading Mike Carey's Felix Castor novels, and I just got Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, which I've been wanting to read for ages, and I meant to read A Room With A View, and also I still haven't started The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling about Yuri Gagarin, and I've been meaning to read Code Name Verity as well, and ack. I need more hours in my hours.

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