Not that I'm particularly active....but this weekend was almost as much sleeping as last weekend. With the added bonus of having to take a day off work because of a pain flare up. The flare up is pretty much under control now, but once in a while I get a flash memory of Friday and shudder. ugh. Hope I don't get many of those! On a positive spin, at least I was able to visit more with the grandson between napping. We had a couple of good talks. The kind of talks you can only have with a four year old boy. :)
Well, It's that time again - Monday. Which means we've survived another week and now get to start a new week...
And it also means we get to list what we've been reading, what we've finished reading and sometimes what we've planned to read with the help of the Monday Meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Great fun - and all participants should be aware that your TBR pile might grow by leaps and bounds.....
I didn't think I was going to read much this week. The week started out very slowly for me, but when Friday rolled around and I ended up laid up in bed, the reading took off like a reading storm. (what exactly does a reading storm sound or look like? I don't know - they aren't real) So I ended up finishing two books, and getting a good start on a third.
Midnight Blue-Light Special
Incryptid #2 - The continuing adventures of Verity Price, Dominic DeLuca and the cryptids of Manhattan. The Covenant - death to all cryptids are coming, and Dominic is torn between his new found lust/love of Very and his inbred loyalty to the Covenant. Some heavy duty stuff along with humor.
by Jamie Quaid
Saturn's Daughter #1
A weird zone of Baltimore that's been contaminated with chemicals and pollution. An angry woman with authority issues and strange powers that are popping up...A weird book that was in turns interesting...and not so interesting. (More on that when I review.)
I also read a fun short story from an anthology;
Brown is one of Campbell's dog characters, in fact the ancestor of Doc of vampire hunting fame. I love these dog stories, told from the DOG's pov. Campbell does a very good job of making her characters sound like dogs, or as I imagine an intelligent dog would sound.
I've started a few.
I started Blood Kin, (M.J. Scott) and then - ONCE AGAIN - I've realized that this is the second in a series. Second time in a month I've done this, picked the second in a series to buy. grrrr. I was fooled by seeing the (now known to me as the third) book in the store, thought it was the second, so I looked for the book before - having looked in the third book for other books written, and only saw one other book listed. so I've put off reading this, since I would rather start a series with the first, especially when the series is your average linear series.
So I grabbed another book that's been languishing on my shelves for a while - even though I'm not sure I'm in the mood for this type of read... Roil by Trent Jamieson. #1 of the Nightbound Land duology. Paraphrased from the blurb - a four thousand year old man, a young man who has an addiction problem, a young woman with vengeance in her heart; they're all fighting this phenomenon known as The Roil - which takes over whole cities, feeding on the people and ruining life. I like the premise of the novel, but I'm not sure I'm in the mood for wholescale mayhem and disaster type of a novel right now.
Nor am I in the mood for flippant heroines....I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for, this might be one of those weeks where I put around, not quite getting into ANY book. Maybe I should re-read a novel, a favorite SciFi from long ago (like Nylon Angel). Or a favorite Terry Pratchett discworld novel..... Or maybe it's time for a regular fiction novel - or a (shudder) romance novel - one light on the hot-n-heavy heaving bosoms or throbbing man parts....
Well - we'll just have to see.