ICYMI, I’ve hopped on the what are you reading WWW Wednesday posts, which are hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and my normal Wednesday posts, usually discussions, are moving to Thursdays. And I, uhhhhhh, am laughing very loudly at myself right now.
what did you recently finish reading?
Did I finish anything this weekend? No? I barely read this weekend, let’s be honest. I finished Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool on Friday, and it was 10/10 perfect, such an exceptional end to the series. I felt so satisfied with its ending, and though I am heartbroken at leaving those characters behind, Pool does endings like Tolkien does, and there were so many closing chapters that I know exactly how Jude & Anton are going to spend the rest of their lives together.
And that’s about it. I didn’t even watch TV, so what the heck did I do?? To be fair, one of my best friends, Jen, was visiting this weekend, so I ended up spending both Saturday & Sunday afternoon with her. I’m two stories from the end of The Haunting Season, though, and I’m definitely finishing it this week. It’s going to be raining all week, so I won’t be able to eat outside with the boys, so I’ll probably finish that up pretty early.
what are you currently reading?
I was supposed to start Vespertine, among so many others, but I’ve decided, instead, to reread An Enchantment of Ravens AND Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson before I get to Vespertine. It’s wholly unnecessary given that they don’t exist in the same universe, but I’ve been wanting to reread both, and now seems like a good time for it. I’m headed to Maine at the end of the week, too, so I don’t want to be in the middle of too many things, although. I’m driving to Maine, so, realistically, I can put as many things in my car as I want. Hmmmm.
As I’m drafting this on Monday, though, I haven’t finished The Haunting Season just yet (I will today), so that’s what I’m currently reading, and I brought An Enchantment of Ravens with me to work, so given that I only have about 100 pages left and two hours between work and my yoga class, I’ll probably end up starting Enchantment tonight.
what do you think you’ll read next?
Definitely Sorcery of Thorns, but I’m not sure what else. I didn’t do anything that I planned over the weekend, and thus last week’s predictions completely fell apart, and now I’m not really feeling them. I’d still like to read A Spindle Splintered because it’s so short, and it’d be super easy to knock out. Okay, let’s do some official goals.
It’s Monday as I’m drafting this, and I’m going to Maine on Friday. I’m leaving at around 9AM, and I don’t usually read much, if anything, on Fridays, especially when I’m in Maine, so I’d like to have anything that I’m reading during the week read & done by Thursday night. Thus:
- The Haunting Season needs to be finished on Monday. (~100 pages)
- I’d also like to start An Enchantment of Ravens on Monday and maybe get 100 pages in.
- Given that Enchantment is pretty short, that means I should be able to finish it either by Tuesday or Wednesday. (Let’s go with Tuesday because I’ll be so deep in it by 100 pages in that I’ll want to read another 50, but then I’ll only have 50 left, so my brain will just read 200 in one day.)
- Am I going to want a break before A Sorcery of Thorns? How long is A Spindle Splintered? Ooh, 128 pages, okay, that’s a one day read for me, that’ll be Wednesday.
- This means I’m starting Sorcery of Thorns on Thursday, and I’m okay with that. Realistically, that’s where we’re headed. I’ll read Sorcery while I’m in Maine, but I’ll bring Vespertine in the event that I finish it. I’ll probably also bring another book–maybe The Marvelous by Claire Kann, or another contemporary–in the event that I need to take a second in between Rogerson’s. And, once all that’s done, we’ll be into next week. (Also, huge lol @ me pretending I’m only going to bring one book, we all know I’ll bring Little Thieves by Margaret Owen and never even look at it.)