Weekly Check-In: March 15, 2023

It’s been a weird reading week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it just unexpected. I was only really enamored with one of the three books I tackled, and given it’s the Captive Prince short stories, well. That feels like cheating.

recently finished

I actually DNF’d A Magic Steeped in Poison a little over halfway through. I’m really bummed about this because I thought I was going to love it, but everything about it just kept consistently falling flat until I had to admit defeat. I was starting to look for other things to do than read, and that felt like a pretty sure sign. I ended up picking up The Summer Palace immediately after setting it down, which I read in about two hours, so that’s really all I needed to prove that was the right choice.

currently reading

I meant to start A Restless Truth at the same time as Blade of Secrets, but this week started off with a stressful af bang, so I only just managed to get halfway through on Blade of Secrets last night, and I haven’t even glanced at A Restless Truth. I am, however, going away this weekend, so hoping to get some solid reading in!

what’s next

I don’t usually get a lot of reading done when I go away to Maine, and I don’t honestly anticipate this time to be any different, but I’m at least hoping to make some serious headway on Phantom of the Opera. I completely abandoned it after starting it, and given it’s barely ten hours total, and I have eight left, I need to get a move on it.

I am planning on bringing A Restless Truth and a new release, though I have yet to decide on that yet. I should start Hell Bent finally, but I also discovered that Anna-Marie McLemore wrote a new book, and I had no idea, so it might be Self-Made Boys coming with me. Which, do I know a single thing about Great Gatsby? Not at all, and I’m not planning on learning more than McLemore’s got to tell me.

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