April 2, 2017 by elnadesbookchat
I love rainy Saturdays! Even though I live in Seattle, it really doesn’t rain here as much as people think it does. This winter and so far spring, it has been rainier than usual, but in retrospect that hasn’t been a bad thing for me. Yes, my garden is still a mess and I haven’t cleaned up debris from the last storm, but I have gotten lots of reading done this month. I am slowly catching up on my NetGalley commitments, I only have 7 books left that I haven’t read from 2016, Yeah! My actual TBR stack of book is still hopeless though. The books I own always seem to fall to the wayside in preference to library books and e-galleys. The sun is suppose to shine today so I guess I will try to get outside and get some yard work done, or I may just finish that book…
I am really looking forward to April. One of my favorite authors, Cinda Williams Chima, has a book coming out on Tuesday, Shadowcaster. I am so excited about that, I will probably stop on the way home from work and pick it up. I will also be picking up a copy of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I’m still sort of kicking myself for not going to see her and Marisa Meyer speak this week at a local indie bookstore. I had had a really long day at work and it was a long drive through Seattle traffic, that I just couldn’t make myself do it. Hopefully next time. Marissa lives in the area, so I know there will be more opportunities to see her.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my TBR pile lately, both the physical one and the e-galley one. I keep thinking that I should organize and plan my reading better. Being a teacher you would think I would be a good planner, but I’m not. I can’t seem to plan more than a week or two ahead and even then I often change my mind. My desk is currently littered with notepaper covered with lists of books that I need to read or what books I need to review. I keep thinking there has to be a better way, but this does seem to work for me, so I keep plugging along.
As of writing this I finished 2/3 of the books I set out to this week. I should be able to finish the 3rd fairly quickly, so I think I can get the goal I’ve set for myself this week done without too much trouble.
Yes that is right four books this week.
Dream Magic by Joshua Khan is a Tween/teen book, the second in a series. Loved the first which I’m reviewing this week.
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May the second in the Falconer series. I enjoyed the first which I’m also reviewing this week.
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brandt. I don’t read a whole lot of contemporary fiction, but I saw a review of this and it sounded really good, so I am giving it a try.
Wrath of the Storm by Jennifer Nielsen, is also a third book in the Mark of the Thief series. This is my audiobook for this week read by one of my faves, Macleod Andrews.
Monday: The Falconer The Scottish, steam-punk fairy killing tale. Lots of fairy killing and a killer of a cliff hanger at the end.
Tuesday: Shadow Magic Great tween read with giant bats, zombies and more!
Wednesday: A Fierce and Subtle Poison Interesting story set in the Caribbean about a girl that can kill you with a touch.
Thursday: Toward a Secret Sky So far a good story, also set in Scotland, but in modern times. Lots of Angels and Demons.
Friday: Unnatural Deeds This book was amazing, but will be hard to review without spoilers!
That is all of my confessions for this week. If you have any advice on keeping track of my reading, I would love to hear it.