monday reading

In this weekly event hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books where we discuss what we’ve been reading this week (and, occasionally, what we haven’t).

As I’ve only just returned from a long international trip, my reading schedule has been in a bit of disarray. I have not kept up with my Deal me in! challenge and so have a fair amount of short story reading to catch up on. Book-wise, I’m also a bit behind (at least, according to Goodreads).

That being said, I have been reading! Here’s what I’ve recently finished:

  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – Started this collection of stories with my Deal me in! challenge, and decided to keep on reading on! Some of the tales I absolutely adored, but others I found rather… indicative of the time, shall we say.
  • One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean – This was a fun book, but the premise was all kinds of unbelievable. I managed to suspend that disbelief for the first, oh, 300 pages? But it got to be a bit much by the end.

Currently Reading:

  • The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick – I am only 23 pages into this, so it is still far too soon to judge! The only think I can say for certain? Patrick sure likes to describe clothing.

Deal Me In! update: Weeks 7-12

Since my last update, I’ve been drawing cards a plenty – but not always reading the books! Here’s what I’ve drawn and what I’ve read (in bold):

  • Week 7: Ace ♣ – IV League by Margaret Stohl
  • Week 8: Queen ♦ – Shoulders of giants by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Week 9: Eight ♥ – Mowgli’s Brothers by Rudyard Kipling
  • Week 10: King ♣ – Red Run by Kami Garcia
  • Week 11: Nine ♠ – The Adventure of the Speckled Band by ACD
  • Week 12 (this week): Four ♥ – Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre

Kay

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Kay's been blogging about urban fantasy, young adult and werewolves since 2009. She's a firm believer in the many uses of the towel, the science of deduction and other fandom in-jokes. To support her book-buying habit, Kay keeps up a day-job as a science journalist (so feel free to ask her about Physics).

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