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What I’m reading: 6-7-2016

study in charlotteAt the moment, I’m only reading two books! This seems like more of a return to my normal patterns.

Anyway, at work I’m reading A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, which is a  YA centered on the present-day descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I’m a bit over Sherlock and Sherlock-like stories at the moment, but I’m also never over YA mysteries, so those two things kind of cancel each other out. I was also intrigued by a girl Sherlock, and have mixed feelings about how that’s going (at this point). All in all, I’m not head-over-heels in love with this one, but I am enjoying it.

And I just started Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Grey because (hahahahahaha) it’s due back tomorrow and someone has it on hold. Set in the years before The Force Awakens, this one is about Leia on a diplomatic mission, which is almost everything I’ve ever wanted. I’m also really interested in the TFA background it’s helping to fill in (for instance: it sounds like she doesn’t know where Luke and Ben are). It’s a quick read so far and I’m liking Grey’s portrayal of Leia a lot.

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What I’m reading: 5-11

The Bantam edition aka the only right cover, creeper Barney and all.
The Bantam edition aka the only right cover, creeper Barney and all.

Actually, at the moment I’m not reading a ton–I’m in fact returning all of my library books so I don’t run the risk of (HORROR!) losing them while I move.

I am allmmmmooosssst done with my reread of The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery. I’ve been doing a virtual book club for this one with some other librarians and it’s basically the best thing ever. I was interested to see how this one held up for me. Answer–pretty well! Valancy’s journey is one that still means quite a bit to me.

And I’m reading Kate Cotugno’s 99 Days as an ebook. I started this one awhile back, thinking it was going to be a nice teen romance, which is what I really needed to read at that point. It turned out to be much deeper, but in a way I couldn’t handle at that point. So now I’m picking it up again and liking it quite a bit.

I’ll be picking up The Perilous Gard here soon, for podcasting purposes and also because The Perilous Gard.

And that’s about it for now!

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What I’m reading: 4-13

goblin emperorI’m considering changing things up a bit here, and one of my ideas was to start semi-regularly doing a snapshot of what I’m reading right now, rather than what I’ve finished. We’ll see how it goes–let me know what you think!

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner: I am allllmost done with my reread of QoA. Having now reached the point where most of the “ow-my-feelings” moments are over, it’s mostly the happy ending, yay!

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette): I don’t remember exactly where I am with this one–a little less than halfway through, I think. I’ve been reading it before bed, because it doesn’t matter that I’m tired and not in the best state for reading comprehension.

Dark North by Gillian Bradshaw: An Ethiopian auxiliary in Roman Britain. I think I started this one before and didn’t finish it, but I can’t remember why. It’s certainly not gripping me with the same excitement as my favorites of her books, but I am enjoying it and it’s a relatively quick read.

I don’t often read this many books all at the same time, but I’m kind of enjoying having different kinds of books for different situations–Queen of Attolia is perfect for lunchtime reading, for example, because I know it so well that it doesn’t matter where I stop or start.