It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!
Last week was a semi slow reading week for me. I finally managed to finish with The Defender by Lindsay McKenna after about a month of reading. It was an alright book but certainly didn’t meet my expectations, though I am hopeful that the next book in the series will be better. I also read and finished Tomas: Cowboy Homecoming. Now this book I loved and read in about four hours. The major downside to it is that it finishes off the Harts of the Rodeo series and while I still have two and a half books from earlier in the series to read I’m sad the know there won’t be more books to come. The reviews to both of these books were posted last week as well.
After these two books I started working on The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan. While I haven’t quite finished this one yet, I’m coming up on the quarter mark, I am somewhat enjoying it. Like most Historical Fictions it is a slow read but it’s not so slow that I don’t want to continue it. However I did decide to take a small reading break for the remainder of the week, that has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with being slightly burnt out of reading (I did after all read fifteen books in January) and needed to do something other than read. It was actually really nice to take a step back from books. My husband and I spend several nights curled up on the couch watching movies that have been collecting dust since we bought them months if not years ago. Sometimes you just have to do something different. But now that my reading break is over, at least I plan for it to be over now, I look forward to getting back to tackling my reading pile.
For this week I’ll continue to work on The Forgotten Queen. As for what else I will read, well I really want to hit something from my “dusty” bookshelf, so a book that has been waiting a long time for me to read it. I have my eye on The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. I have wanted to read this book since watching the movie but only recently bought it. Another thing I want to start working on soon, which is a reading goal of mine for the year as well, is to work on those unfinished series that have been gathering on my shelves. I have so many I’m not quite sure where to start, but I think I might go with the Symphony of Ages series by Elizabeth Haydon, which would mean reading Prophecy: Child of Earth next.