It’s Monday, What Are You… (4/24)

…Reading?

The Island of Dr. Moreau Seasons of Reading The Janus Tree and Other Stories

Haven’t gotten much reading done for the Spring into Horror Readathon. Last week was weirdly busy and tiring. I’m planning to finish The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells by Thursday and review it then. I’ll read some of Glen Hirshberg’s The Janus Tree and Other Stories until Saturday’s 24-Hour Readathon. I’ll have a separate TBR for that!

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…Watching?

Started watching Da Vinci’s Demons a couple weeks ago. This is obviously historical fantasy, accuracy need not apply. I enjoy the way the shows tries to depict Da Vinci’s genius and its effect on those around him—very much akin to Sherlock, but maybe better. Unfortunately, there’s a mystical bent to the plot which I’m not a fan of. We’ll see how the last couple episodes of the first season play out.

…Doing?

Gearing up for a busy week ahead of the readathon on Saturday. I’m going to try to work with a time schedule. Roughly, there are five categories of things I work on each day: writing, reading, blogging, classes, and VOTS stuff. Often, I let one or two of these things take over. Maybe if I set aside specific times for things, especially writing and especially later in the week, I’ll manage to get more done.

It’s Monday, What Are You… (4/10)

…Reading?

Adelaide Herrmann Queen of Magic The Map of Time

I seriously thought about joining Tome Topple last week in order to make some headway on Map of Time, but I decided I really wanted to start Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic. I’d been putting Adelaide aside in favor of other reading events since I purchased the book in December.

Short stories this week:

  • “The Toymaker’s Daughter” by Arundhati Hazra
  • “A Green Silk Dress and a Wedding-Death” by Cat Hellisen
  • “The Haunting of Jezebeth” by Paula Cappa

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…Watching?

Specifically, this morning:

Marvel isn’t quite as good as DC at the rock ‘n’ roll superhero trailers, but they’re trying. This is definitely integrating the Guardians of the Galaxy universe in glorious 70s tone as well as content. But it was the last bit with Thor and Hulk that made me laugh. Laughing, not an easy thing at 7:30am and only a half cup of coffee and no ibuprofen in me.

…Doing?

This should be a quieter week than last, with only one league game instead of two. Ultimate frisbee four days in a row was rough. Easter dinner with my parents on Sunday.

It’s Monday, What Am I Reading? 3/6

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years

Mostly, I have short stories and “work” on my plate for this week.

  • Finish listening to Ghostland by Colin Dickey – loan expires Sunday.
  • “The Invisible Man” by G. K. Chesterton – Deal Me In.
  • “The Regression Test” by Wole Talabi – Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction catch-up.
  • “A Gathering on Gravity’s Shore” by Gregor Hartman – Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction catch-up.
  • Finish SOUThErN AlLiaNCe – Eric’s manuscript.
  • Finish read-through of Wicked Witch, Retired – my manuscript.
  • Finish Writing on the Wall by Tom Standage

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It’s Monday, What Am I Reading? 2/27

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Am I over my reading slump? I dare to hope.

For the first time in a long while, I am without any pending ARCs. I think I like this feeling. I have so many of my own books to read and no distractions from them (except for the library  *cough*). I stopped using Edelweiss more than a year ago, and I can see NetGalley becoming something I use less and less.

Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1)
  • Ebook: Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage – Started this back in Decmeber, I think. I’m 32% done.
  • Audio book: Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey – Picked this up on Saturday to listen to while doing some housework. Then realized that the Overdrive app and my phone no longer get along. Listened to the Arizona v UCLA game instead. 😦
  • Physical book: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie – Of the books I acquired last January, this is that last one that I haven’t read.
  • Another story by Saladin Ahmed for Deal Me In (I shuffled, I swear!)

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It’s Monday, What Am I Reading? 2/13

When in a reading slump, it’s not good to limit books choices. Therefore, I officially jumped ship on #COYER (only ebooks) and the TBR Dare (only books bought before 1/1). Yes, I suddenly wanted to pick up a paperback I started in December and read the only book I’ve acquired this year. *shrug*

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  • Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan <–that paperback
  • Fascist Lizards from Outer Space: The Politics, Literary Influences and Cultural History of Kenneth Johnson’s V by Dan Copp <–my only acquisition in 2017
  • Short works on tap:
    • “Homecoming” by Rachel Pollack
    • “The Faithful Soldier, Prompted” by Saladin Ahmed
    • “The Adventure of the Vintner’s Codex” by Lyndsay Faye

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Magic Monday & What I’m Reading, 2/6/17

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I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.

Well, congratulations to the Patriots on their come-back Super Bowl win. It was something to see. But did you know that the Patriots have their own magician? John Logan is not only the team’s digital content associate, but resident mystifyer.

(Via iTricks)

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

I’m not off to a good start reading-wise in February. Ever have those moments when you’re just sick of words? No? Maybe just me. I’ll continue on. Here’s what I have on deck for the week:

The Good Soldier The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Fascist Lizards from Outer Space: The Politics, Literary Influences and Cultural History of Kenneth Johnson's V
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  • The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye
  • Fascist Lizards from Outer Space: The Politics, Literary Influences and Cultural History of Kenneth Johnson’s V by Dan Copp
  • Lots of Eric’s PHYSICIaN.
  • Short stories here and there.

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#24in48 Wrap-Up & It’s Monday, What Am I Reading?

#24in48 Wrap-Up

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Okay, despite best intentions, I didn’t really participate in the 24 in 48 Readathon. By Saturday evening, I was firmly in self-preservation hermit mode. I only read for 8hrs 50mins, but I got caught up on Moby-Dick and PHYSIC mACHINEs, finished the Nov/Dec. issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and am about halfway through In Calabria. So, really this was just a quiet, more-reading-than-usual weekend.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Moby-Dick In Calabria 
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville – heading into the last fourth.
  • In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle – might finish this today.
  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January-February 2017 – I have a whole month to not be behind!
  • “In the House of Gingerbread” by Gene Wolfe – for Deal Me In

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