Well, I finished a few things, but haven’t written any reviews yet. I’ll hopefully catch up to that again soon.
WHAT I READ
I finished my ebook read of Xenation: Draw The Line by Lazette Gifford. I really enjoyed that one. It had a great plot and alien lifeforms. There were more typos than there should have been, though, so I’m not impressed with that aspect of it. (Makes me wonder if Gifford had a different editor for this one than for Kat Among the Pigeons, because that book had few typos by comparison.)
I also finished listening to The Medieval World (Great Courses lecture series) by Dorsey Armstrong. There was more background history than I expected, though now that I think about it I’m not sure why this was the case. There should be history in this lecture series. I guess I had expected more about everyday life and the arts and less about the history. (There were lectures on those aspects too. Just not as many as there were on history.) The lecturer also has a lot of places where she stumbles over a word and then says it again – as you would expect in an actual lecture, but not generally considered to be ok for an audio book. (This aspect really annoyed me.) And in addition, she reads a lot of quotes from period manuscripts. (This makes sense.) She tends to read them in the original language and then translate them into modern English. This made sense the first few times, but gradually came to feel like showing off that she speaks and can translate Old English. (It probably isn’t, since I know the original language has nuances that translations don’t, but it got annoying.) Anyway. It’s a good series of lectures with a lot of information in them. But maybe space them out and only listen to one lecture at a time instead of letting the audio play through multiple lectures at once.
WHAT I’M READING
I am still reading my same paper book – Doctor Who: The City of Death by James Goss and Douglas Adams. It’s enjoyable, but isn’t adding as much to the show’s plot as I had hoped. There’s a little more depth than the TV show, but not as much as I wanted. Oh well, it’s still a fun romp.
I just started listening to Split The Party (Spells, Swords, & Stealth #2) by Drew Hayes. I really liked the first one of these books, so the second will hopefully be fun, too.
And I am still reading Farstep Station by Lazette Gifford on my eReader. Haven’t gotten far enough in it yet to have too much of an opinion on it, so I’ll save that for next time.
WHAT I’LL READ NEXT
I have a couple of eBooks queued up, but I’m not sure in which order I’ll read them. It could be:
- Dragon’s Egg by Robert L Forward
- Wool by Hugh Howey
- The Video Game Plotline Tester by Michael Atamanov
- Schooled in Magic by Christopher Nutall
- Glory by Devin O’Branagan
- Once Upon a Coffee by Kait Nolan
… or it could be one of the book samples I have (Shadowbound by Bec McMaster or Dark Desires by Eve Silver). I’m really not sure yet, but it will be something I already own. (I hope.)
My next audio book will either be another crack at All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (I only got about 1/4 the way through on my first attempt) or something else fun. Perhaps The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pendian or perhaps I’ll buy the third Drew Hayes book in the Spells, Swords, & Stealth series. (I think that’s Going Rogue, but I don’t own it yet.)
My next paper book – which I should be able to get to soon – will be another cat mystery book. Maybe Rest in Pieces (Mrs. Murphy #2) by Rita Mae Brown.
Have a great weekend!