So I’ve been reading a lot (for me) on my ereader lately. (aka Kindle app on my phone) This may speak to the content of what I’ve been reading, but I think it’s more likely related to the length of the ebook. I can read novellas or short stories quite happily on my Kindle app. For some reason full-length books are often harder for me to read digitally. And yet… not always. Sometimes they’re fine. I had been “reading” Paid in Gold and Blood by Lazette Gifford (full-length book) on my app, but never got past the first couple of pages. Various distractions would pop up, and because I knew it was a full-length book, I’d let myself be distracted. However, I know I’ve read a full-length book’s worth of short stories and novellas on my phone in the past month, so I don’t know what the mental hang-up is. I’m officially putting PIGAB in hibernation, and will come back to it when I’ve had more success with long-format ebooks.
WHAT I READ
I finished reading (aka listening to) Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking. (Narrated by the author.) Listening to Carrie narrate this book was hard. There were a few moments (notably where she was talking about times when she had discussed her eventual death with younger friends) when I lost it. On the whole, though, it was a good tribute to a great person. (Full review is here.)
I also read the ebook short story Low Elf Esteem by Elliott James. This is Pax Arcana #0.08, and so falls before Charming and all the rest of the full-length books. It was a fun addition to the series. I’ve read all of the short stories I’m aware of in the series, and have enjoyed them all. Not as much as the novels, but they’re still fun.
WHAT I’M READING
I am, unbelievably, still reading The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun. I don’t know why this book is taking me so long to read. I think I need to sit down and make a concerted effort to finish it this weekend.
After finishing my prior audio book, I started listening to The Medieval World by Professor Dorsey Armstrong. It’s one of the Great Courses lecture series. So far so good!
And I started reading Xenation: Draw the Line on my Kindle app. It’s another of Lazette Gifford’s work, but this one is a novella instead of a full-length book. Hopefully I’ll have better luck with it.
WHAT I’LL READ NEXT
I picked up Split the Party on audio book, so that might be what I listen to next. (That’s the sequel to NPCs, which I finished and loved recently.) I have a variety of other audio books in the queue already, though, so I might go with one I’ve wanted to read for longer.
As far as ebooks, I’m going to wait and see how well I do with the short book I’ve got going now. If I can manage to use the Kindle app for reading a lot this week, I might move on to a longer book when I’m done with my current one. If not, though, I might be looking for more short stories.
And for paper books, I’m going to dive through my TBR pile (the physical one on my bookshelf) and choose whatever interests me most at the time. So I don’t know exactly what it will be, but I know where it will come from.