Hello, it’s April and so far, I haven’t been fooled yet. But it’s only mid-afternoon so there’s plenty of time.
Currently, I am reading four books:
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
This was on last month’s currently reading as well, and I’m still chugging along with it. This book, I really like it, but I’m finding it to be a very dense read. I’m about two-thirds through it at this point and hope to finish it up by the end of the month. Fingers crossed. This novel is a geo-political thriller set in a fantasy world. But as far as fantasy goes, the fact that the world isn’t real is the only thing fantastical about it. There’s no magic, no monsters, no prophecies… just a different world. But at the same time, it definitely has weird, almost dystopian elements to it. It’s really, really cool. I’m very much enjoying the thing. I have a feeling the end is going to kill me.
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
I figured it had been a while since I picked up a non-fiction and I had an open credit on my Scribd account, so I snagged this bugger and started listening to it on audio on my way to and from work. So far, I’ve learned that when Darwin submitted his paper on evolution theory, he did so along side another man who had come to the same conclusions after observing the same phenomena on some remote islands in South East Asia. Neither name knew of the other beforehand. It’s funny how things like that happen. Also, Mendel , who came up with the dominant and recessive alleles using pea plants, was a crap test-taker. This book is super entertaining and I’m highly enjoying it.
The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
This one was on my list last month too, I think. This book is a chunker. The second book in Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy, it continues the story of the Vestrit family as they deal with all the shit that gets thrown at them. It has talking ships and sentient sea serpents and wizardwood and dragons. I’m very much liking this series (though if I’m honest, I think I like Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy a tad more). Buddy reading this with Zezee, we’ve been making our way through this four chapters a week. We’ll get there, we’ll get there.
Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting by Ed Greenwood
This one’s been on my list for a few months now. I’ve been paging through it slowly as I continue the campaign I’m currently in. I got to level 2 yesterday, woo woo. I’m starting to really dig all the lore and stuff that’s involved in DnD. I’m very happy I’ve been given the opportunity to play.
And that’s it! If you’ve read any of these, do let me know your opinion. Happy reading!