September Currently Reading

September Currently ReadingSo, it has dropped from about 85 degrees F to maybe 55 degrees F here in the last two days. It’s full-on fall weather now AND I HOPE IT STAYS THIS WAY. I hate the heat so much. I’m very much a fall and winter person.

Chilly weather makes me wanna be under a blanket with fluffy socks, coffee and a book. It’s perfect reading weather. :”D


Currently, I am reading two novels:

Embassytown by China Mieville

EmbassytownThis one I feel like I should be loving, but I’m not. I’m honestly on the verge of putting it down. Not DNFing it, just… changing my reading format. Currently, I’m listening on audiobook and usually that’s all fine and dandy, but the narrator has the most irritating voice and the quality of the recording is kinda flat, like all the ‘s’ sounds comes out almost like a static noise. I feel like if I would pick it up via physical copy, all my irritations with the thing would totally disappear. I’m too busy being annoyed by the narrator that I’m barely paying attention to the plot… hence it’s not sticking with me, hence I’m not liking it, blah de blah.

And honestly writing this out has solidified my choice of switching formats. I’ve had a physical copy forever so I’ll just read that one. I’ll eat the scribd credit I spent on the thing I guess. Better than forcing myself through 6 more hours of that.

Aside from my irritations, this book sounds pretty decent: It’s about a woman who is used as a simile by an alien race whose language has no concept of things that aren’t currently present. Like, if they need to make a comparison, the object in question and the comparator both need to be present, hence, she’s always dragged around with them. The language itself is fascinating too: That’s the one thing I do like about the audiobook. The language sounds so neat! It’s like two voices layered on top of each other – the aliens have two mouths and speak simultaneously. For humans to speak it, they need a partner with a close mind-connection, enough so that they can each speak out one voice of the word in perfect harmony at all times.

Like I said, really cool. I really like the concept. I just… wanna change formats to enjoy it. Woof.

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3)This one, I’ve been reading for ages. I’ve likely gone over the synopsis of this series a billion times at this point. Needless to say, I’m loving it. Just need to actually finish it.


And since I’m going to drop Embassytown as an audiobook, I’ll likely pick up another one pretty quick. I’m thinking The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss but not 100% positive yet. Otherwise, that’s it. :”D Happy reading!

8 thoughts on “September Currently Reading

  1. Good idea to switch away from the audiobook version if you’re not liking it! I usually love audiobooks too but if I get one with an annoying voice or bad quality audio it really distracts and prejudices me so it’s really best to just switch to a physical copy. I recently had one that was just too confusing as an audiobook due to time jumps, so I plan to switch.

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    1. It does. Once that one main character gets out of that town the amount of violence drops off quickly. There’s definitely still violence occasionally throughout the book but it’s by no means a constant thing.

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  2. I’m jealous of your fall weather!! Just Saturday it was 110 Fahrenheit where I’m at. Today is a high of 98, so at least it is getting cooler. I can’t wait for Autumn! It is my favorite season and honestly, my favorite book reading season ^_^

    I’ve never read anything by Brent Weeks, but I’ve seen his books around the library and book sales and they always catch my eye. Are you liking his books?

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    1. Same! And I’m loving them. I’ve only read into his Lightbringer series so far but plan on getting to his other one afterward as well πŸ˜ƒ

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