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Blogmas 2019

Happy Friday! If you are reading this the morning it comes out, I’m currently at work, but today is my last work day of the year! I saved up six PTO days, and between them, holidays, and weekends, I’m getting twelve days off in a row and I’m so ready for it, man. I’M SO READY.

So I’m gonna celebrate by hopefully reading a lot. This is what I plan to read for the rest of the year:

Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I’m buddy reading this, and should have it done by next weekend if all goes well. I’m about 3/4ths through it, and I’m really enjoying it.

Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)

Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente – I’ve been in the middle of this book for a while, it just hasn’t been a focus recently, but I’m hoping to finish it as it’s a 10 in 2019 book.

Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1)

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – In addition to fulfilling the ‘read a book about a vampire’ prompt in Fantasy Bingo, it’s also the last remaining 10 in 2019 book on my list, so if I get this one and the one above done, I’ll be happy.

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3)

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – This is my current audio book, and it’d be nice to finish it honestly. I like it so far, I just haven’t focused on it recently.

Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)

Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey – This is one of the many ‘I’ve been reading this forever’ books that I’d like to finish. Out of all the ones listed, this has the lowest priority, so I’ll get to it if I have time, but otherwise it’ll be a 2020 read.


And that’s it! Twelve days, five books. Doable? Maybe!

Books to take on the plane

Books for the plane

Hello! This coming Wednesday is my one year anniversary with my husband! So to celebrate, the two of us are going to Chicago to see Wait, Wait, Don’t tell me! recorded live! And we’ll be there just under a week, so we’ll do other stuff too like eat pizza and check out some Chicago-brewed beer.

If you’ve ever been to Chicago or live there and have some suggestions of stuff to do, lemme know!

Otherwise, I plan to read on the plane trip and maybe down time while there. These are the books I’m going to bring with me:

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel, #1)

I won this book as an ebook for completing the r/Fantasy Bingo Challenge this past year. I started it about a week or so ago and am roughly 25% through it so far.

Guys, I love this book. It reads almost like a classic epic. It’s full of allegory and quotable passages… and I’m only 90 pages in! Like I feel like this will be read in classrooms in fifty years. It’s just so cool. It follows a man named Thomas Senlin, who arrives at the foot of the Tower of Babel – a giant stone construction that shoots up into the sky, so high that nobody has seen the top, nor is it knows if the top is even a finished product – with his wife. He shortly loses her in the crowd and has to ascend the tower himself to find her. Each level of the tower is something fantastically different than the one before. It’s. So. Cool.

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P Beaulieu

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands #1)

This book, I’m buddy reading with a friend. Both of us have gotten a tad distracted from it recently, so I’m hoping that me focusing on it again and telling her that will motivate her to read it more, too. I’m liking this one so far, but I’m not a huge fan of the main character. She’s not awful, but she reminds me a lot of the main character from The Throne of Glass series, whom I find irritating. Hopefully the plot of this one ends up making up for it.


Part of me wants to bring another physical book, The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu, which I’m also currently reading. Another part wants to conserve space for souvenirs… the likelihood of me completing the two above is small, especially when I tend to not read as much during down time as I plan. So, if I somehow get a good chunk of either of these done by Wednesday, I’ll bring another. If not, I won’t.

Posts for Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of this coming week will be pre-written, and any comment replies on my end will be a bit delayed – sorry!

Happy reading!

Books for the plane!

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Hello! At this time this is posted, it’s August 5th! But now as I’m currently writing, it’s July 27th!

I’m pre-writing a bunch of posts because (as I’ve likely mentioned a couple times now) on August 1st, I’m getting married! And then August 2nd, I’m hopping on a plane to go to Hawaii for my honeymoon! And me being me, I’m gonna read on the plane ride there and back (and maybe during downtime, too, but we’ll see).

So I’ve decided to write a post about the books I plan on bringing with me (assuming any that I’m currently reading don’t get finished before my flight).


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All three are books on my 17 in 2017 list, so if I’m able to finish them all, that would be swell. :”D

Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – I found this one randomly in my old college’s ‘two for a dollar’ sale shelf. I acutlaly found all the books in the series except the second one (which I’ve since acquired…). I’ve heard this series is super good, so I’m hoping I’ll love it.

14 by Peter Clines – I read The Fold by Clines a year or two ago and it has become one of my favorite books. Apparently this book is a companion novel-prequel kind of thing. Like, I was supposed to read this one first. Whoops. Well, I’m gonna read it now instead. 😛

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – I bought this book as soon as it came out but never actually picked it up (whoops). Considering I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Ness so far, I’m hoping this one follows the pattern. :”DThe Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

(Not pictured) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Not pictured because it’s an audiobook and I used my phone to take the above photo… can’t really use phone to take picture of cover in phone. 😛 So not pictured. Currently, I’m about 1/3 through this, so I’m not sure how far I’ll be into it by the 2nd of August. I’m hoping to finish this super soon – I’m loving it so far, it’s just so great! 😀


And that’s it! Ideally, I’ll finish all of these. Whatever I don’t get to will become an informal TBR or sorts. Wish me luck and see you all on August 16th when I get back. :”D

Books I Took to Malaysia – Blogmas 12/19

Hello! Currently in Malaysia so this is pre-written. Today I’m going to go through the books I’m taking (or ‘took’ depending on whether it’s me or you reading this) to Malaysia with me. I have a lot of travel time and a lot of down time to fill up with stuff and I’m not taking my laptop. So that means most of it will hopefully be full of book stuff.


Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb – physical book

Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)This is the book I’m currently reading with Zezee and hopefully by the time I get home, I’ll have it finished. I’m almost sure I will – I just wish my copy wasn’t so big and took up so much space. D”:

 

 

 

 

A Dance With Dragons by George R R Martin – physical book

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)This was one of the books on my ‘want to read in 2017’ T5W post, so I figured why not get a head start? It should last me a good while.

 

 

 

 

 

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – ebook

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)Apparently I’m feeling a lot of fantasy for this trip. This book is a chunker and I’m taking it as an ebook on my tablet. Hopefully it’ll be good! :”D

 

 

 

 

 

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – audiobook

The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)Yet another fantasy, but this completes the ‘types of book formats’ list I suppose. Currently in the middle of this one. It hasn’t wowwed me yet but it’s kept my interest.

 

 

 

 

 

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And that’s it! Ideally I’ll finish all of these, but if I finish Ship of Magic, I’ll be happy.

Happy reading!