Ah, what a reading week. I really like myself (hur) for reading so widely. Now that I’m out of school and the only obligations where reading is concerned are the review copies that need to be read by a certain date (and even those, I can work around), I can truly read at my own pace. That’s exhilarating. Anyway, last week, I read:
- The Glasswright’s Journeyman – Mindy Klasky
I will probably do a wrap up of this series once I’m done with it. Suffice it to say that I’m enjoying this.
- Seraphina – Rachel Hartman (reread)
This was as fantastic as I remembered.
- Shadow Scale – Rachel Hartman
I didn’t love this as much as I had wished to but I still enjoyed it a whole lot. Review will be up on The Book Wars soon.
- The Humming Room – Ellen Potter (reread)
Just as fantastic the second time around if not more.
- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
This was really really really good. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
This was actually quite fantasy. Smutty but fantastic. Literary porn at its best? Haha. But there is actually relevant discussion about social hierarchies, the body vs. the mind, gender.
- Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
I’m actually enjoying this quite a bit. I don’t know how I feel about it at the moment but I dare say I will like it. Unless something terrible happens.
- Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
I’m 50 pages in and I’m finding it very dry. It’s not the writing as much as the subject.
- The Rabbit Back Literature Society – Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen
I really need to read this. It has been on my reading list too many times. I just need to do it.
- The Princess in the Opal Mask – Jane Lindquist
- The Somnambulist – Essie Fox