What I’m reading… too many books!

Written By: Kellie - Apr• 05•11

So, I got a couple books that I had ordered online today. I opened the package (it’s like Christmas) and settled in to start reading about the wives of Henry the VIII. That’s when I realized how many books I have on the go right now. It’s getting to be a bit much, so once I finish this I’m going to sit down and do some reading.

Most of these right now are part of the reading challenge I set for myself this year which is a list of 42 books. Some are specific titles, others are more genre based. I’m making some good progress so far (how is it April already btw?)! Anyways, here’s what I’m currently working on.

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett- I love Douglas Adams and these books have always been heralded as ‘the Douglas Adams of Fantasy’ so I wanted to give them a try. Unfortunately the first book is also supposed to be one of the weakest of the bunch, but I’m a stickler for reading a series in chronological order even if I don’t need to. I’ve read one of the four chapters and have a feeling this one is going to take me awhile.

Discord’s Apple by Carrie Vaughn- A stand alone by one of my favorite authors that I kept meaning to pick up. We were down to one hard cover copy left at work (we can borrow one title at a time and it’s better to borrow hard cover since you’re less likely to ruin it and have to buy the book) so I seized the opportunity. I like it so far and that’s what I’m going to read once I finish with this post.

Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling- Now THIS is taking forever. Like four months. I’m reading it in tiny chunks and only when I have to. It’s not awful but there is just not enough conflict. It’s about the creation of a post-apocalyptic society, and that part is really interesting but there just isn’t enough to hold me. I’m pretty close to being finished though so I’m just going to get through it and not pick up the next book in the series.

I’m also a chronic bath reader and since I can’t risk Discord’s Apple to the tub I’ve also started Balefire #1 and Thorn Queen (a reread so I can read the next in the series, which I love). Soooo, that’s 5. At least two too many. So what I am NOT reading is a book about the wives of Henry the 8th. It can wait.

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  1. EEV says:

    Yay, lots of books!

    I am also on a crusade to read those “50 books you should read before you die” (if I don’t read them will I be immortal? LOL).
    I have to say, many of them are just plain boring, but I’ll do it. Those books you’re reading, I never read any of them, but I’m curious about “The colour of Magic”.
    Have a nice reading!
    – EEV

    • Kellie says:

      I’m aiming for one of those must read type books a year. This year it’s the Iliad, one I’ve always wanted to read.

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