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Reading Check-In: March 5, 2022

It’s been a while since I talked about my reading. I’ve been reading and writing A LOT. Not to mention job hunting and a cold have impacted my reading a bit, but I managed to get some of it done. As I continue to balance everything as the seasons start to change, here is a quick update to what I’ve been reading and hope to start reading soon.

What have you finished reading recently?

Finally, I got to read this series thanks to a Buddy Read! I’ve had the 1st 2 books in my possession for years, but never got a chance to read them until now. The 3rd book (and a short story that occurs BEFORE this book) were released recently. This books sees the protagonist and her friends as adolescents who have to save the world again. I hope this is NOT the last book in The Nsibidi Scripts series because I enjoyed it TOO MUCH!

I hope this doesn’t become a pattern in which I keep repeating where each book in this series gets read in the year AFTER its release. This is the 2nd book in a 4-book series, which is based on the Middlegame series by Seanan McGuire (a.k.a. A. Deborah Baker). After finishing this book, I’m even more excited to read Seasonal Fears! And, I hope to read the 3rd book in this series BEFORE the end of this year!

This was the audiobook I listened to and completed. The 2nd book in The Burning Series is just as action-packed and fast-paced as the 1st book in the series. And, while we have to wait until 2023 to receive the next book (titled, The Lord of Demons), I, like everyone else, already know the stakes are going to be much higher for the characters and more fight sequences will ensue.

What are you currently reading?

I’m devouring this book as it’s the last book in A Chorus of Dragons. Yes, ALL of the characters from ALL of the previous books appear in this one, so I recommend you reacquaint yourselves with ALL of them before you read this book. That being said, I’m anxious to learn how this series will end.

My current audiobook is the 2nd book in The Drowning Empire Trilogy, and it’s so good so far! All of the conflicts and the character storylines carryover into this book and everything pieces itself slowly as you believe you know where the author is going with her narrative.

What will you read next?

If you haven’t read Black Sun yet, then I recommend you do so because its sequel comes out next month. For those of you who have, then I’m sure you’re just as curious as I am to learn where the series picks up from after THAT ending in the 1st book!

As many of you know, I’m obsessed with a book titled, Vita Nostra, and Middlegame is very similar to it. The companion novel, Seasonal Fears, is supposed to tie in some of the plot holes left behind by the 1st book. I haven’t started this book yet, but based on what I know from this series (including The Up-and-Under), I have some theories about where the series could lead to (and I’m probably wrong about as well).

I’ve been reading Holly Black’s books since her debut, Tithe, was released. I’m excited to read her debut adult novel. I wonder whether or not this series is “connected” to any of her previous ones.

This will be my next audiobook. This is a collection of short stories based on The Daevabad Trilogy. And, while a print edition was announced, it was supposed to be only an audiobook; plus, the audiobook came out before the print edition, so I’ll be listening to it first. Yes, I plan on buying the print edition, too!

What are you currently watching?

I took the plunge into The Witcher, and I’m LOVING IT!!! This doesn’t mean I’ll be reading the books anytime soon, but I can see why the series (in all formats) are so popular!

SCKA 2022

The Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022 is underway! The other judges and I are reading through the nominees. This is the preliminary round so we’re reading so we all know about each book so we can make our votes on an equal playing field. And, there are A LOT of nominees to read through. This is experience provides excellent insight into what I believe is the process for other literary awards. You can’t just nominate and vote based on your preferences. Besides, it gives us a chance to read books we wouldn’t have otherwise and to read books we missed out on for any number of reasons.

What have you been reading?

2 thoughts on “Reading Check-In: March 5, 2022

  1. I am so excited for Seasonal Fears, I read about 20 pages and then had to put it down because I was just buzzing and couldn’t really process what I was reading, haha. But it was a promising start!!

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