Mar. 6th, 2013

topaz119: (somanybooks)
It was 70 yesterday and it's snowing today. So weird, y'all.

What I'm Reading Now
Oh, I'm all over the place this week. Part of the reason is that it's been a hot-bath-to-destress week, which means I'm not reading electronically for an hour or so every night, and part is just that I'm scattered. So, I've got all these going:
  • To Marry A Prince (Sophie Page) because I'm apparently a glutton for punishment after last week's royal-with-commoner debacle but this one is (so far) much, MUCH better. (Given that I should have stopped reading last week's in the first 10 pages, I realize this isn't saying much, but I'm 100 pages in and I'm still good.) Aside from not having the secret prince thing drag out for long (and for giving a reasonable explanation without info-dumping as to why she doesn't recognize him), I think I'm having the most fun with how Page kind of re-wrote history to come up with a different royal family.
  • Grave Mercy (Robin LaFever) -- This is still here because I can't quite find a solid block of time reliably enough to get into the culture of the time. So I keep having to flip back and forth and reorient myself and it is very slow going.
  • The Dark Enquiry (Deanna Raybourn) - My mother is fussing at me to get through this one (the latest Lady Julia/Brisbane Victorian murder mystery) as she wants someone to talk about it with so I added this to the mix. (Given that the last time she fussed at me to catch up with her in the pop culture department was That Thing That Happened halfway through the last season of Downton, I'm a little worried.) So far, I'm enjoying being back in London, but that's about all I can say.
  • Shards of Honor (Lois McMaster Bujold) - I have no idea how I've not managed to read any of the Vorkosigan Saga yet, especially since Oldest can practically quote them from beginning to end, but there you are. He was home this weekend while I was wandering around looking for an actual book to read during the extended bubble bath sessions; he shoved this at me and told me I'd love Cordelia and I think he's right.

    What I Just Finished
    The Art of Possibility (Zander and Zander) - I found this kind of inspiring, even if it doesn't particularly break new ground. It's … I don't know, maybe it's that it feels very personal? It's not some hugely complicated system and it's not woo-woo oh-my-feeeeels, but it talks about creativity and removing blocks which are things that we deal with in our house a lot, especially given some of our more challenging emotional issues. I actually started re-reading it as soon as I finished, so it could go in the first section, too.

    What I'm Reading Next
    ::points up::
    I am not starting anything new. I am not starting anything new. I am not starting…
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