Friday, April 15, 2011

Taking the Evening and Reading...

I haven't read very much in April so far, so I have decided that is what I will be doing this evening. I also am doing laundry, so it is not like I am entirely wasting time, right?

The Reading Plans:

- I need to read at least 2 stories in The Dragon Book edited by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois. This was a review copy and I did start it when I received it, but I have to be in the right mood for short stories. Since I have all ready finished two for the Once Upon a Time Challenge, I am hoping to finish this one, The Very Best of Charles de Lint, and maybe Wizards edited by the same two people. By the end of the weekend, it would be nice if I have read 6 short stories.
- I would really like to read the latest Fables.
- Then, I decided to read two books for the non-fiction quest offered as a part of Once Upon a Time. I have been reading The Return of the Shadow, a look at the writing process of The Lord of the Rings, for quite a while now. I would like to finish it by the end of the month so I can work another book in for May and June.
- Then, because of my fantasy infatuation lately, I have stalled on Troublesome Young Men by Lynne Olson. This is another book I would like to finish before the end of the month. Mainly because if I don't finish soon, I am going to forget the beginning by the time I get to the end at the rate I am going!
- I also have buddy reads going on. One is to read Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones. I should be done this by now because it is rather short, but I am only on page 93...
-Lastly, I am in the midst of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It would be wonderful if I could finish this book by Monday. I am loving it so far, but there are just so many other books I want to be reading...

That's what I WANT to read. What I will actually get read is hard to say... I normally do not have so many books on the go at the same time, but I have been having some issues lately. It is mainly because I have so many books that I want to read and there are simply not enough hours in the day to get to them all!

What are your reading plans for tonight and the rest of the weekend?


  1. I'll be finishing up my Kindle freebie, Wings by Aprilynne Pike and then (taxes permitting) have to pick one from the four new books for Once Upon a Time, The Secret History of Moscow by Ekarterina Sedia is currently the front runner.

  2. Isn't A Discovery of Witches delicious? I loved it. :) I'll be reading from Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, Violets of March by Sarah Jio, and Evenfall (can't remember the author's name off-hand) this weekend. And probably more of Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos on audio. Have a great weekend, Kelly!

  3. Sounds like you've got a plan going on. Last night I started to read a book on my Kindle that was just for me!! I love being (mostly) caught up with my review books!!

  4. WOW, that is a lot of books to get through! I am a little less than halfway through Firebrand now, and I think it gets much better after the first 100 pages or so, but still not LOVING it. If you have too much on your plate right now, let me know :)

  5. I can't wait to find out how well you did with your reading plans!! You and I HAVE to discuss the latest Fables! I read it and loved.

  6. *Kim: Wings was okay, but I have never been compelled to read on in the series...

    *Carrie: Yes! I wish I could find time to read it. I only got like 20 pages read last night and I hadn't picked it up in a few days...

    *Staci: Yeah, my reading night didn't quite work out as planned. Glad you are caught up on your review books!

    *Aarti: I keep starting books and then stalling on them. I just would like to start fresh in May...

    *Vasilly: I LOVED the new Fables, too! That's one of the plans I set I actually accomplished!

  7. I've got three books on the go right now for the same reasons that you mentioned. I just want to read every book that I see right now! Hope that you get the chance to get some quality reading in :)

  8. Ha! Yes, I totally get that "too many books, not enough time" feeling. Hope you were able to have a productive evening! And just think of laundry as a nice eye break? ;) I'll be doing the same today.

  9. *samantha: I know! There are just so many possibilities that it is a bit overwhelming!!

    *Trish: Well, I did finish the laundry at least, but my reading plans didn't work out quite as I expected!


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