What I'm Reading Wednesday

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:51 am
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Removing myself from LJ is something that it's becoming more and more clear to me is going to happen sooner rather than later. It's all beginning to feel a bit dragged out and in a weird sort of limbo, and I think it's time to start thinking about actually cutting the cord. Therefore, this is going to be my last cross-post and you may find me at Dreamwidth HERE. (Husband, yes you should, if you want to keep lurking.)

So, I have finished the Silly Marilly-on! Hooray! It only took about 2½ months, I think. Granted I was reading other things as well, but still. I'm glad I finally made it through that thing. I'm a bit Tolkien-ed out at the moment, though, but I want to see if I can get more or his LotR-verse stuff later on. Though not now. Later. Much later.

Last time I was uncertain about which direction I should proceed in, but [personal profile] just_ann_now tipped me over the edge by rooting for Shadows of the Apt (somewhat predictably), so Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky it is. Just over a 100 pages in at the moment. Without giving anything away, because I've read about half of this series before, I'm having a little problem with one of the characters, knowing what I know is going to happen to them later on. There are all sorts of foreboding little signs already in the first few chapters. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it, I don't know, but somehow on some level I sort of start thinking they always sort of knew they might be heading in that direction. Vague enough for you? I think [personal profile] just_ann_now might be able to guess which character I'm thinking about here.

What I'm Reading Wednesday

Apr. 19th, 2017 02:46 pm
moreteadk: A pile of opened books (Books)
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I've decided to come partially out of complete friends-lock (on DW. Not on LJ). Well, not totally. A lot, if not most, will still be locked because I don't feel comfortable otherwise. But stuff like this? I'm going to give it a shot and see what I think.

And it's easy with this one because I am incredibly still reading the Silly-Marilly-on! It's like the never ending book. Not to say I'm not liking it, because I am, it's just difficult stuff. For a while I felt like I was turning page after page but never actually making any progress. It helped a lot when I had a closer look at not just how many pages were left, but how many pages were left without counting the enormous appendix. I'm actually getting quite close to the end!

I'm dithering about what to read when I finish it. I'm definitely not starting up anything else before I do, because that way it'll be another month before I'm through. But for afterwards, I'm not sure what I want. Main candidates is a re-read of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series and the next book in the 44 Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith... Very different sorts of books, I'm sure you'll agree. Perhaps it'll be clearer to me when it's actually time to choose.

In other news; bowl of steaming hot water + sprinkle of mint + tea towel = sweet but all too temporary relief. Yup, got me a second round of sniffles here. (And it was so not my turn!)

Finally, a reminder that I'm still gradually removing myself from LJ. This means that I'm adding as many of you as I can find on DW, and deleting those of you from LJ who are cross-posting or have completely moved too. I'm sorry if you would have preferred to stay friended on LJ instead, but it's the easiest way for me to keep track and besides, eventually it might come to the same thing anyway when I finally decide to close down my LJ completely. So nothing at all personal there. :) (It's becoming more and more clear to me that I will definitely end up doing so. I just don't know when. It will happen when I'm ready and right now I'm not ready.)


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