Monday, February 29, 2016
A Leap Day 'What Are You Reading?'
What am I reading now? Currently reading 3 different books...I know, craziness. I've been trying to avoid multiple books at the same time lately, because it fries my brain and usually ends up making me dislike at least one of the books because I'm not paying it enough proper attention. But sometimes you just can't stop yourself. The three I'm currently immersed in:
1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: Been on my TBR for YEARS, been listening to many many friends telling me how I need to read it for YEARS, and have been avoiding it...for yes, years. I've heard great things, but the books in this series are so long, it felt like a giant commitment to start. Not sure what finally pushed me to go for it, but I'm easing into them. I'm about 150 pages in and have to be honest--I don't see the hype yet, but it's still very early on. I enjoy historical fiction but I'm not a big fan of romance, so I could see this going either way for me. I'll push on and let you know what I think at the end.
2. The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer: Just started this for a TLC book tour. A mystery/thriller involving a mom and her missing daughter sounds like a good match for me! Too early to give much of a reaction, but you'll have a full review in a couple weeks.
3. The Walking Dead: Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman: I've mentioned here a few times that I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Walking Dead (TV show). I knew about the comics and always meant to pick them up, but just never got around to it. I finally put the first compendium (collection of the first 48 issues) on hold at the library and picked it up this week. I'll admit that I was likely pushed into this by my curiosity over Negan, who is being introduced to the show soon and all the comics fans are FREAKING THE FRICK OUT over. Plus, I'm just really excited to see the differences between comic and TV!
Up next? After all that reading, I've got a couple books from the library that I'm hoping to get to: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johnscock, and The Vacationers by Emma Straub. If I like Outlander, I'd like to try the second book in the series (Dragonfly in Amber). And I also have another TLC tour for the end of March, All Stories are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer.
The reading is GOOD right now, people! What are you reading this week?