Does anyone need some rain? Because we have more than enough around here, and you’re welcome to it. Today is the first sunny day we’ve had for a while, and it will apparently be the last for a while. Le sigh. While the urban living blogs I read are reminding people to get their air conditioners and fans tuned up for the summer, I’m pulling my space heater back out. So it goes.
It occurred to me today that I really haven’t done that much reading this month. I’ve only written down my third completed book for the month when I usually have eight or nine by this point, and I doubt I’ll be able to finish (or even start) the last couple of books on May’s TBR selection. I’m not too disappointed about that, though, as I think I’ve found my gold standard when it comes to historical fiction writers. But more on that in a bit.
This week, I gave up on Sharon Kay Penman’s Falls the Shadow, finished up Conn Iggulden’s The Gates of Rome, and both started and finished Conn Iggulden’s The Wars of the Roses: Stormbird. I also began Brian Greene’s The Fabric of the Cosmos, and downloaded Roseanne Montillo’s The Lady and Her Monsters via the public library.
So I guess I have been doing a lot of reading this week. Just not a lot of finishing.
What’s up for this week? Finishing what I’ve started. Also, figuring out which is the next book in Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses series. Seriously, Publishers, is it that hard to state which order the books go in somewhere in or on the books themselves? I mean, it’s nice that the author’s other works are listed, but there doesn’t seem to be a particular order to their listing. Thank goodness for bookseriesinorder.com, or I wouldn’t know what order anything was in.