Sunday Sum-Up

I am sick. Again.

It’s not often that I want to go back to January, especially since this past January was so cold and snowy, but at least I was healthy for the whole month. So far, I’ve been sick in February, March, and now April. Previous to that, I hadn’t been sick since August of 2016. I blame the weather. I haven’t been able to go out for a good walk, or open my windows to give my apartment a good airing out. Hopefully this week will change that. The weather service is predicting warmer temperatures. Finally.

*sighs* On the bright side, The Shape of Water came in for me at the library, so I’ll be curling up on the couch to watch it later today, assuming I don’t fall asleep.

Since I’ve been sick since Tuesday, I haven’t gotten as much reading done as I wanted to. I also didn’t read the books I’d planned to. I blame the cold. By the time I get to the end of the day and can read I’ve been so tired that I’m just not up for a challenge. Since I’m suddenly back in love with series, I dove back into Anne McCaffery’s Pern books, which I haven’t read since high school.

It’s been interesting. On one hand, I don’t remember a lot of the plot points and details, but there are other things that have stuck with me through the years

 

I only finished one book this week, and it wasn’t any of the books I planed to read last Sunday:

  1. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffery

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I’m currently reading four books:

  1. The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar
  2. Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
  3. Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffery
  4. The White Dragon by Anne McCaffery

 

Thanks to my cold, it’s been a pretty quiet week here. No new podcasts, no new shows I’ve started watching..  I guess I did get through the audiobook version of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cryoburn, and I’m pleased to report that the story is much smoother than my reading of the physical copy made me think it was (stupid constant interruptions ruining a proper reading experience…). I’ll try to review both Cryoburn and the last book in the series, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen later this week. I’m also going to try to review Anne McCaffery’s Dragonflight this week, too.

This weeks few posts included:

  1. Goodreads Monday: Smoke in the Sun
  2. Fantasy Book Series: A Personal History

A quiet week overall. I can’t wait until I get healthy again. For now, I’m off to take some more cold meds and get a nap.

Have a healthy week, everyone!

6 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

    • I know! I’m so sick of being sick….

      Hm… You could read the Pern books in order of publication, and so read Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon, which was the first trilogy. Or, you could read it chronologically, and start with Dragonsdawn. I’d probably start with Dragonflight first, though.

      • Don’t worry too much about it! Like a lot of other very worthy books, the hype around new releases tends to drown out the older titles, no matter how incredible these older ones are.

        Side benefit: if you’re looking for a series to read, but are sick of waiting around for the next volume to come out, the Pern books are complete! And McCaffery wrote a couple of other series, so there’s a lot out there if you end up loving her writing.

      • Dragonflight was a pretty quick read, I found.

        The Pern books are complete mostly because Anne McCaffery passed away in 2011. She wrote the last few books with her son, Todd, and it looks as though he has declined to continue writing Pern books ad infinitum (the way Brian Herbert has done with Frank Herbert’s Dune universe).

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