Anyway, what am I reading right now?
I've 50 pages left of our own James Moore's SEVEN FORGES. I'm totally #TeamSwech btw, so I'm very happy she's earned the cover of the third book in this series.
THE COMPLETE FIRST EDITION of THE ORIGINAL FOLK & FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM -- My excitement for this book is boundless. Why? These are the stories as first transcribed by the brothers Grimm, before they (Wilhelm in particular) heavily edited the tales to align with their Christian mores. Comparing the stories I grew up with versus these original tellings is amazing, edifying, and heartbreaking.
I've just started Gail Z. Martin's THE SUMMONER: Book 1 of the Chronicles of the Necromancer. I haven't read enough to have an opinion of it yet. The good news is: I'm past the third chapter and I want to keep reading it. That is HUGE for me.
Second Confession: I am a complete bitch as a reader. Certain styles of storytelling are like Emergency Broadcast Signals urging me to flee, and flee I do...leaving the book in a donation bin. Let's just say the Goodwill guy recognizes me.
|TBR Shelves: The Least Traumatizing|
Now, my TBR pile. ~cringe~ The stuff on my kindle and the stuff on bookshelves. I've taken a photo of only one of the TBR bookshelves. Admittedly, the top shelf there contains some of my resource books which have been read and concept notebooks. There are quite a few books I've started but haven't finished -- I don't hate the style; I simply haven't been compelled to resume reading. I've everything from hysterical romances to erotica; from urban fantasies to epic and grimdark fantasies. Historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and a seemingly endless supply of classics bestowed unto me by both my grandmothers are in another room. My kindle (and cloud) functions as the holder of the Available Only in eBook stories of friends and as the Great Audition Hall for series I think I might like. If it turns out I like them, I'll buy the paperback. Yes. I'm one of those readers who loves the whisper of the turning page and the ink on my thumbs.
So, by year's end I want to have put a big dent in those piles. Of course, by year's end, I need to have finished the two books I'm writing as well.