Apropos to my last post about balancing reading with responsibility, I haven’t blogged here in over a month. My freelance work has been consuming most of my time the last few weeks, though I did have time to sneak in a short camping trip with the family. I’m hoping with school starting in a few weeks, I’ll be able to get into a regular routine with a better balance of work and leisure activities.
I have still had time to read occasionally, so here’s what I’m currently reading:
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon. I’m halfway through the last short story in this collection. It’s been a fun read; I definitely liked some of the stories more than others, but overall I enjoyed getting more into the lives of some of the secondary and tertiary characters from the Outlander universe.
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. This is a slow read for me, but I’m enjoying it! I keep hitting the due date on my library copy and having to wait for my name to get back to the top of the wait list. I may just go ahead and buy a copy so I can finish it sometime this decade.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I picked this up because the topic sounded interesting and it was in the Available Now section of Overdrive for my local library. I’ve never read anything by Gaiman, except Good Omens (his collaboration with Terry Pratchett), which I read last month and LOVED. Despite how much I loved that book, I’m not sure I’ll keep going with Norse Mythology. I’m finding the writing style and prose really distracting. It’s so choppy; it feels like I’m reading a collection of facts in a textbook instead of a story. I can’t decide yet if I want to throw it in the DNF pile. Have you read it? Did you find the prose distracting?
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher. This is Book 8 in the Dresden Files. I am thoroughly enjoying this series, and I’ve liked each book better than the last. This one is off to a good start, so I’m happy about that.
So that’s what I’m reading right now. How about you? What’s the best book you’re reading?