The State of the Reader: 6/20/18

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weekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list.  Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me!  I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.

Books Purchased: 4

Books Finished: 2

Title: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2
Series Title: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Author: Akira Himekawa
Date Added: August 5, 2017
Date Started: June 1, 2018
Date Finished: June 14, 2018
Reading Duration: 13 days

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2 coverMedia: Paperback

I really like this novelization of the game.  I’ll be looking for the next installment.

Title: The King of Elfland’s Daughter
Author: Lord Dunsany
Date Added: June 16, 2016
Date Started: May 16, 2018
Date Finished: June 15, 2018
Reading Duration: 30 days

The King of Elfland's Daughter coverMedia: eBook/Kindle

This was dry, but strangely interesting enough to finish.  The pace was plodding with particular lines repeated over and over and over again, yet you’re drawn into wondering how it will end.  It’s definitely a “be careful what you wish for” story.

Currently Reading

Title: Peddling Doomsday
Author: Petra Jacob
Date Added: June 6, 2018
Date Started: June 18, 2018

Peddling DoomsdaycoverMedia: eBook/Kindle
Progress: 11%

The second book by one of my favorite indie authors.  We all think there’s no way in hell we’d fall into a cult, but it can be so easy to be swept up into things especially when you’re unhappy…which many of us are.

Title: Alex + Ada, Vol. 1
Series: Alex + Ada
Author: Jonathan Luna
Artist: Sarah Vaughn
Date Added: October 28, 2016
Date Started: June 17, 2018

Alex + Ada coverMedia: Paperback (Library)
Progress: 40%

The story starts a year after an AI uprising killed over 30 people when the technology became self aware for the first time.  It’s now under control and the main character uses some implant in order to think commands and machines respond.  Despite utilizing this type of tech, Alex has no interest in the robot on the front cover with him and is quite annoyed when Ada shows up at his house.  I just finished Chapter 2, and things are about to get very interesting.

Title: Fool Moon
Series Title: The Dresden Files
Author: Jim Butcher
Date Added: January 17, 2013
Date Started: May 26, 2018

Fool Moon coverMedia: Paperback
Progress: 77%

Harry annoys me so goddamn much.  Omfg, I’m so sick of the “Only I can save the world.  No one else can come with me, because I have to keep everyone safe and be the white knight even though I just got my ass kicked and will probably die in the attempt without saving anyone.”  It just irritates me, because what they’re up against needs as many people as possible, plus he’s not the only one that has a stake in it.  He refused to give his friend Murphy the information she needed to do her job as police lieutenant, and his refusal to give another friend information got her killed.  I’m just over his self-righteousness, and if it wasn’t for the fact that friends have told me the series gets better, I’d call it quits.  I think because I read the first one years ago, I didn’t care as much about his benevolent sexism/white knight nonsense.  I usually read a few chapters a session, but tonight I could barely stomach one.  I’m really close to the end, though, and I want to see how it all wraps up.

Title: Dune
Series Title: Dune Chronicles
Author: Frank Herbert
Date Added: September 4, 2013
Date Started: March 6, 2018

The cover of Dune by Frank HerbertMedia: Paperback
Progress: 70%

I can see how Martin (ASOIAF) utilized similar political intrigue in his novels.  it’s a bit clearer what’s going on in Dune, but there’s still a question of whose schemes will come to fruition.

I’m still two books behind, but I’m hoping to catch up with the Alex + Ada series.  Graphic novels are quick reads, usually no more than two sessions (which I actually draw out), so I’m hopeful I can catch up.

Too sleepy to scrounge up cat pictures this week, but rest assured, they’re still adorable.  Garnet stretches her front paws in the air when she yawns, and I nearly died when I saw it.  I wish I could catch it on camera.  If I ever do, best believe I’ll share it with you.

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9 thoughts on “The State of the Reader: 6/20/18

  1. Pingback: The State of the Reader: 6/6/18 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. Oh man, I can’t wait for you to read book 3 of the Dresden Files. I just went back and read my review to refresh my memory and it was definitely my least favorite in the series so far. So much so, I haven’t run off to read the fourth even though it’s on my shelf.

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    • I’m waiting until I finish the one book I’m reading before I start it! Although I kind of wish I could just throw it against a wall and be done with it. I’m so close to the end though so I want to at least get my time worth.


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