A biweekly 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.
- Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film: Gynaehorror by Erin Harrington – $52.31 @ Amazon
- The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides by Aeschylus (Oresteia) – $6.99 @ Amazon
- Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis (Noumena) – $18.99 @ Amazon
- Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch – $17.95 @ Amazon
- A Sky Beyond the Storm by Tabaa Sahir (An Ember in the Ashes) – $18.39 @ Bookshop.org
- Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert by Nicholas Carter – $0.00 @ Amazon Kindle
- Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater (Regency Faerie Tales) – $0.99 @ Amazon Kindle
- Final Fantasy VII The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story by Nojima Kazushige – $11.55 @ Amazon
- The House on Abigail Lane by Kealan Patrick Burke – $2.99 @ Amazon Kindle
- Off Planet by Aileen Erin (Aunare Chronicles) – $0.99 @ Amazon Kindle
- Crier’s War by Nina Varela (Crier’s War) – $1.99 @ Amazon Kindle
Books Finished: 0
Title: The White People
Author: Arthur Machen
Date Added: September 12, 2020
Date Started: December 31, 2020
I thought I’d purchased the full version of Machen’s works The White People and Other Weird Stories, but something seemed off when my Kindle said I was 30% finished and I’d barely gotten through the prologue. Turns out the $0.99 copy was just the one story, and the full volume is around $9.99 on Kindle, which isn’t terrible, but I probably would’ve waited on buying it had I seen that. I may wind up picking up a physical copy since that’s only a few dollars more.
Anyway, the reason I even know about this book is due to T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones, which is based on this, and since I loved that novel, I wanted to read the source.
Title: House of Earth and Blood
Series Title: Crescent City
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Date Added: February 7, 2020
Date Started: December 16, 2020
The more I read this, the more I want the current government to be overthrown. Assholes. All of them assholes. I can’t blame those who are revolting against the establishment. I mean as radical myself, I’d be hypocritical if I did (I’m…not quite an anarchist, but I can see why undeserving vertical hierarchies are questioned).
I think it’s just par for the course that anything I get this into will share themes and symbolism with FFVII. I just did a whole bunch of typing above though, so I’m too tired to get into it, but there’s some Dickhead Dad shenanigans going on. I feel like TV Tropes must have something on it (just not under that name). I’ll have to look for it later.
The two mains have met and their interactions are amazing. I love Enemies to Lovers (…obviously), and though Bryce and Hunt aren’t technically enemies, neither one of them likes the other, and I can’t wait to see what Maas does with that.
Title: Medusa’s Daughters
Editor: Theodora Goss
Date Added: December 20, 2019
Date Started: December 14, 2020
The last story “Bewitched” kind of confused me, though I can’t really expect less from Edith Wharton, author of The House of Mirth (which I really need to reread). I’ll have to look it up then feel silly when it’s obvious.
Title: Norse Myths That Inspired Final Fantasy VII
Author: M. J. Gallagher
Date Added: October 26, 2020
Date Started: December 8, 2020
I can’t continue reading this for reasons I outlined in the last post, but I’m going to replace it with another Final Fantasy VII novel. Once I do that, I’ll officially put this on hold.
Major haul in the books purchased department, right? I didn’t spend that much money since I had an Amazon gift card, so I was finally able to get that Women, Monstrosity and Horror Films book I’ve been after for over a year. Definitely the most expensive at approximately $50. The Kindles I picked up were super cheap to balance it out though, and two of them I’m reading immediately after I finish Medusa’s Daughters.
I was trying to find another library book, but I really wanted an eBook, and nothing on my list was available for that. I’ll have to convince my husband to pick up the next one for me again hehe. I’m still sans car, which is something I have to remember since I don’t go anywhere. Hopefully we’ll jump it this weekend and get that sorted.
I increased my reading challenge to 25 books since I managed to read 23 in 2020. Are you doing one this year? If so are you increasing, decreasing, or keeping the number the same?