It’s still raining.
It’s been three weeks now. I miss the sunshine. Or, well, what I could see of the sunshine through the smog.
On the plus side, rain makes for delightful reading. What is it about rainy days that makes reading so much more mystical-feeling? Whatever it is, it’s working – I’ve been seriously enjoying the books I’m reading lately. Wanna see what’s on my bookshelf these days? Too bad! You can’t. I read almost exclusively on my kindle in this country. I desperately miss libraries and bookstores that stock books in my language, but my kindle has been a true gift from the heavens.
I will, however, tell you what’s on my (digital) bookshelf these days: I just finished The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer. It’s like rock climbing meets epic fantasy, so you know it’s gonna be good. I was sold on page one. 🙂
I’m halfway through The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin and it’s . . . fascinating. Such a different narrative than what I’ve come to expect.
Also reading Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. And let me tell you, if you’ve ever thought it wouldn’t work to have a spaceship as your narrator, well, you’re wrong. Another one that sucked me in on page one (there’s been a lot of that lately – it’s delightful).
Just finished Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland a few days ago. Really great book on writing craft.
And I just downloaded A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd because hello there’s a picture of an ice cream cone on the front of it. And if there’s anything that could beat out the rock-climbing/magic combo, it just might be an ice-cream/magic combo. I’ll let you know which one wins out. 🙂
So while I go curl up and enjoy the rain with one of these, tell me – what are you reading these days? Any good recommendations? I read more than just books with magic in them, I swear. 🙂