My week has not been great so far. I am currently at home in quarantine awaiting the results of a COVID test from one of my close contacts. If they test positive I will have to do the full quarantine and get myself tested as well. Besides, they are sort of literally breaking the apartment down around me (they are renovating the outside and this week of all weeks they are replacing windows. Timing’s great). So, my concentration has been lacking for the last couple of days. Let’s take a short look at what I did manage to read next week. WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme which is currently hosted by Taking On A World Of Books. Its idea is very simple, answer the three following questions:
This week the nine books I was reading last week, went down to a slightly more acceptable seven. I am enjoying Frankenstein so far, I am about halfway and it is a very atmospheric read. As a companion I am reading Mary, the adventure of Mary Shelley’s great, great, great, great, great granddaughter – a graphic novel I picked up from Netgalley. False Value is also still going strong, with all the AI talk it is also a very timely read.
Still managed to finish five books, although that was all when I was still on holidays. I spent the last three days finishing the last 20 minutes of Desdemona and the Deep, when my concentration entirely left me – the book is not to blame. The cover was so autumn-y that I thought it was a good idea to read it now.
I also read Drowned Country – I really enjoyed Silver in the Wood when I read it this summer, and this is the sequel that was recently published. It was also a very atmospheric read, and a nice duology that I enjoyed reading.
I finished Darius the Great is Not Okay, which was surprisingly touching, as well as Vol.6 of Lady Mechanika, a comics series that I have been enjoying for the past couple of years. Finally I finished listening to These Vengeful Hearts, and while it took some time for me to get into the listening aspect of the audiobook, once I was hooked I finished it quickly.
At this point I can’t really say much about this. I hope I will find my focus in the next couple of days and that I will also get some of my reading mojo back. But first *fingers crossed* for some negative tests.
How was your reading week? Read anything you would recommend? Let me know in the comments!