Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round Up: 12th – 18th March 2020

There’s no such thing as good news when a pandemic is happening, unless that pandemic is coming to a close. So I’ll just call this a silver lining. I work part time in retail so I’m on the front line of this thing, the most likely to get it and the most likely to spread it – so I’m staying inside.

With the number of people I come into contact with, it’s only fair, really. My immune system’s never been better but I can’t speak for the people I meet during work. So, hard as it may be for an introvert with a small library of magical books and a video game she’s been meaning to play for months, I’m going to bite the bullet and stay in my flat until this all blows over.

This has given me a great chance to catch up with all the books that have been sent to me on my computer. Yesterday, I reviewed the first one I’ve gotten round to: Earthbound which was an unusual urban fantasy and a really refreshing story. Now, I’m on to Wake of the Sadico which has someone been sat in my inbox since November.

After the first few chapters, I’m getting some horror vibes and maybe some time-travel suggestions, too. This is quite a slow-burn book so far but I’m hoping for the story to pick up a bit in the next chapter.

This week, I’ve decided to make some changes to my book review policy. I’ve made the decision not to read any fantasy that isn’t somehow related to our modern day world. I want to keep this blog urban fantasy and magic realism focused. Fantasy is enjoyable but it doesn’t quite provide the thrill that urban fantasy does for me.

To say the least, this week has been a real shake-up all round, not just in reading. If the Covid-19 virus has changed your life temporarily, I hope you get the chance to do some things for yourself and embrace your inner introvert. Everyone has one, even if they’re only allowed out to play for ten minutes at a time!

Stay safe and keep reading.

Thanks for reading!

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