Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round Up: 26th March – 1st April 2020

I’m coming to the end of my 7 day isolation period and in some ways, it’s a shame. What’s not to love about holing yourself up at home for a week to help stop the spread of an evil virus? There’s been lots of time to read and write and get my life together and actually, it’s been pretty productive.

Just in case you’re worried, it’s only a 7 day isolation period because I am 99% sure that the illness I have isn’t COVID-19. A mild cough, some sneezes, laryngitis and swollen glands did have me a little worried in the beginning but the symptoms have dissipated pretty quickly. After a week in solitude, hopefully I will have stopped the spread of whatever I have. Even if it’s not the big, bad virus, it’s not a good time to have a weakened immune system.

For once, I’ve actually done what I said I’d do and read loads this week. I’m neck deep in a book called Last Memoria which was sent to my inbox a few months ago. It’s the last fantasy I’ll read for a while because the book review policy has recently changed. For the foreseeable future, I’m only planning to read urban fantasy, paranormal romance or magic realism (this also includes historical urban fantasy).

It’s not that I don’t enjoy fantasy but the fantasy reads tend to be a bit more hit-or-miss in the indie world. I’ve had a good run of books in the last few months and I want to keep it going and it’s easier to do that without straight-up fantasy. One day I’ll get back to reading it but for now, it’s time to narrow down the criteria.

I don’t know about you, but my e-reader is absolutely full right now. Generous authors giving away their books during the lock-down have given us many gifts and I won’t be running out of reading material for many months. Exciting doesn’t even begin to describe it! There’s not better feeling than having a towering TBR list.

Still, it’s been a great week of reading and writing even if it is over now. An introvert’s dream is to be able to stay at home to read all day but it’ll be nice to finally get out of the house. Vitamin D is in short supply and I need to tan a little bit. I look like a tall glass of milk. Here’s to a sunny week that we can admire from our windows!

Thanks for reading!

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