Reading Catch Ups

Reading Catch-Up: 29th May – 4th June 2020

Does anyone feels like time temporarily doesn’t exist?

As I was writing the dates for the title of this post, it occurred to me that time means very little lately. When you’re locked inside, most days are the same and the notion of being elsewhere seems like a faraway dream, the concept of time just seems to fade away.

Some days feels like I’m reading in a bubble of endless time that doesn’t pop until I’ve realised I’ve got to be at work in an hour. It’s kind of a reader’s dream!

This week I finished a book I was quite looking forward to: Secrets of Green and Gold which didn’t turn out as I expected. Aside from being a bit disappointed, this book was pretty underwhelming. (You can read yesterday’s review of it here for more details).

As soon as I put down Secrets of Green and Gold, I almost immediately picked up The Necromancer’s Bride by Kat Ross. I know I’m going to have a good time reading this one. After last week’s post on my hesitance to buy paperbacks I contacted Kat Ross through her website to see if I could obtain some signed paperbacks of her Gaslamp Gothic series. Those are definitely worth the risk!

I’m very tempted when I’ve finished The Necromancer’s Bride to keep on reading to the next book in the series A Dead Ringer. But I do have a few indie books in the queue from my inbox so I’ll likely open those up before carrying on with the series.

This last week has been another 7 days of avid reading, writing and learning and I’m ecstatic to know that I can keep up this pace. While I definitely still need to work on how fast I write, I’m getting a solid chunk of work done every day and that’s a good start.

When this pandemic started, the TV and video game consoles had never been used more, but now they barely get turned on. I even started learning a bit of piano the other day under the guidance of my husband – who has been practising religiously for the last three months now. He’s getting good!

The end of this pandemic doesn’t seem very visible, so all we can do is put one foot in front of the other until we’re out the other side. In many ways I’m looking forward to it. In others, I worry whether my productivity will suffer.

Have you tried anything new or made a new schedule during this pandemic? How has it played out for you?

Thanks for reading!

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