It’s May! And absolutely goooorgeous out here. I hope you have an equally lovely day, wherever you may be 🙂
Now I haven’t posted a WWW (or anything else, for that matter) for a few weeks. Real life sort of took over. Nothing bad, just busy and higher priority than blogging. C’est la vie. Anyway, here I am again.
The WWW Wednesdays meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?
- Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb – the 3rd book in the Farseer trilogy. I’ve barely started it, so not many thoughts on it yet, but I’m looking forward to finding out how the story wraps up.
- The Spirit Lens by Carol Berg – basically a medieval spy thriller, set in a fantasy land. Yeah pretty much as great as it sounds. That said, I had a couple problems with the characterization, one of which is that I felt Ilario’s character was way too over the top for the first couple chapters. The other one is suuuuper spoilery so I’ll leave it be. Overall, though, I very much enjoyed this–the first novel I’ve read of Carol Berg’s, though I’ve read her in an anthology before–and look forward to the couple other books of hers I have.
- Enchanted No More by Robin D Owens – very much enjoyed this, the first Mystic Circle book. Looking forward to reading the second.
- A Mapmaker’s Dream by James Cowan – if this had been a full-length novel, I doubt I’d have finished it. As it was, towards the end it was fairly interesting, existentialist philosophy, but overall not a winner for me.
plan to read next
I imagine Assassin’s Quest will take me a while to read (still have over 700 pages to go :P) so I think I’ll read some poetry or other short works interspersed with it. Break things up a bit. I have a Thomas Hardy and a Robbie Burns collection that I haven’t gotten to yet, so maybe one of those, or there’s still my Complete Works of Shakespeare to tackle… Oh, or Dante’s The Inferno (in translation). We’ll see.