Monday, er, Tuesday Epic Insiders! What a “week” Monday has been. It’s me, Charity, filling in for Jenn (who continues to share, below, her reading picks this week). I don’t know about you, but I am crossing fingers for some moments of sunshine today — much needed from the dreary, wet June we’ve been experiencing so far here in the PNW… I love the rain and also, I am ready for ya summer.
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What Are You Reading?
I’m happy to report that I have had better luck with reading this past week, and managed to finish two whole books from start to finish! Well, mostly.
I’m still chipping away at Stolen Focus by Johann Hari; I’ve gotten to the chapters where he’s presenting a lot of controversial research around ADHD, child development, and the impact of environmental chemicals on our brains, and it’s pretty intense stuff. I’m doing a lot of pausing and mulling while I process that part of the book. Pray for me that I manage to finish it before my library hold is up, it’s going to be close!
The first book I finished this week was Storm Echo by Nalini Singh, which is coming out July 26 and is the latest in her long-running Psy-Changeling series, which is also my all-time favorite paranormal romance series. As usual, I love how she manages to blend sci-fi, thriller, and romance and give me so many characters to cheer for (and also, a hefty dose of drama and trauma-recovery!). I’m always telling folks that you don’t have to start from the beginning (we’re on book eleventy-jillion at this point) but you can start with the first book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series, Silver Silence. It’s got a were-bear hero, I’m just saying!
And then I (mostly) read Alaya Dawn Johnson’s incredible story collection, Reconstruction: Stories. It goes to some extremely dark places, and the reason I’m caveat-ing it with “mostly” is because there was a story with a tad too much body horror for my squeamish brain, but it was 100% worth it. You can hear me talk in-depth about it on this week’s coming SFF Yeah! podcast if you’re interested in finding out more!
So that’s me. What are you reading? Click through to add your reading list to the comments!
Well, that’s this week’s short & sweet update. Take care, Epic Insiders, and see ya next time!