Things were quiet here on the blog and on the reading front last week due to the curse of the computer worker, a horrible neck & back pain. So this week I mostly stayed standing up and tried to do something that involved moving around.
I am currently reading
Shades of Milk and Honey is a fantasy book set in Regency England. I read the first chapter yesterday and it was really charming. In Austenish fashion there is a family with two daughters who must be married off since they can’t inherit. What makes this fantasy is the existence of magic in the world – the manipulation of glamour is an essential skill for a lady.
I’m still reading this sci-fi book about a master thief as part of my Science Fiction Challenge. I made no progress last week due to the above mentioned back & neck pain.
Last week I read
Last Monday I finished Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second Hunger games book, which I really enjoyed. After that I didn’t get any reading done until the weekend, when I was feeling better and could sit down for short periods of time and finish a couple of graphic novels.
Runaways vol.4: True Believers by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona and Craig Yeung, is a super hero comic set in the Marvel Universe. I thought I was reading the first volume due to weird issue numbering, but it was the start of a new story arc and the character’s were properly introduced, so I wasn’t confused.
B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs 1 by Mike Mignola et al, takes place in the Hellboy universe and focuses on the other characters in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. I enjoyed it even though I haven’t read any Hellboy GNs before.
“It’s Monday, what are you reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.