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Damn You, Father Time

I have far too many things demanding my time. Which is to say, no time to read this past week, and that made me a little cranky. It’s always a matter of choices, but sometimes it is the way it is. Let me break it down.

Mandatory overtime at work. Journey concert. Working on my novel and a short story. Bi-weekly Pathfinder game. Add in a little sleep, and that pretty much takes up all the time.

The work and the sleep are unfortunate necessities. The concert and the gaming were fun, but pre-planned, so there was no rearrangingĀ  them in favor of reading. And the writing is sort of both–fun, because I love it, and necessary, because one of these days it’ll replace the day job. One quest temporarily overshadowing another, I suppose.

BUT. I need to pick a new book to read for the coming days. I can’t decide if I want to make it a romance, or read something else before I pick up another one. I have just shy of 100 books on my amazon wishlist, and that doesn’t count the hundreds I’ve already got on my physical shelves that I haven’t read. Here are the ones I’ve picked for the top of my TBR list (which is constantly shifting), broken down by genre:

Young Adult – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

  • Intriguing concept and good reviews. I don’t own this yet, but that’s why I love ebooks. Instant gratification!

Fantasy – The Weight of Blood by David Dalglish

  • My eyes were drawn to this series because of the gorgeous cover art. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a straight up epic fantasy…plus, book 1 is free, which makes it very tempting!

Romance – Just Desserts by Barbara Bretton

  • One of my random Goodwill picks. I decided I want to read a contemporary before I jump back into historical land, even though I liked the last one.

Non-Fiction – Paranormal State: My Journey into the Unknown by Ryan Buell and Stefan Petrucha

  • I’ve watched every bit of this show (on Netflix), and while I don’t love it, I do enjoy it. I’m curious to read a bit deeper into things.

Short Stories – Once Upon a Beanstalk by Kate Ellison

  • Fairy tale characters, a 99 cent price tag, and a sample that drew me right in. Looks very fun, and some short stories might be good for working into my busy schedule.

Hmm, so what’ll it be? I’ll think on it while I finish my chores.

Tonight, there will be reading!