Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What I'm Reading

I've seen this type of update done around the blog-o-verse, especially here, and I thought I'd give it a go myself. Kind of like a journal of my reading for each week or so.

Sometimes I have a problem with sticking to one book. It happens especially after I read a really long book or series and I'm back to square one with something else. I want that feeling again of knowing the characters and the world and that's just not going to happen for a couple 50 pages or so.

While in the process, I start picking up multiple books, and that's the situation I find myself in right now.

Physical Books:
Gears of War: Coalition's End by Karen Traviss -->; 162 pages in out of 443 (Steady progress, but not as quick as I'd like. I'm enjoying it, but not as much action as I expected.)

RuneScape: Betrayal at Falador by T.S. Church -->; 162 pages in out of 497 (I know, random. Not much progress. I was going along fine in this one, but it's not the most exciting. The foreshadowing and setup is way too blatant.)

Demon Squad: Resurrection by Tim Marquitz -->; 50 pages in out of 173 (Not a lot of progress this week, I have the hardest time with ebooks. I can only look at a computer so long after looking at it all day. I'm really enjoying being back with Frank Trigg, just wish I had more time.)

The Fires of Heaven (WoT 5) by Robert Jordan -->; 24 out of 30 CD's in (My 20 minute commute has definitely helped with some good progress. Better than I remember.)

Well, working 45+ hours a week plus studying a couple hours each night for my exam (the MPRE) that's on Friday has pretty much killed my reading the last few weeks. I'm excited to get back on track.

It's funny that I'm reading two game tie-in books and I've never really played either, at least it's been a while since the first Gears of War and that's it.


  1. Looking forward to your opinion on Resurrection. I'll be checking out soon, since my copy will be on its way soon. I can't deal with ebooks myself.

  2. Oh, and I see you were serious about cleaning up the blog. Looks much better, though I get confused now on which blog we're on lol.

  3. Yeah, I need to just bite the bullet and get an ebook reader already. And yes I've been meaning a change for a while, but that is one drawback - no one recognizes it. :D

  4. I think it is always a surprising for people when they change their reading habits from picking up a single book to pick up multiple books because they do not expect that it works.

    When you write about your reading progress your readers know what they can expect in case of reviews. Despite that you and your readers get an excellent overview about your reading progress.
    I found out that I read less than I thought. You get a feeling for how many books you can read within a year.
    AND you can give impressions. I think it is good to know when you write for example: first hundred pages have been quite boring. But it all switched immediately when I passed page 117.

    Enjoy Reading ....

  5. I admit to completely steeling this post from you, Michael. :) Sometimes you actually do have good ideas. :D :D :D :D


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