Though I cannot work from home due to the nature of my job, I saw this tag completed by Sammie over at The Bookwyrm’s Den and decided to take her up on her open invitation for others to participate. I’d like to thank her for sharing her post, be sure to check out hers as well.
I may not be stuck at home as much as others, but the fact is we can’t really go out and do whatever we wish like the way we used to until the pandemic is over, so it feels an appropriate tag to fill out nonetheless.
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WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I’m currently in the middle of Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett, the 17th novel in the Discworld series. It’s the next book in a very long read-through of the series I’m doing; I’ve been reading every book in release order since the beginning of 2016. All things considered, I suppose I’ve made pretty good progress over the last four and a half years.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE “CAN’T LEAVE THE HOUSE” ACTIVITY?
This would definitely have to be video games. They’re honestly to blame for the fact that I don’t read as many books as I perhaps could: I do virtually no reading during downtime at home. Some of my favourite fictional worlds can be found in video games, though, and it’s a medium I’ve loved engaging with my whole life. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bloodborne, and Destiny 2 are games I’ve been playing a lot of lately.
A BOOK YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO READ FOREVER
Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a book I’ve had my Goodreads to-read list for quite some time that I’ve been especially interested in reading. Sure, it’s among countless others that I’ve been meaning to read forever, but this is the one that always sticks out in my mind. Fortunately, it’s on my yearly to-read list, so hopefully I finally get it done.
AN INTIMIDATING BOOK ON YOUR TBR
For reasons beyond my current understanding, at the beginning of the year I chose to add this book to my yearly to-read list. I’m already anxious that I won’t finish my list again this year (when I was so determined to do so in January), and I feel this will be the book that halts my progress the most. I should’ve gotten it out of the way early, but here we are.
TOP 3 PRIORITY BOOKS ON MY TBR
I may not be able to finish my entire to-read list for the year, but I do have smaller commitments within that list that I’d like to see finished. For one, I’ve committed to one Discworld novel every three months. I’m already in the middle of the third one for this quarter of the year, and Maskerade will the fourth and final for 2020.
I also want to stay on top of reading new Star Wars books, Master & Apprentice and Thrawn: Alliances being the two I’ve committed to for the year. I want to make sure I get them done, so I don’t end up completely buried as more and more of the new books come out.
RECOMMEND A SHORT BOOK
With the Halloween season right around the corner, Coraline would make for especially great short read. If I recall correctly, I read it in a weekend, which is uncommon for me. It’s also a lovely story, touted by Gaiman as the book he’s the most proud of.
RECOMMEND A LONG BOOK
A collection of four novellas, with three of them having been adapted into films (two of them being widely celebrated films), you can’t really go wrong with Stephen King’s Different Seasons. There’s some horror at the fringes of each story, but it stands firmly as an example of how King can write great general fiction.
SOMETHING YOU’D LOVE TO DO WHILE STUCK AT HOME
Honestly, I just wish I could find the motivation to write more. I’ve got a novel I’m occasionally writing details about before I get the prose down, and there are a few short story ideas bouncing around in my head, but I’ve had a lot of trouble getting myself to actually sit down and write creatively. Things have been just a little too troubling, I suppose.
WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON READING NEXT?
This is a history book that has been languishing on my shelf for a long time, so it’s high time I actually got to it. It’ll make for a nice little change of pace before I dive right back into fantasy too, since I have a good many of those on my to-read list and I always feel a little weird about reading them back-to-back for some reason.
I’m going to forgo tagging people directly, but emphatically invite anybody inspired by this tag to write a post of their own. If you do, be sure to share it with me in the comments so I can have a look.
Thank you for reading!