Reading Corner

May Reading Corner

I hit a bit of a trough this month. I at first intended it to redrafting my short stories but, as you may know already, I absolutely hate redrafting. So, I hopped onto Published to Death, where I go to find publishing opportunities, and was seduced into plunging into writing two short stories almost completely cold.

Two weeks in, it was clear I wasn’t going to make those deadlines. I’ve tried polishing them and completed a redraft of one of them but neither of them are at a state I’m happy with. It was a wrench to let them go but I had to face the fact that, at the moment, I am not in the right place to work on them. They’ll just have to wait until I can focus.

Luckily, I got a stroke of inspiration on some additional scenes of my novel. If I can pull it off, it’ll provide an excellent shocking twist.

I’ve also had enough stroke of inspiration with my reading corners too. As you can see, I’ve streamlined my lists and am only providing links to my reviews rather than write any of thoughts. I’ll let my reviews do the talking on that.

Currently reading/listening

  • Temeraire by Naomi Novik – 50%
  • Minion by L.A. Banks – 7%
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – 56%

New Acquaintances

In One Word, they are:


Old Friends (Re-reads)

None! All my books were new ones.


Podcast Total – 76

• Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird – Eric Schwitzgebel

• The Flowering – Soyeon Jeong ❤️

• Social Darwinism – Priya Chand

• Skyscrapers in the Sand – Y M Pang

• In Search of Your Memories – Nina Yu ❤️

• Confessions of a Con Girl – Nick Wolven ❤️

• Tick-Tock – Xia Jia

• The Guitar Hero – Maria Haskins ❤️

• Fury at the Crossroads – Troy L Wiggins ❤️

• Into the Wind – Marie Brennan

• The Court Magician – Sarah Pinsker ❤️

• The Bone Flute Quartet – K. J. Kabza ❤️

• Mister Dog – Alex Jennings

• The Two-Bullet War – Karen Osborne

• A Toy Princess – Mary de Morgan ❤️

Future Meetings

  • I Burn – I want to cool down a bit after a month of novels
  • Monstress Volume 3 – Ditto
  • Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson – It’s been on my shelf for far too long
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman – I didn’t get to reread this before the TV series so I need to make up for lost time

I hope to see you again very soon

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