Wednesday reading, 18 November 2015

Last book finished: I followed up The Magpie Lord with A Case of Possession by KJ Charles. Apparently I’m in an m/m romance binge mood. This was a great follow-up to the first book. Romance doesn’t have to end with the declaration: this is historical fantasy, so there’s a lot to figure out about how the relationship will work even without magic throwing its oar into the works. I love the getting together portion of a romance–that’s pretty much what I’m there for–but an author who can make me love the what-happened-next part part, too, is to held onto and treasured…and I shall now stop before I veer into creepy territory.

Current read: Still working on Russian History: A Very Short Introduction. That may be my status forever. I’m halfway through Rabid and it’s so good. I know, a book about the history of rabies sounds awful, but it’s not! I promise! Okay, it’s mildly disturbing in places, because rabies is a horrible disease, but it’s also fascinating. This isn’t a dry trot through the epidemiology and an overview of the vaccine discovery. It delves deep into the role rabies has played in social history, literary history, and every other aspect of development, before it gets into the modern scientific stuff. I’m loving it, but it’s definitely not bedtime reading. Trust me on that.

My bedtime read this week is Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawke. Yup, another m/m paranormal romance. I was going to read A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles, until I realised that I hadn’t downloaded it onto my Kindle when I was looking for a new read in my lunch break yesterday. Tragedy and woe &c. That’s been rectified (phew!), but I don’t regret my current choice at all. I may be developing another new favourite author.

Next read: OMG SORCERER TO THE CROWN. Nothing will stop me this time. NOTHING.