2 days back in school and my son was out the rest of the week with a stomach bug. Puking Pastilles. As bad as it was, it could’ve been worse so for that I’m thankful. He’s back to his normal adorable, annoying self so it’s all good.
I got a lot read this week though mainly because I got a cold Monday morning and felt downright awful so I wrapped myself in a comforter, snuggled down into my recliner, and listened to Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin.
Off topic, my dad recently pointed out that his name is GRR Martin. I laughed because of how true it was. I’m now finishing Season 4 of Game of Thrones and he just killed one of my favorite characters. Right before I went to bed. Sucked. Seriously.
Grr Martin. Grr.
That man is evil.
So with my week off from doing anything remotely useful in the way of writing, I managed to make a lot of headway in my reading.
- Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies (Book 3 of The Guardians series by William Joyce)
- The Sandman and the War of Dreams (Book 4 of The Guardians series by William Joyce)
- The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (by GRR Martin)
- A Clash of Kings (Book 2 of A Song of Ice & Fire by GRR Martin)
- Doctor Sleep (by Stephen King)
- Grim (book of short stories edited by Christine Johnson)
- On Writing (by Stephen King)
I don’t normally get so much read in so little time but The Guardians books are for kids and are therefore quick/easy reads. I don’t normally read anything in one sitting either but I was able to with those books. And the other two books, which are disgustingly long, I started a loooooooong time ago so the fact that I finished them around the same time only looks impressive.
It feels good to be able to mark off books that I put up on Goodreads ages ago. I can’t believe I finished Clash of Kings before March. I thought for sure I would’ve been at it in the summer still. I should start Book 3, Storm of Swords, but I’m exhausted and need a break. There are a lot of other books I want to get around to reading and/or finishing. Too many to keep track of but I have Goodreads for that, thank goodness.