Wednesday, May 22, 2013

From the Editor's Desk: Reading Update

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Yes, I know this is late. But at least it's here! Baby steps...

Books Received 
I purchased The Illiad by Homer
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes 
Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
Soul Eater by Michelle Paver 
and a C.S. Lewis book along with a Chronicles of Narnia Reader

What I am Currently Reading:

Shortly after posting this last week, I realized that I was in a reading funk. I had a stack of library books out that I really wanted to read. At the same time, it felt like a chore to get through the stack and my mood was changing. I had finished Lord's book and loved it. Then I picked up Things Fall Apart, while I was interested in reading I was engaged in it. 
So I did the only thing I could think of, made sure all of the books were added to my Goodreads list and talked it out with a book friend. After talking it out, I figured out I was in the mood for some nonfiction stuff, stuff that would turn out to be relevant to my WIP. I wanted to find out what a regular person a hero, what caused people to run towards danger instead of away from it. I also wanted to increase my literary knowledge.  So I grabbed a couple of books and started reading them and wow, I'm excited once again about what's on my reading pile.  I am currently reading Thermopylae: The Battle that Changed the World. This tells the story about the 300 Spartans. I am almost finished with the actually story part of the book, but there are a couple of appendix pieces that I want to read and I will be looking at the bibliography and further reading section to grab my next book about the Spartans. Yes I am fascinated with them
What I will be reading:
Well, I am attempting to keep my reading constantly diversified so as to avoid the slump again, so I will be cleaning up my Goodreads currently-reading  shelf. I will also be diving into the Galdiatrix book that keeps staring at me. This is the story about the female gladiator skeleton that was found. I believe that this was also a special on the Discovery Channel.  

What I wish I was reading right now:
I'm pretty content with what I'm reading and will be reading. 

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Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig 
The Judgment Stone by Robert Liparulo 
Spartan Front by Jennifer Estep

Well, that's all from my desk! Leave a link or mention in the comments what you're reading this week!!

Always Shine,
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