Weekend Reads: 02/15/19 – 02/17/19

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 I think I (thankfully) may have hit the conclusion of my reading slump. I’m crossing my fingers, but also not holding my breath. Not reassuring, but honest 🙂 I have been working my way through a couple PC games that have been in my Steam library for awhile, and am having a lot of fun with those. My husband and I have also restarted the Game of Thrones series in preparation for the April release of the series finale. So, I haven’t really been leaving myself much free time to read as well, although I’m hopeful my personal TBR takedown will speed back up!

Here are the books I’m planning to dive right into this weekend, and finish up in the coming week. Let me know if you have read any of these, or if they are on your TBR. I’d love to hear your thoughts on books! Goodreads links will be included for each book. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


The Birth HouseThe Birth House by Ami McKay

From what I’ve read so far (about 30%), this book is exactly what I look for in terms of historical fiction. Sure, there may be particular time periods that I’m more drawn to than others, but the simple practices of old world medicine is always something that fascinates me. I always joke with my husband that if we had been born 200 years ago, I’d be the old woman that lives in the forest and sells herbal concoctions to the townsfolk, hopefully avoiding the wrath of the witch-crazed population. This is a bit more modern than THAT time period, and follows the social structure of the people caught underneath the weight of new modern medicine clashing with traditional methods of healing and child birth.

 

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

I have just recently had this series brought to my attention, and by those whose opinions of fantasy reads I very much respect. I am buddy reading this book and because of its length, plan to get started as soon as possible. I’ve really only heard great commentary about this series, so I am so looking forward to delving into this world that has people swooning.

 

 

 

 


 

Weekend Reads: 01/18-01/20

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Happy Friday all! I’m going to be trying out something new, something that involves my reading plans for the weekend. (I know, totally not obvious from the title 😉 ) I’ll be posting these every Friday, and I can’t wait to see what this may/may not do for that ever growing list of books I would love to get to.

There are a lot of books I want to devour this year, as we all do, and the weekend is a great time to do that. I can take a book with me on the go, or curl up with one when I get a chance to relax. And let’s be honest: that IS what the weekend is for, right? No matter how busy or packed they can get, it’s always super important to try and get some R&R out of them. You owe it to yourself, and to those around you to get those anti-stress activities in whenever possible. Drifting off to story land is definitely one of my go-to’s.

So here are the books I will be getting into this weekend! Let me know what your weekend plans entail!


 

The Lost WorldThe Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (Amazon Classics Edition)

I started this about a week ago and have been reading each night before I go to bed. This edition is on my Kindle Paperwhite so it has been nice having a book to read without a book light attached to the top. So far, I’m enjoying the story and am actually a little embarrassed to say this is the first classic I’ve read since high school. I’m about 44% through and am hoping to make some more progress this weekend.

 

Spindle's EndSpindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley stole a piece of my heart when I read the Beauty and the Beast retelling from her Folktales collection a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been meaning to get into another one from the collection, and Spindle’s End is exactly where I mean to pick it back up. This is a Sleeping Beauty story and I can’t wait to see how she spins this one.

 

 

When Angels Play PokerWhen Angels Play Poker by Maura O’Leary

I received this from the publisher for review, a while ago actually, and need to get this one wrapped up and well, reviewed. The story is about a man who dies and goes to heaven as a guardian angel to someone he had a connection to while he was alive. I’ve only about 40 pages left to read, so I don’t think finishing it this weekend should be an issue at all. I’m curious to see how it ends!

 

 

Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless LoveFierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick

My husband and I started Fierce Marriage this past Tuesday, and have been reading a chapter on nights when we have time. It’s nice to get the opportunity to read together, something we try to do often, and it’s not been very challenging to find a book we are both interested in reading, whether it be fantasy, sci-fi, or a book that feels more like a devotional. The content in this is great so far, and I’m really looking forward to reading another chapter or two this weekend!

 


That’s all for this post, thanks for reading! How are you spending your weekend? 🙂