In February, I started writing Sunday Lowdown posts, which basically tell you what I read/am reading, what’s happening at the theatre, and what I’ve been watching. I’ve appreciated this personal touch on other bloggers’ sites. Readers sometimes ask if I ever read books by men: I do, and you’ll see information about those on the Sunday Lowdown posts.
Here’s what I’m planning to read in March. I’ve gone a bit nutty with reading charts and creating daily reading deadlines that help me realistically gauge how much I’m actually reading, compared to watching TV or scrolling through Reddit /r/funny. I actually feel good. . . kinda powerful? Is that dorky? Don’t care.
#1 The Oldest Book on the List: Magic’s Promise by Mercedes Lackey
Yes, one of the oldest books on my shelves is part of the #ReadingValdemar read along. My sweet ma bought these for me in 2001 for Christmas. The synopsis on the back of Magic’s Pawn was total lies, so I hope this one is more accurate.
Brief Synopsis: Wild magic is taking its toll on the land. Many Heralds and Herald-Mages have died fighting to preserve the peace. Even Vanyel, the most powerful of the Herald-Mages is almost at the end of his strength, in need of a respite from the dual threats of war and dark magic. But for Vanyel, there can be no rest. Not when his Companion, Yfandes, receives a summons which can’t be ignored — a desperate cry of a magical holocaust in the neighboring kingdom.
#2 The Newest Book I Own: The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Monica Nolan & Alisa Surkas
Ya’ll. I love Monica Nolan’s pulpy Lesbian Career Girls series and want everyone to read them. And now, for some more horses in my reading schedule!
Brief Synopsis: These short stories are the unbridled desires of women without men. . . when their same-sex passion explodes, will the stables ever be safe again?
#3 A book for my reading fat women challenge: This Much Space by K.K. Hendin
Though it says it’s book two in a series about women who sing in a group called Twelve Beats in a Bar, I’m under the impression this is a standalone novel. I’m excited that we have a fat woman and an athlete stuck together on a group project. This may turn out to be New Adult fiction?
Brief Synopsis: Olivia has wanted to go into fashion design her whole life, and nothing is going to stop her fabulous plus-sized self. Not even her boss from hell, or the fact that she’s the fat Cinderella of the most exclusive lingerie store in Bushwick, Ohio. Thierry Acosta has it all. Shortstop on Bushwick University’s baseball team, amazing grades in college, everything he could want. When he gets paired with Olivia for a group project, things are only getting better.
#4 #ReadingValdemar: Magic’s Price by Mercedes Lackey
Brief Synopsis: Valdemar — the once-peaceful kingdom protected by the magic of its Herald-Mages — is now besieged on all fronts. The king lies near death, the neighboring land of Karse wages a relentless war against Valdemar, and the forces led by a master of dark forbidden magic are massing to strike the final devastating blow against the kingdom.
Extra Books I’ll Be Reading