Quarantine Readings – Or Not

I’m rather proud of the fact I read 49 books last year. Like everyone else in the world, with the exception of a few folks who follow the spread of viruses, I had no idea we’d be playing a real-life version of Pandemic and figured I’d be on track to read another 49 this year. And for the the first couple of months, that was true. I managed 14 books!

In January, I read The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold and His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. All great books! For February, I BURNED through the the entire Temeraire series by Naomi Novik – Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, Blood of Tyrants and League of Dragons. Loved them all.

For March, I switched from Fantasy to SciFi. For a long time, Audible has been trying to get me to listen to the Bobiverse books by Dennis E. Taylor. So, I did. Started with We Are Legion (We Are Bob), then For We Are Many and finished up the trilogy with All These Worlds. However, as things started to get crazy, my time spent listening to audiobooks evaporated. IN Jan and Feb, I was burning through 2, 2.5 books a week. In March, I struggled to get through 3 total books.

I started Baptism of Fire – The Witcher Book 3 – by Andrzej Sapkowski on March 26th. As of April 11th, I’m still on chapter 2.

Being home since… March 13th, I think, hasn’t given me more time to read. And that kinda blows my mind. I’m still working every day, which I’m thankful for, but without the commute? Without the lunch hour ‘away’ from the office? No reading. I tend to spend my lunches sitting on the back porch taking in a little sunshine and enjoying the peace and quiet.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. Just wish I could find a balance.