It’s Monday, June 20th. What Are You Reading?

Sport Kings

I’m a little amused by the fact that I was just commenting on my recent distractibility, even planning a possible disconnect, when we had a huge round of storms and lost power for a day or so. We’re pretty lucky that we didn’t suffer more than a few stray leaves and a major fridge/freezer clean-out, since some of our friends are still without power and there was some major damage very close to our house. It actually ended up being a good way to unplug…literally.

It’s also funny that I was just lamenting whining about my bad luck with books this year when BAM! Amazing reading. Wait, that’s not quite true. First, I decided to set aside the new Donald Ray Pollock because I’m feeling extra cranky with e-books lately and I didn’t want to ruin that reading experience. I read one page and added it to my hold list at the library. So, the verdict is still out on that one. Instead, I picked up The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan, a chunkster of a book I discovered at BEA, but have been waiting for the right time to read. It seems like the right time is now! I’m about 150 pages in, but I’m absolutely head over heels.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

  • Ooooh glad you’ve found a book that’s scratching the itch!

  • Glad you didn’t get hit too badly by the storm! My mom luckily didn’t even lose power. I was waiting to hear your thoughts on the Pollock…I’m planning to start it probably while I’m on vacation. And Sport of Kings is on my radar as well – glad it’s working for you!

  • BethFishReads

    I didn’t see that one at BEA, but sounds good! Sometimes losing power is a good thing (?)

  • Storms can be fun, but not when they’re so bad that they’re causing damage. Glad to hear you and your new house made it through okay. And, happy that you’ve found a great book! Looking forward to hearing more about it – it’s the first I’ve heard of this one.

    • I was SO nervous because we have two massive trees in our backyard, but they made it through, which is a pretty good sign for future storms ;)

  • I’m so glad you finally found something that’s checking all the boxes for you! Maybe my prediction about excellent June-December reading will come true. :)

    Glad to hear you weathered (hehe) the storms all right and got some chill time in to boot.

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    The Sport of Kings sounds good! Glad you didn’t have any major damage from the storms… though forced unplugging can be stressful, too ;-)

    • I’m so glad the forced unplugging wasn’t more than 24 hours – then I’d be doing some real complaining ;)

  • This sounds like a book that my husband and father-in-law would LOVE. It sounds amazing. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this one!
    I’m glad you guys didn’t suffer for too long! It is a good way to unplug, but I think we could all do without the damage. I did not enjoy having to go to my parents’ for showers!

    • I’m not really into horses or anything like that, but I love, love, love multi-generational books about powerful families with some evil characters and feisty ones to balance them out. This is definitely delivering.

  • The Sport of Kings looks really good, but I have to admit it’s not one I’d bump up on my list. Maybe because my list is overwhelming, already? And getting worse. I have a hold on The Heavenly Table at the library and really hope I get it shortly after release.

    • Totally get that! I had actually set it aside since it was so long and I wasn’t sure I was ready to tackle such a long book (when I have so many others to read), but it kept calling to me. Hoping The Heavenly Table will work for both of us!

  • Nordie @ writing about books

    It’s at times like this you realise who your friends are….such as the episode of the Big Bang Theory, after Howard’s mother dies and they have a big dinner in her honour, partly to eat the food in the broken freezer, rather than let it go to waste.

    Anyway, I’m reading “sense and sensibility and seamonsters” and I have just started “oddjobs” by two local authors – Heide Goode and Iain Grant , who will publish this book in August

  • I have this one from NetGalley and now I can’t wait to read it. Sounds like a good one. Enjoy!

  • Lauren @ Malcolm Avenue Review

    Ugh re the new DRP. I didn’t want to have to review it, so I just ordered a copy. I hope it was more your SOM than the book. Ok, you know my aversion to long books, but my love of horses and what I read about the story in Sport of Kings was weighing towards me getting to this one some day. I’ve heard nothing but good things, but it’s always nice to see your name on the pro list!

  • My children used to love it when the electricity went out. (We lived in the country and that happened a lot!) We would use candle light and tell stories, etc. Fun stuff…as long as you don’t endure damage. :( Glad you were safe and power restored rather quickly! And…congrats on an amazing reading recovery! YAY!! And this…while the blurb makes it look appealing to me, your rec puts it onto the TBR. It looks like it would be great! And…welcome back to enjoying your reading.

  • As I’m sitting here I’m listening to a massive storm roll through. I always loved big storms as a kid, but they have a whole new flavor as an adult!

  • Oh man, losing all your refrigerator/freezer food to a power cut is the WORST. I am on a reasonably good power grid (we lose power rarely and get it back quickly), so I’m hoping the Louisiana summer storms won’t be too bad this year. My parents put a ten-year moratorium on hurricanes after my aunts lost their house in Gustav, and it’s been working great so far. Fingers crossed!

    I read Sarah Rees Brennan’s new book Tell the Wind and Fire yesterday, and that was a treat (a grim YA treat), and now my hold on Homegoing has finally come in!! So that’s going to be my thing for today. Cannot wait.