It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
NaNoWriMo ate my blog! I suppose that was predictable but I didn’t, in fact, predict it. More surprising, NaNoWriMo ate my reading. This is my fourth NaNo and I always kept reading. For the first half of November this year, I felt so protective about the story and characters in my head that I didn’t want any other stories invading. So, I quit reading. It wasn’t until I had a good handle on the story I was writing that I felt like I wanted to read again.
Last night, I finished Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh. I love the world created in the Psy-Changeling series of paranormal romance novels. The geography is much like ours but there are three sentient races on earth — the humans, the psy who have special psychic abilities and are joined in a vast mental network called PsyNet, and the changelings who have both human and animal forms. I love visiting the world and have read all of the books, but I have to admit they have been hit-or-miss as far as how much I relate to the characters. Kiss of Snow was a hit! It probably helped that the romance in this novel has been hinted at in several of the previous books, so I was primed and waiting for this one between Hawke, the alpha wolf-changeling, and Sienna, a powerful psy escapee from the PsyNet.
I’m working on my next Diversity Book Club selection. We’re meeting on Thursday to discuss Native Stranger: A Black American’s Journey into the Heart of Africa by Eddy L. Harris. A couple of our members remember this author from when he was growing up in Kirkwood or came back to visit and talk to students here.
I still have almost 5000 words to write to complete my 50,000 words in November, so I’m not thinking much about what I’ll be reading next, yet.