Hello! I have mostly regained my equilibrium and aplomb, huzzah! Things have been mostly quiet on the home front and things are at least manageable at work now that I’ve gotten religious about deciding on what three tasks I am going to work on each day. I’ve also started telling people no, which has been an interesting experiment.
I’ve also been doing a bit of reading, mostly Kate Elliott’s Jaran novels, which I’d never read before. They’re so great (and super-long). I’m also gearing up to get my backlog of short fiction reviews posted and made a list of a bunch of stories I’d like to read this month, including the third issue of Fiyah. There are also an awful lot of books that look really great coming this month: Fran Wilde’s Horizon, Ann Leckie’s Provenance, Kristen Cashore’s Jane, Unlimited, Kat Howard’s An Unkindness of Magicians, and J.Y. Yang’s two novellas, The Red Threads of Fortune and The Black Tides of Heaven. And all of them but Jane, Unlimited come out on the same day and I’m basically going to need a time turner. Oh and there’s also Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Katy Tur’s Unbelievable, and Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness on the non-fiction front. Can I make a dent in my entirely ridiculous TBR pile and get these nine books read as well? Maybe!