I’m a few days late on a reading update. Yesterday I was able to finish up Ninefox Gambit and I have to say that I really enjoyed this reread. When I initially read Ninefox Gambit I think that I took way too many breaks at certain points in the book. I think I took a lot of breaks after the 75% mark and I think that influenced my initial view of the book because I thought that the side characters were a much larger part of the book than I realized they are during this reread. Yes, I would still have liked to have known the other characters around Cheris and Jedao more, but for the story that Yoon Ha Lee was telling, it worked. I understood the Calendrical stuff a lot more in this reread and it isn’t nearly as confusing as the first time around. I think the thing that impacted me more during this read through was just how much Kel formation influences every single aspect of this book and into the next book. Raven Stratagem I just started tonight and am only about 40 pages in or so and I’m already enjoying it much more than what I did when I first tried to read it.
I’m starting a buddy read of The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli with a friend of mine. It is a YA book about dragons and this race’s connection to the dragons. So far, the writing is a bit generic, but I think the story has potential to go to some interesting places(at least I hope). I’m over halfway on my Skin Game audiobook and it is floundering a little bit at the moment. Some of the Dresden Files have this dip in the plot in the middle and I think this is one of them. It is still good so far but I think it is trying too hard attempting to do everything at once at the moment.
I took a gym break for a few days to let my body rest up for a change in my workouts starting on Monday. I’m going to be focusing on fat burning, full body movements, and less isolation weight movements. I’m hoping this can get me leaner, more stable, and building up my endurance. Work has been fine, about to start a project of shifting the books and cleaning. I’m so blessed to work with such amazing women at my job. They are all so nice and supportive of each other, including me. I’m hoping for a great Sunday with a lot of reading time in the afternoon and night.
Other than all this, I must say that I’ve been feeling a little bit blah lately. I just think I’m in a comfortable routine in my life where days are going by really quickly with not a whole lot of difference between them. I think I need to have some new experiences and change things up a little bit. That is one reason I’m changing my workout as well. This is one of the only drawbacks to being a reader is that your days and nights seem to be similar. I need to take some time to go out more so that things aren’t always the same.