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What I'm currently reading

Sisters of the Raven by Barbara Hambly, which is one of my favorite books and thus a good comfort reread, and I'm trying to reread Stray Souls by Kate Griffin, the first Magicals Anonymous book, but while I love the Matthew Switft books and I'm okay with the second MA book, Stray Souls is a little too real and tends to set off my ever-present despair about being twentysomething and not knowing what to do with life and life just being awful, and that's a little more real than I really like in my urban fantasy. Which is why I put it down the last couple of times I tried to reread it, too. I'm also rereading All Systems Red, the new Martha Wells novella, which is delightful.

I usually don't talk about comics on these, but because this is out of the ordinary for me, I'm also reading a bunch of Astonishing X-Men trades for the first time -- I normally tend to bounce off superhero comics, but I'm enjoying these. (My big fear with superhero (Marvel/DC) stuff is that I'm always paranoid that I'm reading the ones that are generally considered to be Not Good rather than the ones that are Good, because I'm not familiar with them and people have very strong opinions on what is and isn't good. Star Wars I know, superheroes I mostly don't.)

What I've just finished reading

Dog Wizard by Barbara Hambly, The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, and Chalice by Robin McKinley, which are all rereads.

What I'm reading next

Honestly at this point who knows.
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...which I am trying to get back to after a few months accidentally away.

What I've just finished reading

A couple of rereads, The Silicon Mage by Barbara Hambly and Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, and Martha Wells' new novella, All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries, which is delightful.

What I'm currently reading

I seem to be going into another Barbara Hambly kick, which I do a couple of times a year, so I'm currently rereading Dog Wizard, which also happens to be the first Hambly book I ever read a few years ago.

What I'm reading next

I'd like to do another reread of S.M. Stirling's Island in the Sea of Time novels, which I haven't read in an age and are an old favorite, and then there are the new Star Wars books, Rebel Rising and Guardians of the Whills.
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...a day early, because I'm traveling tomorrow but don't want to get out of the habit of it.

What I'm currently reading

A reread of Martha Wells' The Cloud Roads, which is on the one hand comfort reading for me, because the series is one of my favorites, and on the other hand Wells' prose is similar enough to mine that it helps reset me when I'm feeling scattered, which I am at the moment.

What I've just finished reading

Star Wars (Legends): Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller -- a reread, but I think I've only read it once or twice before. JJM is one of my favorite Star Wars authors, but I don't like the Knight Errant book + comics as much as I like some of his other works. Kerra Holt is a little abrasive for me, though in a way that makes me second guess my feelings and go "is it the character herself or my expectations for what makes a female character likable?"

Also The Silent Tower by Barbara Hambly, which I've been rereading on and off for a while but finally buckled down to finish the other day.

What I'm reading next

I'm in my usual pre-travel "oh god I need to get ALL the books I will read ALL the books" even though I know that I will not, in fact, read all the books. I pulled out Star Wars: Wraith Squadron to put in my handbag as hardcopy reading, and I've got my Kindle as well. We'll see.
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As an aside: I'm traveling next Wednesday (I'm going to Atlanta to visit a potential grad school), so there may or may not be one of these next week.

What I'm currently reading

Shadows by Robin McKinley, which I read once when it first came out but haven't reread since -- I'm a little uncomfortable with how she incorporated the Japanese stuff, but I think this is more of my own issues than what's actually on the page. (Except I guess that while she made up several Eastern European countries, Japan's just...Japan. But England gets namechecked too, so...I don't know, like I said, it's my issues and I don't see too clearly where those are concerned. Also, Takahiro has the same name as my cousin Takahiro, so that's a little disconcerting for me.)

That's in hardback, in ebook I'm kind of flipping through various books without really feeling compelled to commit to any of them, which is mildly irritating to me since I'd like to focus on something for more than half a page -- The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells and Star Wars: Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller (both rereads) are the two current culprits.

What I've just finished reading

Rereads of A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin, White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple, and Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells were all rereads I finished this week, along with Magic for Nothing, the new Seanan McGuire Incryptid novel, which came out on Tuesday and which I read pretty much immediately.

What I'm reading next

Gods, at this point it's a wild guess, since I almost never read whatever I said I was going to read next the week before unless I'm in the midst of a series reread, and even then...
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I'm going to do another graphic of daily reads for February, but not tonight.

What I'm currently reading

Rereads of A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin, the first Matthew Swift book, and White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple, which I read a few years ago before I finalized my academic subfield (Roman imperialism and cultural identity), so it's really interesting to read something that's the same general topic but at a two thousand year remove. (And of course a lot of the academic talk is the same; both my field and Dalrymple's studies come out of the paradigm shift in post-colonial academia.)

I've also got Barbara Hambly's The Silent Tower on a slow reread, but I'm not really in the mood for it so I keep putting it down.

What I've just finished reading

The Minority Council and The Glass God by Kate Griffin -- I did my Matthew Swift + Magicals Anonymous out of order, whoops. (I tend to do series rereads out of order for various reasons.) And, huh, looking at my spreadsheet that actually seems to be it. Weird, I thought I read more this week.

What I'm reading next

I've got a bunch of William Dalrymple books either checked out from the library (In Xanadu and Nine Lives) or that I've just bought (Return of a King and The Last Mughal), so there's a high chance it's going to be Dalrymple for non-fiction. I also want to try and read (or reread) more Star Wars this month than I did last month. (Still haven't done that A New Dawn reread I've been wanting to do for ages.)
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Actually on Wednesday this week!

What I'm currently reading

The Minority Council by Kate Griffin and The Silent Tower by Barbara Hambly, both rereads, though I've only read The Silent Tower once. (I've read others of the Windrose books multiple times, but the first one, only once -- this is another series I originally read in a weird order for some reason.) I also started Star Wars: Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller yesterday (another reread), but was still in a Matthew Swift headspace so I went to The Minority Council instead.

What I've just finished reading

I finished up the Sun Wolf and Starhawk series with The Witches of Wenshar and The Dark Hand of Magic (Barbara Hambly), and then went through the middle two Matthew Swift books, The Midnight Mayor and The Neon Court (Kate Griffin). I also finished reading Star Wars: Catalyst by James Luceno, which I hadn't expected to like or finish and which surprised me by the fact that I actually did like it. I bounce off so many Star Wars novels (a good 90% of the time they're the weakest part of the canon) that it's always a shock when I actually like one.

What I'm reading next

I really want to do a Star Wars: A New Dawn reread -- I've been meaning to since last year, and just haven't gotten around to it because for some reason I keep thinking I have to finish all my other books in progress first.
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What I'm currently reading

The Witches of Wenshar, the second Sun Wolf and Starhawk book, by Barbara Hambly. I'm sort of inching through James Luceno's Star Wars: Catalyst -- I suspect it's going to be another DNF, as Luceno's one of my least favorite SW writers and I have a low tolerance for ~genius men and the women who take care of them, which is pretty much what the beginning of the book reads as. (And from what I've heard, I don't think that's going to improve; I don't particularly care about Galen Erso and Orson Krennic's relationship, either.)

What I've just finished reading

I'm going through books a little more slowly in February than I did in January, which has its highs and lows. I finished rereading The Siren Depths, and went through The Ladies of Mandrigyn (the first Sun Wolf and Starhawk book) and The Midnight Mayor (the second Matthew Swift) book, all of which were rereads.

I also moved The Fifth Season to my Did Not Finish list, and got through one chapter of The House of the Four Winds this morning before it went to the DNF list too. Blah. I suspected it would hit the DNF list as soon as it said as an aside "oh, yeah, these seventeen countries all share one ambassador for convenience." That's not...how international politics...works... (Sort of an alternate fantasy Earth, which I tend to find dull when they're just making up fancy names for England and France so that they can slot in their tee-tiny fictional country but not have to think about it too hard. Like, either do something interesting with it and do it fast, or go full fantasy, dude.) Also, the MC was...painfully boring.

What I'm reading next

I keep meaning to reread the Rivers of London books so I can read The Hanging Tree, since I can't remember what happened, but...I like the Matthew Swift books better which is why I reread The Midnight Mayor instead WHOOPS.

I've been meaning to reread the Enduring Flame trilogy as well, but we'll see. In all likelihood...more Barbara Hambly.
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What I'm currently reading

The Siren Depths by Martha Wells, which is a favorite and a reread. I started N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season yesterday, but I'm not in the headspace to handle it right now. (And honestly, I'm not sure I'll ever be; I've liked Jemisin's other books, but this one is...not my thing. But it's definitely not my thing when I've been doing comfort reads for months because I can't deal with life.)

What I've just finished reading

A couple of Star Wars Legends novels -- Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams, which is an Old Republic novel, and Tales from Jabba's Palace, which is a collection of related short stories that had some really clever bits. And a canon novel, one of the YA novels that came out last year as part of the Journey to The Force Awakens releases, Jason Fry's The Weapon of a Jedi, which was fun.

I also read about half of Alexander Freed's Rogue One novelization before moving it to my Did Not Finish list; I'm not a fan of movie novelizations and this one was driving me to the verge of hating the story, which is...not the goal, since I actually liked the movie.

What I'm reading next

I want to say "the books I took out of the library" but in reality probably...not those.

What I'm reading next
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Before I get into the usual stuff, I did a January round-up of books only over on Tumblr; I liked doing daily reads and I think I'm going to try and keep it up. (Though the weird side effect of it is that it does make me juggle books in order to have a new one to post every day, though I'm not sure I'm actually juggling them more than usual.)

What I'm currently reading

I am finishing up Barbara Hambly's The Armies of Daylight, the third Darwath book.

What I've just finished reading

I finished Icefalcon's Quest (the fifth Darwath book; I don't usually do series rereads in order) this morning. Also, Stranger at the Wedding and Star Trek: Crossroad, both by Barbara Hambly (you know I'm deep into an author when I'm reading their tie-ins for a fandom I'm barely familiar with, but Crossroad read fine for someone who's only seen the most recent Trek movies despite being a TOS novel). Also Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, by John Jackson Miller, my favorite Star Wars author.

What I'm reading next

I've got the Rogue One novelization out from the library, and I've been meaning to read N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season for a while now.
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What I'm currently reading

Stranger at the Wedding by Barbara Hambly is the only active book I have up at the moment, though I've got a scattering of others that are in progress but which I haven't looked at in a while. I love Stranger at the Wedding, it's one of my favorite Hambly novels.

What I've just finished reading

I just finished a reread of the entire Chrestomanci series, which was delightful and makes me wish there were more stories that centered around Christopher, who is my fave. (I've heard that most DWJ fans are either Howl people or Chrestomanci people, and while I like Howl's Moving Castle better than any of the Chrestomanci novels, Christopher edges Howl out slightly for me.)

I also finished up a reread of Barbara Hambly's Winterlands novels with Knight of the Dragon Queen and Dragonstar.

What I'm reading next

I've got some books out from the library, and I took Jennifer Roberson's Lady of the Forest off my bookshelf a while ago because I wanted to reread it, but there's a better than even chance I'm just going to keep trucking ahead with my Hambly rereads.
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What I'm currently reading

A lot of stuff because sticking on one book is hard: A Knight of the Demon Queen and Magistrates of Hell, both by Barbara Hambly -- the first one is a Winterlands novel and the second one is an Asher/Ysidro novel. They're both rereads, though I've only read Knight of the Demon Queen once before. Also, Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones; I'm on a Chrestomanci rereads. A couple of other things that I keep picking up and putting down, which are also rereads: Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells and The Walls of Air by Barbara Hambly, the second Darwath book.

What I've just finished reading

The three Haflbood Chronicles by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey -- The Elvenbane, Elvenborn, and Elvenblood. The first Chrestomanci book, Charmed Life (also my least favorite Chrestomanci book -- Cat sort of irritates me, and I like Christopher better, so I'm looking forward to hitting The Lives of Christopher Chant in this reread). Also, rereads of Barbara Hambly's Blood Maidens and Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora. And various short stories by various authors.

What I'm reading next

I've got Star Wars: Catalyst and Rogue One out from the library, so I want to read those -- I'm hesitating over buying the novelization, because I'm notoriously wary of novelizations, but this one got highly recced. (Of course, Stover's RotS novelization is highly recced too and I HATE IT, so like. I'm extremely dubious of recs.) And then more Chrestomanci and undoubtedly more Hambly.
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...even though it's now technically Thursday, whoops.

What I'm currently reading

Numerous things -- I'm still flipping through things without really focusing on any one. Rereads on two Barbara Hambly books, Stranger at the Wedding and Blood Maidens, as well as a reread of Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora.

(I am also doing a mini-project over on Instagram, just for fun.)

What I've just finished reading

Barbara Hambly's The Time of the Dark (I've mentioned many times I'm on a Hambly kick, right?) and the new Seanan McGuire novella, Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, which came out yesterday. And a bunch of Barbara Hambly short stories (or novelettes, going by the descriptions on Amazon); for some reason I like the Windrose shorts better than I like the novels. *flips hand* I haven't read all of them, so some of them are new to me.

What I'm reading next

I had a sudden craving to reread the Halfblood Chronicles by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey the other day, so those are up next now that I've gotten the first two from the library (I've only got the third one, for some reason).
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What I'm currently reading

I am mostly finishing up rereads of books that I didn't finish before the end of the year -- Circle of the Moon by Barbara Hambly, which is one of my favorite Hambly novels, and Sunshine by Robin McKinley. I've got a couple other books that are currently on the backburner and which I'm trying to finish the others before going back to -- Blood Maidens, the third Asher/Ysidro Hambly novel, and Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist, which I'm trying to decide whether I want to keep reading or not. I've also apparently started rereading Barbara Hambly's The Time of the Dark again.

(I don't actually recommend reading multiple books by the same author at the same time; it's a little bit disconcerting, and the recurring themes and character types sometimes get really obvious.)

What I've just finished reading

Weirdly, a lot of short stories. I don't read short stories very often, and I tend to only do so if it's an author whose novels I also like. But I started off the year by going through Scott Lynch's four shorts -- "In the Stacks," "A Year and a Day in Old Theradane," "He Built the Wall to Knock It Down," and "The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats." Then I picked up the anthology Night's Edge and read the Charlaine Harris short "Dancers in the Dark" (fine at the time, but in retrospect I'm kind of distressed by how stalker-y the vampire love interest is) and the Barbara Hambly short (a reread) "Someone Else's Shadow," which always amuses me just because of how clearly it's dated to the early '00s. I bounced off the Maggie Shayne short in the anthology and only got a chapter in before noping out.

Also, the T. Kingfisher novel Summer in Orcus, which I liked but which also somewhat unexpectedly set off my current set of Issues -- spoilers, and also, my breakup issues ) But on the other hand, were-house.

What I'm reading next

I've got a stack of library books out, but I really want to do Gentleman Bastard and Circle of Magic rereads, so we'll see.
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I think I forgot to do last week's Wednesday reads, probably because I was in the middle of my breakup meltdown.

What I'm currently reading

A couple of Barbara Hambly novels, Fever Season and Circle of the Moon, which I both only own in hardcopy. I've been bouncing from ebook to ebook, since I do a lot of my reading on my computer, but I haven't been able to settle on anything, which is frustrating me.

What I've just finished reading

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews, one of the -- or the? -- recent Kate Daniels novels, since my hold on it came in from the library. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones, which is one of my favorite DWJ novels, though weirdly I don't actually own a copy of it. All the Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier books. And two Barbara Hambly rereads, A Free Man of Color and Sisters of the Raven.

What I'm reading next

Presumably the next Benjamin January novel, Graveyard Dust. (New Orleans, I miss it.) I also do seem to be on a Barbara Hambly binge, and I think the Asher/Ysidro novels are up next. And, well, we'll see. I've got some other books out from the library.
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What I've just finished reading

I ripped through a reread of all the Lost Fleet novels by Jack Campbell (like, all of them in about two days); this is one of the cases where I'm really, really into the specific tropes being used, but I actually can't stand any of Campbell's other books, including the Lost Stars series set in the same universe. I love the Lost Fleet, though.

Also, Mastiff by Tamora Pierce, and I finished up Barbara Hambly's Dog Wizard, which were both rereads.

What I'm currently reading

I'm into the second set of Lost Fleet novels, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, which starts off with Dreadnaught. I also poked at a couple other rereads for comfort, since I was so stressed this week; Spindle's End, which is one of my favorite Robin McKinley novels, and Howl's Moving Castle, one of my favorite Diana Wynne Jones books.

What I'm reading next

Presumably all the Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier books.
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What I'm currently reading

I'm on a Barbara Hambly binge, so I'm rereading Dog Wizard -- actually the first or second Hambly book I ever read. (I either read this or Stranger at the Wedding first; I can't remember which since it was a few years ago. I didn't read The Silent Tower or The Silicon Mage until much later, and I don't know if I'll reread them this time, since they're not personal favorites.)

I have to do a book review for one of my PhD apps due next week, so I'm rereading Thinking Tools: Agricultural Slavery Between Evidence and Model by Ulrike Roth, which is a book on Roman slavery that's probably one of the best academic books on the subject I've ever read.

What I've just finished reading

I went on a sudden Barbara Hambly binge, so I ripped through Stranger at the Wedding and Bride of the Rat God (two of my favorites) pretty quickly, along with the novella set in the Rat God 'verse, Castle of Horror. (I desperately want a full-length sequel to Bride of the Rat God! Also another book in the Sisters of the Raven/Circle of the Moon 'verse if we're making requests. Though Barbara Hambly hasn't been writing much fantasy lately, I think?) I also went through Kindred of Darkness, since I had it out from the library. (For some reason that's the only one of the James Asher novels I don't own.)

I've been reading a lot this week, so I also went through the latest Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson book, Fire Touched (forever mildly bewildered those are set in the Tri-Cities, even if Briggs is a local), a reread of Mira Grant's Rolling in the Deep, and Star Wars: Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice by Jason Fry for Rewatch.

What I'm reading next

Probably more Barbara Hambly, given the binge -- I've been itching to go at Sisters of the Raven and Circle of the Moon again, so those are most likely. I do also have some other books out from the library, including some Tamora Pierce (there's weirdly only one Pierce book I don't own, though I own the other two books in that trilogy so I don't know why I never bought Mastiff). I need to read the third SotE book for Rewatch, too, though it was technically on The Schedule for Sunday.
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What I'm currently reading

I'm just finishing up a reread of Martha Wells' The Serpent Sea, and I'm still reading At Day's Close by A. Roger Ekirch. I've also started and put down a couple books since, so they're on the "sort of currently reading" list. I'm still stalled out on Ahsoka.

What I've just finished

For Rewatch I read Star Wars: Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks yesterday, and also reread The Gate of Gods by Martha Wells, finishing up the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy.

What I'm reading next

There's another Servants of the Empire book up tomorrow, so that will be up there, and then probably one of the stack of books I just took out from the library.
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What I'm currently reading

I've been wanting to reread At Day's Close: Night in Times Past by A. Roger Ekirch for years (I originally read it when I was an undergrad), and I finally got a copy of it. I missed reading nonfiction so much, y'all -- there's nothing really stopping me from doing so, but I haven't done so in a few months now, and like...I'm an academic, I'm used to reading nonfiction all the time, especially coming straight off a master's thesis. At Day's Close is a study of night in medieval and early modern Europe (and some in the Americas) -- super interesting, if you like microhistory, and it's solid scholarship too.

I'm also on a reread of Martha Wells' The Serpent Sea, but I'm not really feeling it right now so I'll probably switch to something else. I'm stalled out on my Star Wars: Ahsoka reread.

What I've just finished reading

For Rewatch I just sort of skipped the interstitial novel section and moved onto the Rebels section, which actually kicks off with Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy by Jason Fry, so I read that on Sunday. (It was...a little too real, considering current events in the U.S. Except actually it ended up seeming too mild compared to current events in the U.S. and things like government reaction to protests.)

I also reread The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (total comfort read) -- I also sort of skimmed through a couple of Valdemar novels, but those don't really count since that was skimming for the familiar comforting parts, not the whole book. I also finished up Martha Wells' The Ships of Air, as well as the other two Barbara Hamilton novels, A Marked Man and Sup with the Devil.

What I'm reading next

The other three Servants of the Empire novels will be up sometime in the next week or two (when exactly is on The Schedule), and since I'm not feeling The Serpent Sea I'm absently skipping through my Kindle and trying to decide what to read. Maybe some Hambly, maybe some Pierce, who knows. We'll figure out what it was this time next week. I guess probably the third Fall of Ile-Rien novel.
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What I'm currently reading:

I'm on a reread of Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston for Rewatch; I meant to go through this in one day but it's taking me longer, so at this point I'm just hoping to have it done by the end of the week.

I'm also rereading The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells, and another Martha Wells short story from her collection Between Worlds.

What I've just finished reading:

House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones, which I started comfort-reading last week because ha, like the protagonist in a situation of great stress I also retreat into a book. It's not my favorite of DWJ's books by a long shot (Howl's Moving Castle is), but I'd wanted to reread it for a while and it was nice to go back to that world.

I started reading The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton (Barbara Hambly) on Election Day, then had to put it down because I was too angry and sad to read about Revolutionary War-era (or rather, immediately prior to -- the book takes place in 1772) America, and Abigail Adams would be so disappointed, y'all! HOW COULD WE DISAPPOINT ABIGAIL ADAMS THIS WAY anyway I picked it up again yesterday because I couldn't face Ahsoka again and I finished it this morning.

Even though Star Wars: Kenobi isn't part of Rewatch since it's Legends rather than canon, I wanted to reread it after RotS as it's my third-favorite Star Wars novel, and tbh it was the Star Wars story that I really needed after that week. I needed the small-scale and the perspective.

What I'm reading next:

Tarkin and Lords of the Sith are both supposed to be up for Rewatch, but I think I'm going to skip them because right now I just can't handle reading stories where the villains are the protagonists and win and acts of rebellion are put down and are ultimately futile except to get innocent people killed. I really mistimed putting The Schedule together, though in all fairness, I could not have predicted this back in August.

Star Wars: A New Dawn, which is one of my top two Star Wars novels, is up next and I've been looking forward to rereading that for a while now. I've also got the other two Barbara Hamilton novels and I'm mid-series reread on two separate Martha Wells series, as well.
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What I'm currently reading:

I picked up The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton (a.k.a. Barbara Hambly) yesterday to reread, in a fit of glee because somehow "first woman president" translates to "Abigail Adams solves crime," and now I am too devastated to read it, though give me a day or two to recover and I'll get back to it. In the mean time for some reason I really wanted to reread DWJ's House of Many Ways, so I'm reading that, as well as The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells (another reread).

What I've just finished reading:

An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff, which is about SPACE ARCHAEOLOGY!!! or space tomb raiding, anyway. It's a follow up to the Valor books, which are about space marines, except now they've left the Marine Corps and are freelancing. Lots of fun if you like military sci-fi, which I...theoretically do, but tbh there are only two military sci-fi series I've actually read and liked.

I also finished rereads of Martha Wells' The Wizard Hunters and Stories of the Raksura: Volume II.

What I'm reading next:

I've still got Grace of Kings out, though I suspect it's going to lapse before I read it, and whenever I get my emotions together enough to watch RotS (definitely did not think to arrange The Schedule around Election Day, it was supposed to coincide with new canon, not REAL LIFE), the next things up are all books: Ahsoka, Lords of the Sith, Tarkin, and A New Dawn.

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