After an entire year of not being able to find a house, we finally managed to get lucky. Moved and mostly unpacked now, I get to rejoice at being able to kick back and relax with a cup of tea and a good book. It’s a small little something that I’ve been looking forward to for a while seeing as the months leading up to the house closing had been pretty rough.
The Black Company by Glen Cook
Ahhh. The book that broke my self-imposed book ban. An omnibus that comprises of the first three books in the series, I’m hoping that I can at least tackle the first book in November. Funny enough, I’ve actually read this book before, on my kindle (not realizing I had purchased the omnibus Kindle version rather than the first book alone). I had reached the end of the first book, completely lost and having no idea what the heck I just read, but proud that I made it to the end of the book at all only to look at my table of contents and seeing that I was only a third of the way in 😂.
Seeing that I have the time now, I’m going to re-tackle book one and hopefully a re-read will help me understand the book as from the little bits of what I did understand, I actually really enjoyed. After watching a couple of review videos on this book, I think I’m ready again. This is the book that I’m most interested in reading out of the three I have lined up for November.
Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead.
Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more…
This omnibus edition comprises The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose―the first three novels in Glen Cook’s bestselling fantasy series.
Mordecai’s Ashes by Arlana Crane
Now if you’ve read my September “Stay At Home” Book Tag post, you’d know that this book has already appeared once in the “What Are You Currently Reading” questions section. I had initially started this book, rotating with a few other books only to inevitably drop every single one of them because things got hectic.
Evidently, it seems that books I tend to look forward to more, I have a harder time picking up and starting them. I think that it’s the expectation of the book being very good that intimidates me. I want a perfectly hot cup of coffee and the perfectly fluffed pillow beneath my head first before I can enjoy this book. A review request book, this is one of the few books that I have backlogged that I really need to start on reading and get a review out for. I’m loving the cover art!
Karl Larsson is an out of work roughneck, home from the oil fields of Alberta and back on the coast for the first time in years. His wife has left him and his future looks bleak. Becoming a detective is the last thing on his mind, but when Karl learns that he has inherited his estranged grandfather’s agency he decides to take a chance.
River Queens: Saucy Boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by Alexander Watson
Another book that I’m looking forward to is another backlogged review book, “River Queens: Saucy Boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America” by Alexander Watson. 2020 is truly the year that I’m branching out into different genres, huh? I hardly ever read nonfictions and this would be my second nonfiction this year.
Goodreads Summary: Two men and a spotted dog restore a vintage Chris-Craft motor yacht and launch across the American Heartland from Texas to Ohio. The restoration, the people they met along the way, and life in an America which few know exists are the story of River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America.