Come, let me tell you about the sun. It likes to play with me.
I prefer to use natural light when taking photos of my bookshelves, not that I have a choice. I don’t have studio lights to use when it’s dark, and the light in my room is horrible for taking photos. So I wait for the sun and when it rises and is bright in the sky, I praise it and then snap a photo of the row of books I plan to feature. But it seems that the sun cottoned on to my plan because it was messing with me the other day.
It had rained heavily the night before, so I was surprised when the sun winked between my blinds to wake me up the following morning. I assumed that it would be a bright, sunny day, so I didn’t immediately jump out my bed, praise the sun, and snap a photo of a row of books. But I guess my delay insulted the sun because when I did get out of bed some minutes later to snap the photo, it decided to sulk behind a bulk of clouds. I decided to set up for the photo anyway by removing a row of books and wait for the sun to get over itself. But an hour passed and still it sulked.
The sky got cloudier and my room darker, so I thought the sun had left me hanging to go brighten somewhere else. Discouraged, I replaced the books on the shelf and decided to read in bed instead. As soon as I settled into a comfortable spot, guess who decided to come back out to play? Yes, the sun. It was messing with me. I jumped out of bed heading for my bookshelves, but the sun quickly ducked behind a cloud again. I thought it was false brightness and decided to give up. But as soon as I picked up my book again to read, the sun glided out from behind the clouds and shined its brightest, beckoning me to come praise it and get on with snapping pictures of my bookshelves.
Still on this 3-books-deep bookshelf:
And we’re on the second row of the fantasy shelf, which is the fourth shelf from the bottom or the second shelf from the top:
Sitting on top
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
The Alehouse at the End of the World by Stevan Allred
Stacked: left to right
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, illus. by Magali Villeneuve
I don’t count this as read since I didn’t read this particular edition. But I intend to so I can look at the pretty pictures.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
One of Us by Craig DiLouie
The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heap by H.G. Parry
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp
Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner ★★★★☆
I buddy-read this with Millie from Milliebot Reads earlier this year and we both liked it. It’s about a young woman who leaves her conservative country to pursue her study in magic and gets caught up in helping to solve a murder. It’s slow paced, but I enjoyed it.
Already Dead by Charlie Huston
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
Cold Iron by Miles Cameron
The Bear by Andrew Krivak
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett ★★★☆☆
The second novel in the Witches subseries of the Discworld absurd fantasy series. It’s about three witches trying to save their kingdom from a tyrant, who usurped the king to gain the throne. It’s a fun read. I really enjoyed it.
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett ★★★☆☆
The first novel in the Witches subseries of the Discworld absurd fantasy series. It’s about a girl who becomes the first female wizard in Discworld.
Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb ★★★☆☆ ½
The second book in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, which, so far, is the last set of books in the larger Realm of the Elderlings series.
Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb ★★★★☆ ½
The third book in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, which, so far, is the last set of books in the larger Realm of the Elderlings series. It made me so sad because it’s (supposedly) the end. I’m hoping for more books.
Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb
Me and Emily at Embuhleeliest (my buddy-reader in all things Hobb) plan to start on these books very soon… or maybe we already have. I’ve no idea when this post will be published.
Renegade Magic by Robin Hobb
Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb ★★★★☆
The first book in the Liveship Traders trilogy, which is the second set of books in the larger Realm of the Elderlings series. It’s about a merchant family trying to regain its lost liveship, a ship that is alive. I recently reread it by audio. It’s still hard for me to work through the beginning, but the worldbuilding and what I know will come next is totally worth it.
Total books in this row = 31
How many I completed = 6
How many I will unhaul = 0
Total shelves so far = 4
Total books so far = 381
How many completed = 121
How many I will unhaul = 12