Monday, December 28, 2020

Too many books, too little clarity #IMWAYR

It's Monday! What are you reading?  

The kidlit version of #IMWAYR was started by Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts. You can also follow the hashtag on Twitter. 



Unfortunately, no, this is not what I'm reading at the moment. 


If only I'd ordered the audio version of some of these lovely books, I'd be listening to them right now! My vision is still blurry. The ophthalmologist says it's an "unexplained swelling in the retina" of my right eye. The prednisolone eye drops that I have to use three times a day are actually helping or I wouldn't be able to type this. But reading is still difficult and tiring. I have an appointment with the retina specialist in January. I figure it can't be too serious or they wouldn't make me wait a month!

Just another bump in the road that has been 2020. I'm sure you are looking forward to 2021 as much as I am! This year has been mostly horrible but with some wonderful moments (like joining #the21ders in June and getting to know some of my fellow debut authors! And reading some of their wonderful e-arcs before my vision went blurry). 


What I AM reading (slowly) is a physical ARC of another of The21ders' debut novels, GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE by Yvette Clark, coming May 4, 2021 from HarperCollins.  I'm not very far into it yet, because I can't read more than a chapter a day, but I'm already in love with Yvette Clark's writing and her main character, Kitty. 




You can preorder it from the publisher or other book sources. Here's a link to Yvette's website with handy preorder buttons (although I wish they included Bookshop or Indiebound). Or if you preorder it from your local independent bookstore, they will love you forever! And it may help them stay in business during this ongoing pandemic.


What are YOU reading?


And since I won't post again for a while, Happy New Year!




8 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry it's still difficult to read due to your eye troubles! It's definitely befitting of 2020. Glitter Gets Everywhere sounds like an excellent book—I look forward to it being released! Thanks for the great post, and have a happy new year!

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    1. Thanks, Completely! I will get to your post after I've rested my eyes a bit. Happy New Year to you too!

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  2. Joanne, I'm so sorry to hear of your eye difficulties! I know we're experiencing very different eye ailments, but I know it can be downright miserable to be unable to read. :( I hope the eye drops continue to help you in healing. I've been wanting to read Glitter Gets Everywhere as it looks so good. I was surprised when Netgalley declined my request to read it, but I guess that just means I get to let the anticipation build until publication date. :)

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    1. Thanks, Shaye. And I'm sorry you're having trouble reading too. I'm also sorry Netgalley declined your request for Glitter Gets Everywhere. From what I've read so far, it's beautiful. Hope you can read it eventually.

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  3. Happy New Year. And hopefully your vision will clear up sooner rather than later. But audiobooks are there for you in the meantime.

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  4. 2020 sucked in too many ways to count but I did read a lot! Currently reading The Warehouse by Rob Hart. Happy New Year, Joanne, and I hope your vision problem gets sorted out quickly!

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    1. Thanks, Marcy! Glad you got to read a lot in 2020.

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