Media Monday: Recent Reads

Toward the middle of last week, I took a short break so I could just relax a little, watch some TV, and finally get back into reading. It had been entirely way too long since I'd read anything and I was seriously going a bit loopy from it.

I'm learning very early on to take little breaks, because I know myself. I'll just keep working away until I'm so exhausted I'll fall asleep at my desk. When I start to feel the crankiness setting in, I take a little break, shit off the PC and pretend it's not there. It's a lot tougher than it sounds. Generally, I'm a pretty chipper person. So if I'm cranky, it's usually down to one of two things: not enough coffee, or not enough sleep.

Okay, so I had my mini-break and it was time to bust out the books. I turned on my Kindle and sat there. Just sat there staring at it. I had no idea where to start. My tbr list is so GINORMOUS, that when I actually got a moment to read, I couldn't decide! I wasn't in the mood for anything in particular, which didn't help at all. And then, I saw that I hadn't finished a book I had started because I got swept up in the craziness of my last release. Woot! The decision had been made for me. Especially since this book is part of a series and I had the next one sitting on my Kindle, waiting. So, I finally finished Divide & Conquer. I know, it's a crime I didn't finish it in one go, or even over a few days. It's very unlike me to start a book (especially one this awesome) and not finish it. Goes to show how much I needed a break. After that, of course I had Armed & Dangerous.

If you haven't read the series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban, I ask you, what are you waiting for? I LOVE these books. They're just jam packed full of everything. Action, romance, humor, drama, and great characters. I love books that have a bit of everything, and these books are just so much fun to read. I enjoy most MM Romance, but if you've read my books, than you know I love characters who have a sense of humor. Stories with characters who can make me smile or laugh, always leave an impression on me. Anyway, I enjoyed these two immensely, and I was so happy to have more of Julian and Cameron, from Warrior's Cross. I missed those guys. I'll probably end up re-reading it one of these days. 

I also read An Oral Fixation by Piper Vaughn-- a sweet short story that was written for the Love Is Always Write event. I loved the feel of this, because sometimes in life, the timing of things can just suck, and poor Quinn's insecurities-- when it came to the fella he was head over heels in love with, struck me as being so very real. I could understand where he was coming from, and the more I read about him, his feelings, and his situation, the more I wanted things to work out for him. Their trip to the pier made me feel warm and fuzzy all over.    

This week I'm reading Ana Bosch's Art of Death


Followed by Christine Fletcher's Ten Cents A Dance. This isn't MM Romance, but it was recommended by a friend. She read it recently and loved it, and as it's set in the 1940s, she thought I might like it. I'm really looking forward to it. I've even got a hardback and everything! I love my kindle, but I LOVE the feel of a physical book in my hands. 

I've also got the next two Lennox books by Craig Russell to read. So many books, so little time! When I'm not reading MM Romance (which is rare), I tend to read crime/detective/pulp fiction, or fiction set during the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Now I just need more hours in the day! :D

So what are you reading at the moment, or recently read?

x Charlie x

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