Greta van der Rol's Starheart is, embarrassingly, sitting unread on my Kindle. My inner editor, that bitch, wouldn't even let me enjoy that--so I stopped. Because Ms. van der Rol is one of my favorite new authors and I can't bear not enjoying her work.
What I'm reading right now is an old book, one I've read many times before: Dick Marcinko's autobiography, Rogue Warrior. It has been fairly easy to shut that inner editor up for this book, mostly because I think she's afraid he'd hurt her if he found out she had any criticism. Even though he's over seventy. And probably half a world away. Probably. (Never underestimate the power of fear as a tool against your inner voices.) I also powered through a Delilah Devlin short, Two Hot For Teacher, which I enjoyed but did find a few faults with (something I hate, because I love Delilah Devlin; I know for a fact that when I pick up one of her books, I'm going to get exactly what I want).
Going through last week's blog posts led me to a new book I want to read, Lustily Ever After. I have a soft spot for fairy tales and when they're re-imagined for grown ups, I'm like that macro of Fry from Futurama: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. I can't even tell you how many times I've pored lovingly over the Snow White, Blood Red books. But I'm not letting myself download Lustily Ever After. Not yet. I have a to-do list first.
- Review the books I've already read. (This includes the Morgan Selwood books from Greta van der Rol and the Branded books from Stella Deleuze.)
- Finish reading the unread books on my Kindle (Starheart, a book on WWII home life, a few freebies). Review them as necessary.
- Finish my own short story collection.