The Reading Room is a weekly update on books I'm reading and planning to read. It was inspired by the feature On Myshelf at the blog All By Myshelf.
Well, I finally finished The Iron King last week. It wasn't horrible but it definitely wasn't outstanding - it remained extremely mediocre right through until the end. When I was feeling more optimistic, I downloaded one of the eBooks that goes with the series on my Nook since it was free, but reading it would require reading the rest of the series, and unless it improves drastically I'm not sure I'm up for that.
This week's reading list is looking much more promising. I'm still working on Lights on the Nile and The Fire, but I did grab a few new books from the school library on Thursday during our Reading Competition meeting.
The first was Firebirds Soaring, the third in a series of science fiction and fantasy anthologies edited by Sharyn November. The first two were absolutely phenomenal, and so far I'm really enjoying this one. The stories are as interesting and unique, and I love the illustrations that have been added - they really add another layer to the book. The only downside of reading this book is that it's the last Firebirds anthology, so I'll have to start looking elsewhere for my short story collections once I finish it.
It took me awhile to decide what my second book would be, but I finally settled on The Crowfield Demon, the sequel to The Crowfield Curse. It was on display and caught my eye as soon as I wandered back into the fiction section. I read The Crowfield Curse awhile ago but still remember it because it was pretty awesome; hopefully the sequel will be just as good.