Sunday, January 28, 2024

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | January 28

Hello, friends! I missed posting an update last weekend because I got thoroughly sucked into the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Do you play? I'm not even sure how it happened, but my husband and three kids were suddenly wanting to play D&D with me, and none of us had ever played before. Before they could change their minds, I rushed out and bought a starter set. Even with the bare bones rules and small adventure, it was 80 pages of rules and story to learn! While this is certainly smaller than the three 300 page books you normally have to read to learn D&D (what!), it was a lot.

This was my Dungeon Master setup by Sunday morning:

I still have no idea what I'm doing, but we had a lot of fun and plan to play regularly.

All of this to say I didn't read anything at all this week that wasn't D&D related!

Posted over the last two weeks


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

I wound up dnf'ing The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon 200 pages in, but maybe I'll come back to it some day. I did post some thoughts on The Priority of the Orange Tree.

Top Ten Tuesdays:

Bookish Goals for 2024

Books I Meant to Read in 2023 but Didn’t Get To

  • The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher

On My Wishlist:

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher

Currently Reading

 Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire 

I'm planning to focus on finishing Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire this week and then we'll see where my mood takes me!

I hope you all have an excellent week!

This post is being shared as part of The Sunday Salon at ReaderbuzzBook Date’s It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.


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  1. My brother and his friends regularly played D & D in high school. I was older and always busy working. I LOVED The Tainted Cup.

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  2. I have never played D&D. Sounds like you really got into it. Have a wonderful week, Jen ☕📚🪱😊

  3. I haven't played D&D since the 80s, but I love seeing that it is still being enjoyed by many

  4. Currently reading The Tainted Cup right now and it's amazing. Robert Jackson Bennett has been a favorite of mine for a while now, and this new series does not disappoint. Have fun with D&D!

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  5. I haven't played D&D in forever, but I remember it being a lot of fun. My favorite part was always rolling for a new character. :D Enjoy your week.

  6. I've never played D&D but I've always wondered about it. I'm glad you and your family had fun and are going to continue playing. :D Sometimes this type of thing is more important than reading a book or two. Have a a great week!

  7. How fun! Welcome to D&D!! Tomb of Annihilation is a fun scenario.

  8. I got a copy of The Priory of the Orange Tree from the library, but I ended up sending it back unfinished.

    I've always been curious about Dungeons and Dragons. I hope you and your family enjoy it.

  9. I've never played D&D. Sounds like you and your family had fun. I recently bought a copy of The Priory of the Orange Tree because of the dragons. Now, I'm not excited to put it on my reading calendar. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. I've never played D&D, but I'm glad you're enjoying it! I don't know how I'd do with 80 pages of rules. I feel like I'd forget the majority of them.


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