So here’s something that’s been bouncing around my noggin for a little while now. Diversifying what I write about. Specifically: Books! What I think of the stuff I read. Possibly joining in group read-along events again. That kind of thing.

Back in the day, I would have absolutely done so on a separate blog entirely. But back in the day, I also never managed to last a full year of uninterrupted posting on my projects. So perhaps that isn’t the best of yardsticks to be considering. Better, more successful examples include the likes of Bhagpuss and Belghast with their musical diversions right on the main blog.

Bhagpuss and Belghast both hold some part in providing the inspiration, but in terms of actually making the shift from bouncy-thought to something resembling action really came about with the return of Jaedia / Hannah to active blogging status again after some time away.

Why?

Well; some of my best blogging-memories come from a time when Jae and I worked together on her Once Upon a Time blog. True- the joy of this was less about the fact we were writing about books and more about the collaboration and co-operative effort.

Still, it seems enough to have tipped the scales from just thinking about it all to actually doing something about it. This weekend I think I’ll go through the process of setting up a ‘Currently reading’ section and see what integrations Goodreads has available these days. Finding the right balance of things so as not to overpower the gaming side of things (which will still be my primary focus!) is going to be an interesting thing to hit.

In the meantime, if you’re curious about what I read and therefore might cover? Well, let me just borrow what I wrote for the ol’ about page. :)

“If I’m reading, more often than not it is something belonging to the Fantasy genre. Occasionally it might be something Sci-Fi. Less often again, something else! Contemporary day Spy Thrillers, or even Horror sometimes tickles my fancy.”

Right now, I’m making a return to Raymond E. Feist. An author I was introduced to with ‘Magician‘ and the world of Midkemia as a teen. Some 30-odd books later, Feist is done with Midkemia and all the characters within. I thought he might’ve retired at that point, but no! There is a new series in a new world.

King of Ashes set in the world of Garn kicks off The Firemane Saga. The first book actually published back in 2018 but I’ve apparently been a bit out of the loop. This one I didn’t warm to immediately but have since become more engrossed. Only about 50% of the way through though, so we’ll see how it goes when I’m done. At least if this one does end on a cliffhanger, I won’t have to wait for the second book. It came out last year. It looks like I will have to wait for the third though. D’oh.

Still- between Patrick Rothfuss, George R. R. Martin and Scott Lynch, waiting for books is something I’m well versed in.