That's what I'm doing. I'm reading books. And going the "wrong" way in store aisles when it's convenient.
I'm not accepting any fucking "new normal."
So. What am I reading? Well. Lots of things. I've found a series of books in KU I greatly enjoy, and a series not in KU that I very much like, and do plan to get the rest of. Eventually.
The first series...I've read another trilogy by Marie Andreas, so when I found her Lost Ancients series, especially with the first book temporarily free (since the KU queue was full), I jumped on it. The first book is The Glass Gargoyle, and is wicked fun. Her faerie characters--Garbage Blossom, Leaf Grub, and Crusty Bucket--are original and hilarious, and her main character is well-drawn and interesting, a down-on-her-luck archaeologist. Strongly recommend reading this series. I'll be starting book 4 when I'm done with my current read.
Second series...is definitely a warm blanket with a steaming cup of coffee of a read. The Dreamhealers series by M.C.A. Hogarth features not-quite-aliens...well, they sort of are, sort of aren't. They're certainly not human, but that's because they were engineered and uplifted to sentience by humanity in their distant past...for nefarious purposes. One main character is a winged centauroid, and the other is a human-cousin resembling an elf. Both are "gifted" with strong psychic skills, and part of the book is learning to deal with them without going mad. The book is set in a university graduate-level psychology program, and (quite honestly) feels like home, to me. First hit's free, and I've bought the second. I will be buying the third when I can. These really are warm fuzzies--comfort reads.
A third series that is by turns intriguing and frustrating (on behalf of the characters, by the way, not with the author) is a book I snagged on KU on a whim: Moriarty Meets his Match. I'm halfway through, and having to go between it and something else. It's...a bit of a mind-fuck, and really complex with how the author is setting up the various conflicts and puzzles. Some days, the ones really bad with the ME/CFS fog, I just can't manage it. But the book is a lot of fun.
I'm also reading Jim Curtis's new Rimworld book. It's fucking awesome. I'm a quarter of the way into it, reading between going to bed and going to sleep. It really does make putting the book down and actually going to sleep difficult, especially when pain levels don't want to let me sleep anyway. This is an excellent distraction.
I do have others on my list, but this is what I'm reading, or have just finished, recently.
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