Before I start with the hop questions, I have a special request this week. I was invited to London last week to cook with Ainsley Harriott, as part of a competition which will see one blogger sent on an international food-finding mission to create a new soup for Ainsley's product range. This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I'm begging here... if you're on Facebook, I'd love it if you could spare a moment to vote for me.
The Book Blogger Hop this week asks, which series do you wish would never end?
This is such a difficult question, because I love good endings, so in reality a never-ending series wouldn't be such a great thing for me. In fact, as any fantasy addict will tell you, it's often a painful process waiting for the next volume of your favourite series to be written and published - let alone waiting for completion of a series! I like long, involved, epic plotlines... but I do like them all to end, eventually.
That said, I'm about to start reading the third Hunger Games novel, and one more (fairly short) book doesn't feel like anywhere near enough to wrap up the whole political situation in Panem. So I wouldn't mind a bit more of that!
This week's Feature & Follow discussion question is what books are you reading right now? As usual, I'm in the middle of a couple of things...
I'm almost at the end of Dragonfly Falling, the second novel in Adrian Tchaikovsky's excellent Shadows of the Apt series. This is quite a long series, and I'm only up to book two, but it's fast become one of my favourite fantasy epics.
For a completely different reading mood, I'm also reading Planet Taco, which is a history of Mexican cuisine, within Mexico and beyond. It's fascinating reading, but quite involved, including a lot of general history from a region I barely know. So I'm reading that one pretty slowly.
It's been another quiet week for purchases, thankfully, but a week in which I've managed to read a reasonable amount. This means I'm finally making a dent in that to-read pile! This week, I've bought:
- Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
- Revenant, by Allan Leverone