Inspired by John Scalzi, I thought I’d poll all my readers out there and see what you are reading this weekend.

Books, magazines, blogs, whatever.

I’m reading Ross Macdonald’s Meet Me at the Morgue for fiction, Gotham Central Book 1: In the Line of Duty by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark in the graphic novel category and since I’m leading a book club session on it in a couple of weeks, I’m planning on spending a fair bit of time wth Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Magazine-wise, I’ll be taking a look at the most recent issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction.

For those that are interested in following my reading adventures, I’m on GoodReads here.


  1. #2 David
    October 8, 2011

    V.1 of Gaiman’s Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
    V.1 of Hill’s Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
    Priest’s Boneshaker
    and a Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

  2. #3 Pat
    October 8, 2011

    “The Believing Brain” and “Enabling Creative Chaos”

  3. #4 Grad student
    October 8, 2011

    Gunfight by Adam Winkler. (A book about DC v. Heller)
    The October Horse by Colleen McCullough. (The last days of the Roman Republic)
    Supreme Power by Jeff Shesol. (About FDR’s court packing scheme)

  4. #5 spurge
    October 8, 2011


    Neal Stephenson

  5. #6 Vasha
    October 8, 2011

    Just finished a biography of Eudora Welty and her novel The Ponder Heart (links to my reviews); currently reading The Optimist’s Daughter by the same author. Can’t work up much enthusiasm, I’m afraid; even though I can see why she’s a good writer, somehow her characters’ emotional dilemmas leave me cold and her comedy doesn’t make me laugh.

  6. #7 Wilk
    October 8, 2011

    Provinces of Night by William Gay
    Reflective Knowledge by Ernest Sosa
    Critical Theory for Library and Information Science edited by Leckie, Given, & Buschman
    The Cage Keeper by Andre Dubus, III

  7. #8 Louise
    October 9, 2011

    Just finished ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, now reading ‘Nomad: From Islam to America.’

  8. #9 RBH
    October 10, 2011

    Just finished John Sandford’s “Shock Wave,” starting Dan Barker’s “Godless.”

  9. #10 Marianne
    October 10, 2011

    I just started Helen Grant’s The Glass Demon… but you maybe knew that already via goodreads:)

  10. #11 Bonnie
    October 11, 2011

    I’m getting started on James Gleick’s The Information

  11. #12 bibliotecaria
    October 11, 2011

    The Vikings by Robert Ferguson
    Four Max Carrados stories by Ernest Bramah
    I’m about to pick up a romance for some really light reading.
    Plus I’m in the middle of Ring of Fire III by Eric Flint. Since it is a bunch of short stories, that’s not really difficult.

  12. #13 Michelle
    October 11, 2011

    Managing your manager : how to get ahead with any type of boss by Gonzague Dufour.

    Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

  13. #14 Donna
    October 25, 2011

    Robert J. Sawyer
    The WWW Trilogy: Wake, Watch, Wonder

    Love him for his near-future tech and the “OMG this could really happen” factor.

  14. #15 John Dupuis
    October 25, 2011

    Thanks, everyone! Keep ’em coming!

  15. #16 Gary Harper
    April 6, 2012

    Hope’s Landfall By M J Murcott

    It is an interesting tale of exploration, no lasers and explosions but more real science than most science fiction books.

    Before that just completed David Gemmell’s Hero in the shadows

    which is very similar to the other Drenai saga books combining an assassin magic and morality.

  16. #17 Elizabeth
    May 9, 2015

    In studying the Lew Archer novels of Ross Macdonald I’ve tried to identify certain characteristics, themes, motifs, images – call them what you like – that crop up frequently throughout the various books. I don’t claim that the following are particularly important or have any special significance or meaning; nor do I say this is a comprehensive list.

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