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.
I am reading In Her Name: Empire by Michael Hicks.
V.1 of Gaiman's Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
V.1 of Hill's Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
and a Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder
"The Believing Brain" and "Enabling Creative Chaos"
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)
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.
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
Just finished 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks', now reading 'Nomad: From Islam to America.'
Just finished John Sandford's "Shock Wave," starting Dan Barker's "Godless."
I just started Helen Grant's The Glass Demon... but you maybe knew that already via goodreads:)
I'm getting started on James Gleick's The Information
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.
Managing your manager : how to get ahead with any type of boss by Gonzague Dufour.
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
Robert J. Sawyer
The WWW Trilogy: Wake, Watch, Wonder
Love him for his near-future tech and the "OMG this could really happen" factor.
Thanks, everyone! Keep 'em coming!
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.
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.