I’m still reading Old Mars the collection of “old style” science fiction, and fantasy stories about Mars, edited by George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois. It’s good, or most of the stories are, I’m entertained, yet I’m making slow progress. I’ve just had a lot of distractions, including outdoor activities since the weather here has been very nice.
I started, then set aside The Dragons of Ordinary Farm. The library books piled up and I decided to read them first. I’m just about to start The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein, a YA novel about a twelve-year-old boy. He discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive. The idea seems reminiscent of the Inkheart books, but we’ll see.
She is now reading Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell, which may be the first Kurt Wallander novel, not counting the later-written prequel short story collection, Pyramid. She’s trying to read the series in written chronological order (instead of translated order).
Have you read these books or authors?
What are you reading?
note: replys may be late, as today (Monday) is a dentist day…ouch.