Suddenly, lots of books. As listed last week, from the library came Liaden Universe Constellations Volume 3, the recently published collection of science fiction short stories by Steve Miller and Sharon Lee. I was about half way through it when John Scalzi’s latest, The End of All Things, arrived. After looking at it I realized I had only vague memories of the preceding book, The Human Division, so I decided to re-read that first, which I did.
Then another library book arrived, one I’d been eagerly awaiting: Man In Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel. After reading Mitchell’s The Bottom of the Harbor earlier this year, I wanted to know more about him. My plan was to finish Constellation 3, then read Man in Profile, and then start the new Scalzi, but when I finished The Human Division I wanted to go straight on with his new book. So now I’m reading The End of All Things and taking a break to dip into Man In Profile now and then. It’s a wealth of riches.
Barbara has been reading up a storm. She finished both Hold the Dark by William Geraldi and The Gift of Darkness by V.M Giambanco. Yes, “dark” in both titles. Yes, both books are dark; that’s what she likes.
Now she’s reading The White Lioness by Henning Mankell. It promises to be…dark. Somehow I don’t think she’s going to be reading a Miss Marple novel any time soon.
How about you? Have you read these
books or authors?
What are you reading?