We’re in a rut, doing little reading while supervising two landscaping jobs, one in the back garden and one out front, including a new lawn. It’s the wrong time of year for this, but on the other hand the landscaper guys are glad of the work. It’s raining hard now and supposed to continue for the next week. Everything is and will continue to be soaked.
I’ve read several short stories, but that’s it, a couple from the Locked Room Mystery collection, a couple from The Science Fiction Omnibus, and a few from the Big Book of Christmas Mystery Stories. It’s hard to get through those big, fat collections, but there is good stuff in them. The best short story I read was “The Box” by James Blish, first published in the April 1949 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Barbara’s reading has slowed as well, and she’s still plugging away on A Fear of Dark Water by Craig Russell. She’s been busy quilt making, Christmas gift shopping, watching football with me, and supervising that landscaping stuff. That is just about wrapped up (expect a post with pictures soon) but then the holidays interfere. Who knows when we’ll get our reading back on track.
Hope you are all reading and enjoying the run-up to the holidays!
How about you?
Have you read these books or authors?
What are you reading?