I finished The Galactic Gourmet by James White, one of his Sector General science fiction novels. As always, White tells an interesting story in an entertaining way. I love these things, and since this was the first of three novels in an omnibus, I’ll be able to enjoy two more novels.
Current reading is The Long-Winded Lady, notes from The New Yorker by Maeve Brennan. It’s a collection of pieces printed in The New Yorker magazine in the”Talk of the Town” column, each preceded with the notation that “We have received a letter from the long-winded lady…” The pieces appeared mostly in the Sixties, and are so very insightful into life in New York City at the time that they are like portraits. Appearing in a weekly magazine, and only once every couple of month or more, they were both entertaining and thought-provoking. Reading them back-to-back-to-back seemed a bit much, so I’m reading them 4 or 5 at a time while also reading a novel.
Barbara was all set to start reading The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankill when Steven King’s End of Watch finally came up on her library hold shelf. She’s dropped everything and is already about halfway through. She’s enjoying it a lot in spite of some SFF undertones.
How about you?
What are you reading?