Realizing a new Cork O’Conner novel by William Kent Krueger is coming next month, I thought I’d better see where I was in that series. I’m much further behind that I realized, so I’ve started Vermillion Drift, which is the 10th in the series, leaving me with – once I finish it – five still to go! How could I have let myself get so far behind on a series that I love by one of my very favorite authors?
I’m also reading Mind Changer, an SF novel by James White and a mystery anthology, plus (gasp!) something new just came in. In addition to the Krueger there’s the new Louise Penny coming, and for me she’s a drop-everything-and-read-it author.
Barbara finished Henning Mankill’s The Fifth Woman and is reading The Yard by Alex Grecian. From the description, it sounds like one I’d like to read too.
Though last week I said “I’m getting tired of a steady diet of graphic novels, and after this week will be slowing down some” I’ve kept at it anyway. I really want to get through the table full of the graphic novels and get them out of the way, whether that means in a box or into the recycle bin. (click to see them larger)
Planetary – All Over the World by Warren Ellis, one of my favorite collections. This is a clever, insightful, original comic that I just loved back in 2000 when this was published. I still do.
Nightwing – Huntress written by Devin Grayson, art by Greg Land. This collects the Cosa Nostra storyline. Nightwing – Big Guns written by Chuck Dixon, art by Greg Land. Nightwing was a favorite for a while during this time (2003). Nightwing – The Hunt For Oracle also written by Chuck Dixon, art by Greg Land. Really strong storyline on this one, it’s another very good one. Robin – Unmasked written by Bill Willingham, art by Rick Mays. In the chronology of Batman and his several sidekicks, this is the third Robin, Tim Drake, who lives with his father and stepmother. His father discovers Tim’s secret and goes ballistic forbidding his son to continue.
You’ll notice a tendency toward DC over Marvel here. I wasn’t a big Marvel fan.
How about you?
What are you reading?