January 23rd, 2013
|02:46 pm - What are you reading?|
You know what's kind of neat about no longer having cable TV? I can actually do this meme! I think I've read more books since I moved than I did all last year.
Currently reading Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold. Not as good as other Vorkosiverse books, but definitely entertaining. It's nice to see Ivan's POV.
Also currently reading Why Are You Atheists So Angry? by Greta Christina. Reading in bits because it gets a little repetitive.
Currently rereading The Hobbit, just because, and mostly when I'm in the bathroom. The bathroom thing isn't relevant except that that's where I tend to do rereading because I don't mind putting the book down and coming back to it later.
Also currently rereading one of my own mss because it's on my Nook and I am my own biggest fan. Sue me.
Previously read this month: Old Man's War by Scalzi, and Kim Harrison's latest paperback, A Perfect Blood. So I'll have read three all-new books in one month, which is some kind of record for me since I started working in publishing.
Random observation: OMW I read as ebook; all the others are print.
I think I need to turn off the internet before I can amp up my reading back to previous levels.
Also: if we are not our own biggest fans, then who will me? That's kind of a Hillel-like quote, right?
I find the phenomenon strange, though. Other writers talk about hating their own stuff, or never wanting to read it once the book is done. Whereas I am very much in the "no one was writing the book I wanted to read so I had to write it myself" camp.
Sometimes I have trouble re-reading because I see the mistakes (in earlier work) but overall, yes, since I wrote it, it contains stuff I wanted to read.
The joy of being unpublished is that when I see the mistakes in my older work, I can put a note on it to fix it. :-)
I have an extremely well polished collection of rocks that may or may not be coprolite.
I'm currently reading Snuff, by Terry Pratchett. Previously, I went on a Georgette Heyer bender and read Black Sheep and Devil's Cub, which are two of my favorites.
Incidentally, we are nowhere near ready to send these out yet what with having six more volumes to finish correcting and relettering first, but when we are ready would you be interested in adding the Errant Story collector's edition to your reading list? I know someone who can get you an advance electronic copy. #^-^#'