Currently Reading (Nov. 24)

Beware! I’m currently in one of those places where I’m reading a million books at once. It’s kinda fun, but mostly frustrating. I just want to FINISH ONE.

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (non-fiction). A reread! I really liked this the first time I read it, and this time is no different. I need to get some of his other books and read those, too. Kitchen Confidential

March to the Stars by David Weber and John Ringo (scifi). WOAH, there was a huge plot development about halfway through and it was awesome! And now they’re like two steps away from the space port. FINALLY.

To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek through the Heart of Africa by Nina Sovich (non-fiction). I’m liking this travel memoir, mostly because Nina isn’t making travel easy on herself. I think she’s deliberately putting herself into bad situations, but not because she wants something “better” to write about. It’s like she’s punishing herself, almost? Anyway, it’s good reading.

Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (fantasy). I’m about 40 minutes from the end of this audiobook. I’ve read it before, though it’s been so long I’d mostly forgotten about it. It’s ALMOST like reading it for the first time again. A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (YA scifi). Turns out I can understand this book BETTER when I’m hopped up on cold medicine! Now that I’m mostly over my cold, it’s slow-going.

Pinkerton’s Great Detective by Beau Riffenburgh (non-fiction). I’d really like to have read more than two pages of this, but the fact that they didn’t include the notes/bibliography IN the book really pissed me off for some reason. I’m one of those people who do check notes, so being tied to a computer while reading a book is super annoying.

What’re you reading this week?

Obsidian & blood Nekropolis Archives Pantomime

Added to the TBR pile:
Pantomime by Laura Lam (YA Fantasy/GLBTQ).
The Nekropolis Archives by Tim Waggoner (fantasy/mystery).
Obsidian and Blood by Aliette de Bodard (historical fantasy).

Kobo has some REALLY GOOD coupon codes available now, including a 95%-off (95comic) and 80%-off (80Nvbr)! Also a 75%-off (75off) and an unlimited-use 50%-off (UNLIMITED50). I bought these three books yesterday (technically two of them are omnibuses and so they’re really three books in one! Ha!) and I have a feeling I’m going to be buying more soon. Woohoo!

I also bought a year’s subscription to Crossed Genres magazine, on the recommendation of Memory. It’s only $15 for twelve issues and two biannual collections, so go check it out!

I ALSO backed the Big Bang Press Kickstarter project, because it sounds amazing and I really want to read those three books. There’s only 30 days to go and like $30,000 more to be raised, so please chip in if you think it’s a worthy cause!

2 thoughts on “Currently Reading (Nov. 24)”

  1. Ugh, Sourcery is the book that put me off Terry Pratchett — I hated it, and then I lost the library copy and nearly had to pay for the whole book out of my allowance (it turned up right at the last minute). Not really fair to the book, but there you are.

    I’m reading Julie Phillips’s biography of Alice Sheldon (James Tiptree Jr). It is so interesting! When she was little her family went sojourning into Central Africa, which at the time had no infrastructure to support tourism, and her parents were very invested in her being a happy little girl who loved Africa. Which she was sometimes! But other times she was really frightened that cannibals would eat her, and she couldn’t tell anyone how scared she felt because it would disappoint her parents.

    1. I am not whelmed with Sourcery, let alone overwhelmed, but I think that’s because I’m not overly fond of Rincewind. And I’ve read so many other Pratchett books which are a millions times better, which makes it worse. (Sorry about the fines, btw! I currently owe $3 to my library and I’m afraid to show my face.)

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