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Reading Wednesday meme

What are you currently reading?

Ebook on my iPad: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold

Paper book on my nightstand: The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer On hold

Paper book from library: A Gun for Sale, Graham Greene. Picked this up because we recently saw a movie based on it, This Gun for Hire, which we liked a lot. One very interesting difference between the movie and the book: In both, the assassin, Raven, has a physical feature that makes it harder for him to hide from the police. In the movie, it's a deformed wrist. In the book, it's a cleft lip ("harelip"). I have mixed feelings about the trope of "person with deformity becomes a criminal partly as a result of deformity," but Greene explores stigma in a pretty interesting and compassionate way.

Ebook on my smart phone: The Big Meow, Diana Duane. This is the 3d Cat Wizards book, the one she self-published in installments. This got off to a slow start, but I'm liking it a lot now that I'm about halfway through.

Audiobook: Probability Moon, Nancy Kress. I'm not sure I like this. It wasn't a good choice for after The New Moon's Arms because the way it starts, at least, is a lot drier. But it was the next book in the playlist and I was busy doing something when it started so I just kept going.

What did you recently finish reading?

Audiobook: The New Moon's Arms, Nalo Hopkinson. I really liked the protagonist; she's middle-aged and has a wonderfully complex personality. The narrator, Gin Hammond, is superb. I did mostly figure out the plot twist.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I almost never know what I'll pick until the time comes, but I have The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and Octavia Butler's Lilith's Brood on my nightstand.

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Jan. 9th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Ebook on my iPad: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
Hah! Me too (on Kindle)
Jan. 10th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Ooo, I know Gin Hammond. I mean, not really, but I saw her at Arena Stage in DC once, and she teaches acting and voice in Seattle. Maybe I'll buy the book! I've been meaning to take her class.
Jan. 10th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
Ooh, the Big Meow is out now? I lost track of it being published. I will have to get a copy!
Jan. 10th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
ebook only so far.
Jan. 10th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
I read most of my books in ebook format these days, so that's a plus for me. :)
Jan. 10th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed The New Moon's Arms on audiobook as well. The main premise about the hot flashes was what drew me in but I really liked it overall, and was especially intrigued by her inner ruminations about accepting male bisexuality.
Jan. 11th, 2013 03:16 am (UTC)
You might like Silver Moon
Another book involving menopause and unexpected happenings!
Jan. 11th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
I keep meaning to read Cryoburn, so I can get to the next one.

I've read The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, but a long time ago.
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