Stef (firecat) wrote,

Wednesday reading meme

What are you currently reading?

Paper books:
I read half of Redshirts by John Scalzi and gave up. I just don't like his fiction-writing style.
I've read the first four chapters of Everyday Language of White Racism, Jane Hill. Anthropology. Upsetting but really interesting and well written. I'll make a post on it later.

Ebook on my iPad: Still picking my way through Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Ebook on my smart phone: The Big Meow, Diana Duane. This is the 3d Cat Wizards book, the one she self-published in installments. Still liking it a lot, but I mostly only read it in cars and doctors' offices so I'm not getting through it very fast (which means not too many doctors' offices. Yay!).

Audiobook: Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside, #2) by Simon R. Green. This is a humorous horror series that seems like it would mainly appeal to fans of heavy-metal music...not sure I can explain what I mean by that. Well written, well narrated, in a delightfully over the top way. I'm liking this book better than the first novel in the series, Something From the Nightside. My first encounter with the series was a short story, "The Difference a Day Makes," in the anthology Mean Streets. That and "Noah's Orphans" (from the Remy Chandler series by Thomas E. Sniegoski) were the best stories in the anthology. The other stories were by Jim Butcher and Kat Richardson, neither of whom I particularly care for.

What did you recently finish reading?

Audio: "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", a Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Free short story from Audible. (Here is the link; you have to have an Audible account to get it, but I don't think you have to be a member: Well narrated by Alan Cumming.

Audiobook: Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1) by Lian Hearn. Lian Hearn is a pen name of Gillian Rubinstein. Most of her books are YA. This one is semi-historical fantasy set in a land an whole lot like feudal Japan after the introduction of Christianity. I started out thinking it was too full of clichés. I still think it's full of clichés, but also think they are really well done and entertaining clichés, without a lot of stuff that annoys me added on. I bought the next one.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I want to read An Exchange of Hostages by Susan R. Matthews because she's going to be a guest of honor at FogCon.

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