Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Reading status

Several factors affect how much I read; these two are the main ones:
1) Social interaction
2) Craftiness

The past half year I have been both spending time outside of work with other living people not in my computer, and been rather crafty. Thus, less read than normal.

I reread the Maisie Dobbs books, I read the neweset Pern book (Todd McCaffrey), I read some fantasy - Poison Study (Maria Snyder), Graceling (Kristin Cashore), The Snow Queen, The Serpent's Shadow (both by Lackey), the Paksenarrion trilogy (Elizabeth Moon), and The Floating Island (Elizabeth Haydon). I read The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson (one of my favourite authors), two mysteries by Tony Hillerman, and now I am reading Inda (Sherwood Smith) and Antarctica (KSR) paralell, though I like Antarctica so much that I believe I will finish that one before picking up Inda again. Antarctica might very well wind up on my Top5 list of books I like if it keeps this up. The fantasy literature I mostly chew through is all well and good but the reason I read it is undeniably that it is "light" literature, quick easy reads with mostly happy endings, and rarely something that makes a mark. Antarctica, being very-close-future, is a different piece of cake and one that thoroughly sates my appetite.

My to-read stack is vast and deep, and very varied in both genre and topic, so who knows where I will head next.

But first: Antarctica. Building new bookshelves and work corner (old furniture cluttering up that corner already out, thanks to H for the help! Now just to hope I will get it sold...). Finishing two pairs of socks that lack toes. Get well from this damned cold.

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