It’s a good thing my husband doesn’t read this blog. He doesn’t need to know how much money I’m spending on books. If he was to find out I’d be really hard pressed to continue my complaints about his penchant for spending good money on top-of-the-line single malt whiskey and vintage wing tip shoes. So don’t tell him, y’hear?
After reading Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The Windup Girl’ I found I needed to hunt down his back list and read every single word the man ever wrote. I can’t wait to read his ‘Pump Six and Other Stories.’ I hope these stories are as depressingly grim and beautiful as the related novel.
I’m saving this one for a sunny day. I was depressed for weeks after ‘The Windup Girl.’
And while I was on my sci-fi kick I decided it was time to try out some Jacqueline Lichtenberg. Just look at that old skool pulp cover. I can’t wait to see what lies behind it.
I’m saving this one for a boring lazy Sunday when I think I might go crazy if I don’t get a little excitement.
I really enjoyed Julia Knight’s ‘Ten Ruby Trick,’ so I decided to give ‘Ilfayne’s Bane’ a try. I can get a bit sqeamish with fantasy. I think that, as a child, I must have been savagely bitten by a dogeared copy of Lord of the Rings. But I enjoy her writing style so much I think I’ll be able overlook any annoyingly beauteous elf people (if there even are any)
I’m saving this one for those long evenings at my son’s wrestling practice. It’ll help distract me from all that grunting and sweating coming from the wrestling mat. I hope.
I’d been trying to wait until Joanna Bourne’s wonderful Spymaster series was finished before I started reading them. I’m notoriously impatient when it comes to series and in this case my patience cracked. I bought all three that are so far written and released. I tore through ‘The Spymaster’s Lady’ in less than twenty four hours, am pacing myself a little better on ‘My Lord and Spymaster’ and am looking forward to ‘The Forbidden Rose.’ These are some of the best romance novels I’ve ever read. Absolutely lush and passionate and beautifully written.
I’m not saving these at all. They’re too irresistible.
Thanks to that lovely turkey over at JLCwrites, I’ve been checking out the free editions of the classics at the Kindle book store.
I have two lovely books I’m looking forward to reading. First I found Jane Austen’s ‘Lady Susan.’ I’d never even heard of it even though I consider myself an Austen fangirl.
I’m saving these for my other son’s basketball practice, rare lunch breaks at work and while the kids are watching Harry Potter movies again and again.
It occurs to me that I’m not getting as much of my own writing done as I should be. What a shocker!