I am going to give this blogging thing another shot. I am pretty good about scheduling the Sunday Night Music feature, but actually blogging something not so much.
So tonight I am sitting and doing Dina layout proofs on a flash fiction and poetry collection. I am almost done with it. It has taken me far longer than it should have and that’s all on me.
Still, I am doing things and maybe someday soon I will actually get to all of the business type emails that have been sitting only inbox. This is an open apology to anyone I haven’t answered yet. I will get there. I promise.
That’s it for the first of what I hope to make a daily practice. Not something smart or stimulating, but a start and that’s what counts.
The books finished during my reading:
- Dead Reckoning – William Dresden. I picked this up to support a new author. It’s a horror novella, so be warned. It has an intriguing premise. I am going to keep an eye out for another book in the same universe.
- Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld – Jack Halpern. Fascinating look into the debt industry. A little scary and only slightly outdated. It wraps up in 2015.
- Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest – A. Lee Martinez. Totally worth the romp. Sublimely ridiculous and still heartwarming with just enough tension. A great balancing act.
- The Master of Dreams – Mike Resnick. First book in a trilogy. I really wish the rest were already available.
Books started and not completed
- Billions and Billions – Carl Sagan
- The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun – EV Cunningham
- Blue Plate Special – Kate Christensen
- Lies Sleeping- Ben Aaronovitch
So, I have a plan to spend the majority of this weekend just reading. Excepting the D&D hours and religious obligations. So, let’s see what gets read this weekend.
I will be posting books on Goodreads as I finish them and I will do a tie-up post here. Maybe there’s something on my list which you will be interested in too.
I was left alone in a bookstore all by myself. This is a dangerous state of affairs. Here’s what I picked up.
- Hyperspace – Michio Kaku : Because I am a nerd and love physics.
- Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahaln : Because I was listening to a podcast and they discussed this unique viewpoint into a disease I’d never heard of and I have to read it
- Coin Heist – Elisa Ludwig : Teenage heist movie in book form. I’m game for heist books in general and this one was on sale
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter – Theodora Goss : I saw the sequel and decided to read the first one before jumping into the one that’s twice the size of it. Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, Holmes, and Watson — it sounds like my jam.
- The Master of Dreams – Mike Resnick : The cover caught me.
- Lies Sleeping – Ben Aaronovitch : The next in the Rivers of London Series. I’ve read almost all of them and plan to finish the one before this one before the end of the month, so I had to get the next one.
- Kill the Farm Boy – Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne : I’m pretty sure I’ve read both of these authors in different forms, but, well, it involves a talking goat. I couldn’t resist. (Hint: Read Scapegoats by Andrew Grell, talking goats and quests)
- Swan’s Way – Marcel Proust (Lydia Davis Trans.) : I’ve wanted to read Proust for awhile, but my French just isn’t good enough to do it in the original language.
- Krav Maga – David Kahn : I think this one is self-explanatory.
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