Monday, November 12, 2007

Bookworm alert

Damage done on NaWriMo today: 1,005 words

I finally finished reading The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie yesterday. I'll be saving my thoughts on the book for a real review, but it was slow reading. 432 pages of dialog, description, and action had nothing to do with it. I've just found myself not reading as much before bed...or any other time during the day. Spring and summer weather is my favorite reading weather, but the colder it gets the more I just want to cozy up with a blanket, some hot chocolate, and watch a flick.

At the moment I'm enjoying Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult. I've found her pacing and characters to be right up my alley, making the book go fairly fast. Then I'm off to tackle two Hugo-winning books one after the other: Dune by Frank Herbert and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.

After that I'm unsure of what I want to read next, which is...odd. There's probably a good 50 or more books in my apartment that I haven't gotten to yet. But where to begin? Oi, the trouble with being a bookworm...

4 comments:

TK42ONE said...

Read a book about birds. It's enough to make any bookworm squirm in terror.

Paul Abbamondi said...

All right then. Know any good genre books featuring lots of birds? :P

TK42ONE said...

Try Ploughman's Son and Ploughman King by Kurt R. A. Giambastiani. Not a lot of birds, but enough to creep you out.

Daniel Ausema said...

Bridge of Birds? I don't know that it has lots of birds, but they're at least in the title (and it's a great book besides--set in "a China that never was...but should have been.")