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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Here's a meme that's doing the rounds


To play along, just answer the following three questions…

• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you’ll read next?


I'm currently reading several books. Since I've had a Kindle I've found I'm happy to skip from one book to another, although not without conscience as I'm not a natural book-hopper. In the past, if I ever read two books at once, one of them would be fiction and the other would be non-fiction of some kind. Now, however, I have become a promiscuous reader, dipping into one book after another as the fancy takes me. It's so easy when you can get a new book without leaving your chair - and excellent for reading on public transport! My selection at the moment includes The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge; Catalina by DannyFahey; Daughters of Icarus by Josie Brown; The Emotional Thesaurus by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman; Saxons, Vikings and Celts by Bryan Sykes; Dangerous Women, (an anthology edited by George RR Martin and Gardner Duzois); Hal Junior: The Missing Case by Simon Haynes, William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher and Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff.


The book I most recently finished is The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography by Alan Jacob. I shall write a review when I've had a few days to think about it. It's actually a biography of the prayer book, not of a person, and it is of considerable interest to me for several reasons. You'll find out what they are when the review turns up here!

What shall I read next? Well, I have a To-Be-Read pile taller than I am, and it will not get any shorter because I keep buying more. The newer books are nearly all in Kindle format, and it's just too easy - they are inexpensive and can be downloaded onto my Kindle with just one click on Amazon! I feel guilty for book-hopping and not finishing some of them in a timely manner, but I suspect that this is the new pattern of reading for many people. It has its problems, of course - if I leave some of the books alone for several weeks I find I can't remember which one is which! However, I am getting behind with Marianne de Pierres's output - I haven't read the last two Tara Sharp novels yet, and de Pierres has a new Sci-Fi Western
called Peacemaker coming out soon,  so one of these could be my next read. Here's the cover of the latest book, to whet your appetites!

Please pick this meme up and run with it if you want to - and do leave a message on this post to tell me where to find your answers!

2 comments:

Jo said...

Your reading is much to erudite for me these days. I mostly stick to non fiction and predominantly fantasy or sci fi. Like you I have a lot of reading on my Kindle. I don't buy paper books any more, if I want to read such a book, I go to the library to borrow it. There are many books out there which are just too expensive if you read as much as I do.

Satima Flavell said...

Yes, Jo, I suspect that within a couple of decades there will be very few print books about - probably only those that are decorative and heavily illustrated, and they will be prestige items. It's a shame, but e-books are heaps cheaper to produce and take up no space in the home. Despite two drastic culls in the last few years, I still have several hundred books in hard copy and my apartment is so tiny that the books take up a disproportionate amount of space! I notice that some libraries will even lend out e-books!

None of that stuff is very erudite. Brian Sykes and Alan Jacob are both easy to read, and several of the others are 'pop psychology' and therefore aimed at a non-academic readership. The others are all fantasy, my favourite reading!

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