Thursday, July 11, 2013

What are you reading?

Just a small stack of the print books I have to read.
Trying not to think of my huge eBook list.
I hope you checked in yesterday with the 52 Book Challenge.

I am trying to use the Challenge to both keep up with new releases and make it through the very large stack of books on my shelf.

With tha in mind, I recently read TL Costa's excellent new YA Sci fi with gamers, Playing Tyler, as well as Ben Aaronovitch's magical Moon Over Soho, book 2 of the wonderful Peter Grant series.

This weekend I am finishing the vampiric Generation V by ML Brennan and will be starting Urban Shaman by CE Murphy. With Shaman I'm also using another reading exercise: the buddy read. Or maybe we should call it the minion read (I don't care, I'll be a reading minion). It's very simple, you team up with one or more people and start the book at the same time, checking in periodically and sharing your thoughts on the book. So far it has moved more than a few books from the TBR list to the Read column.

What are you reading this weekend? Do you ever buddy read?
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10 comments:

  1. You should let me know when you're gonna start Hammered. That's in my TBR pile too!

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    1. Hmm, I have Hexed on my TBR pile. With a little notice (so I can catch up) I'd be up for a read-along of Hammered! I really enjoyed Retribution Falls too. I've been looking to get my hands on the further adventures of the crew of the Ketty Jay ever since.

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    2. I, too, have been meaning to pick up that series. Shall we do a group read?

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    3. Yes, yes we should do a group read!

      (You can't see me, but I'm doing a happy dance)

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  2. I'm reading The Shambling Guide to New York and the deeper I get, the more I don't like it. It's getting more and more obnoxious with the cliches. The heroine is caustic, a society that's existed forever (which she only found out about a month before) suddenly can't survive without her, and everybody wants to eat her or get in her pants.

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    1. I have this one on my shelf too. I'm going to try it, but I have readjusted my expectations. Which, weirdly enough, might be just what it takes for me to enjoy it (funny how that happens sometimes).

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  3. Hopefully, I can finish my re-read of The Eyre Affair (One on my favorite books) and get started on The Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway and/or The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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  4. I'm catching up on the Feist novels, reading light YA or MA novels in between. I plan on taking A Game of Thrones with me to Ireland, although I think I'll only read one book per year so the wait won't be so long.

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