I’m feeling a little antsy about having so many half-read books on my nightstand. Usually, I only have two books going at the same time (one fiction, one non) but a quick glance through my pile of bookmarked volumes gives me:
NurtureShock and How Children Learn–about child development, one a classic and the other a current controversial read
Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Shaped the World–started to read this one as research for Kai’s book, but I’ve gotten past the part that was most relevant and haven’t decided whether I’ll continue or not.
Flesh and Spirit–first of a duology by Carol Berg. It’s a slower-paced read, but I really don’t mind taking my time over it. I feel so busy juggling balls these days that I can’t afford to lose hours at a stretch to a book right now.
Word Painting–a book about writing description; I’ve been reading this off and on since March? April? I’ve also been meaning to do some blog posts on this topic. I really will get to them. Some day.
Worlds Next Door–Jo sent me this anthology of Australian YA specfic; it includes her story “Graffiti”. Great for when I have time and mental space for only a short self-contained story.
And this list doesn’t even include the books I haven’t cracked open yet. Like Maria Snyder’s Storm Glass, Diana Pharaoh Francis’ The Hollow Crown, Trudi Canavan’s trilogy whose name escapes me…
What’s on your reading pile these days?
Joanne Anderton says
Nice to see World’s Next Door on that list! 🙂
Yes, I’m enjoying the bite-sized fiction. 😀
Interesting thoughts. What’s going right now is an inspirational romance, a fantasy, and a mystery. None of them are sweeping me away. As you may know, the US is in dire trouble right now, in every possible way, so I’ve been studying the constitution and the political history of my country. Plus lots of newspapers and news magazines.
Maybe the reason that the fiction books are not keeping my attention has to do with that, or with my trying to write a novel.
Love your wallpaper.
I’m in the US, so I understand.