During the past couple of weeks I have read some books (surprise!) and I also got a couple of new books from the library.
Three library books:
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: I love Neil Gaiman‘s writing, but strangely I am not addicted to his writing. So every few years I feel this itch of “it’s about time to read a Neil Gaiman book”. And when I have to scratch it, well, then I usually find one that I haven’t read. This half-decade’s pick is The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Also, it’s Halloween season!
- Snuff by Terry Pratchett: I’ve been a fan of his Discworld series for almost twenty years (nineteen, to be exact). Somehow, I missed this novel. It’s publication must have coincided with the birth of one of my kids. It’s a Nightwatch novel that has Sam Vimes going to the country.
- Shift (Silo #2) by Hugh Howey: Reading Wool (Silo #1) is so much fun, I need to have part two of the series, so I can continue reading it, if I feel I must. (Although, technically, Shift is the prequel to Wool, reading it will definitely be interesting.)
One digital review copy:
- Sand by Hugh Howey (from the book’s UK-publisher, Random House UK, Cornerstone via NetGalley): I saw this on NetGalley and thought “My request to review this book will be denied, but I’ll request it anyway.” and the novel’s publisher was so nice as to grant my request. This leaves me with a total of two Hugh Howey novels to read.
Those are all books that I am excited about and I am just a bit worried that I am overloading myself. I will not buy, borrow or request any additional books until I have read at least three books from my TBR-pile.
I am still reading Neil Clarke‘s Upgraded Anthology. I am enjoying it, but my progress is slow. There are 26 stories in that book and I read it one story at the time. I can’t read it all in one stretch: That would result in cyborg story overload. I will eventually finish this anthology and write up a review then. (How does one review an anthology, I wonder?)
In novel reading, I am not reading anything in parallel at the moment (apart from the anthology): I am reading Wool by Hugh Howey. It’s good. Wool is one of those books that grabs me and makes me want to read and read and read, and not stop. I expect to finish it soon. A review will be up either this week or next week.