Monday, March 23, 2009

A Brief Semi-Not-Really-Hiatus

It must be all the Microsoft exams catching up with me, because I'm needing a bit of a break. The posts for the rest of the week will be a bit more lightweight than usual, except maybe an interview that might come in later this week. I won't be posting a Discovery Showcase this weekend. I'll continue to throw my thoughts up--especially on reads in-process--but no in-depth posts until next week. By then, I should be ready to write a review or two.

I suppose another way to put it is I'm going to be a lazy blogger this week!

What am I reading? I'm balancing three books right now, waiting for one to hook me enough for me to set the others aside. A really tempting review copy came in today, but I'm doing my best to ignore it while I sample The Stranger by Max Frei, Griffin's Shadow by Leslie Ann Moore and The Hunt for Dark Infinity by James Dashner.

What are you reading?

10 comments:

TK42ONE said...

Throw up your thoughts? Isn't that what blogging is all about? Throw up?

Anyway...I'm reading The Sword-Edged Blonde, A Game of Thrones, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, and a few others.

writermomof5 said...

I read Griffin's Daughter by Leslie Ann Moore a few weeks ago so I'll be interested in what you think of the second book! I'm reading TradeWinds by MM Kaye, and just finished a series of SF books I read for research... I'm having fantasy withdrawls.

Tia Nevitt said...

TK, I hope not. Maybe that was a poor choice of words!

I need to buy a paperback copy of The Sword-Edged Blonde. I did my review off a library copy.

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed . . . ? Must be a nonfiction book?

WriterMom, I think I read Trade Winds years ago! I keep meaning to read The Far Pavilions; my dad recommended it to me years ago.

writermomof5 said...

I'll be interested to see what you think of Griffin's Shadow by Leslie Ann Moore, I just finished her first book. I'm now reading Trade Winds by MM Kaye after finished a slew of SF...

TK42ONE said...

Tia - Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is by Alan Alda. A biography of sorts that is quite compelling to read. I'll be reviewing it as soon as I finish (which will be soon).

ediFanoB said...

Tia, we are all human beings or do you come from outer space :>)

I needed a break in my fantasy reading. Now I'm halfway through CALLANDER SQUARE by Anne Perry. I like to read about Victorian age.

"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room."
Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist (1623 - 1662)

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

I hope you enjoy your break. {Smile}

At the moment, I'm trying to finish The Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones before it needs to go back to the library on Friday. I normally read more than one book, but I'll worry about getting back into some when I finish this one. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

superwench83 said...

I finished Watchmen today (now I can finally see the movie!), and I started and finished Alcatraz Versus the Schivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson. So technically, I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I did just finish two books. I actually wandered over here today to get the title of two books you had on here recently, because I'm trying to decide what to read next.

Tia Nevitt said...

Cool! I just love influencing reading habits!

Nancy Beck said...

Let's see...I just finished reading, in the past few weeks, Devlin's Honor, Devlin's Justice (those are books 2 and 3 of the Sword of Change series by Patricia Bray), Armed and Magical (by Lisa Shearin), and now I'm reading Black Powder War by Naomi Novik.

I've had a real need to read lately (although hubby would probably say that's been true for most of my life - and he'd be right! :-)).

I also got away from fantasy for one book, a mystery - with a cat in it. It's Catnap, a Midnight Louie mystery, and it's hilarious! It's set in the book world, at a book convention in Las Vegas. It includes two real, live cats named...wait for it...Baker and Taylor! ;-)

Did I mention it was hilarious?

Of all the fantasy books I've read in the past weeks, the Lisa Shearin book is my fave, because Raine Benares is kick-ass and funny as all get out (and she even has bits of time for romance; a lick 'em and leave 'em kind of thing ;-)). Of course, that one is part of series, although at least some ends are tied up.

I think the next book I'm going to get is the Sword-Edged Blonde; it just sounds so intriguing; plus it combines my two fave genres.

Thanks for your blog, Tia, because without it, I might never have found a lot of the books I now have and enjoy. :-)