Thursday, March 5

What Are You Reading?


I've often stressed the importance of reading so, today, let's talk about what books we're reading. (And, yes, I got this idea from Chuck Wendig!)

At the moment I'm polishing off Brimstone , the fifth book in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s fabulous mystery-thriller series featuring their quirky yet indomitable sleuth Aloysius Pendergast. Preston and Child know how to generate suspense. Their books keep me up until indecent hours!

I'm also reading—and, yes, this book has been on my to-be-read list for a while—The Secret History by Donna Tartt. For some reason I thought the book would be dry and academic, but when I picked it up at the bookstore it hooked me immediately. 

I like having two books cued up, ready to go, so my third book is J.D. Robb's (/Nora Roberts) futuristic mystery-romance Holiday in Death .

If I had to pick one book out as a favorite, one I've read fairly recently, I'd have to go with Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” but “Gone Girl” is fabulous as well. I highly recommend the audiobook since those particular narrators helped bring the characters to life.

What are you reading? What's your favorite genre? Please share!

6 comments:

  1. I'm reading asoiaf:A Feast For Crows, my favorite genre is space sci-fi tho...
    Wish I could write a space sci-fi novel in asoiaf style. Currectly designing and creating the world and characters, AND ! Enjoying your posts everyday :D

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    1. Love GRRM's writing. Powerful. The prologue to asoiaf is one of the best ghost stories I've ever read. Love the idea of creating a sci-fi novel in that style, great idea. (Or even, to start with, a short story.) Thanks for reading. :-)

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  2. I just finished the second book in the Deadworld series by J.N. Duncan and was very happy with the way it ended. I'm onto reading Hammered, the third book in the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. From what I've heard, Thor is in it and I won't like him. Brimstone looks like a read I might be interested in. I'll check it out. Great blog by the way, I read it often. Take care!

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    1. K.D., I've heard good things about The Iron Druid Chronicles, a friend recommended them to me because of my passion for The Dresden Files. I'll have to check out the Deadworld series - love the name! Thanks for reading, and sharing. :-)

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  3. I just started Stephen Donaldson's The Last Dark, the tenth book in the Thomas Covenant trilogy (hah!). The entire ride is prolonged agony, made possible by Donaldson's ability to bring characters to life and make us care for them. I'm more of a sci-fi guy, usually.

    PS. I found your blog while researching how to make an audiobook. I've downloaded audacity and levelator and will spend the day learning. Thanks for the hot tip! Hopefully there'll be something to show for my efforts soon. -Bo

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    1. Yes! Donaldson, I've read his books, though not for a while. It's been too long, thanks for mentioning him. Love his writing though, absolutely, that can be double-edged sword. And (not that you'll need it) best of luck with the audiobook. The more formats your work can be accessed in, the better.

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