One book at a time? Or more than one?
If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar?
I keep a weekly tally of the books I'm reading and the page count,
because I obsess over numbers. ha. I read three to
five books, mostly four that I'm actively reading and at least
one magazine of short stories (Mag of Fant & SciFi).
Usually there is one novel and several different kinds of non-fiction.
It's not difficult to keep things straight, but it does take longer
to read a specific book. Sometimes that's a good thing.
The Golden Compass
This is the first book in the
His Dark Materials series, and the reading
was extremely iffy at the beginning... the book almost got thrown
across the room and left for Tegan the guinea pig to munch on. The
offending comment was after we find out that women aren't allowed
where the men talk business: a comparison is made between "Women
Scholars" and trained animals in costume. Yeah, that kind of language
pisses me off from both ends, as a feminist and as an animal rights
Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol 2
I enjoy reading Charles Darwin and I'm glad he was such a prolific
author. I started reading his books in 2004, and I'll probably still
be reading him for a couple more years! And then maybe I'll start on some
of his other editions (Origin of Species had 6 editions). And, by
the by, you can read this for free at Project Gutenberg:
Darwin: Variation, Vol 1
and Darwin: Variation, Vol 2
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
This is the first biography I've ever read and I'm enjoying it.
I only recently
discovered Tiptree, but he (ze?) is now one of my favorite authors;
sci fi, very end-of-the-world writing and I love it! I'm hoping
the success of this biography will lead to putting Tiptree's books
back in print.
The Creative Habit
This book has some good ideas, but the basics are nothing I don't
already know. So I read it in bits and pieces and don't really get
I've also got a bookmark in a World Treasury of Science Fiction,
but haven't read it in weeks. It's a huge book, just over 1,000 pages
and I'd really like to finish it this year. So I should probably
get back to reading it as well!