Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What Are You Reading These Days?

OK, I will end this as I have a very long list.

13 comments:

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

OK. I'll start with a few: re-read "The Little Prince." Reading "Holy Ghosts" by Irene Tayler and the "Works of Robert Louis Stevenson," with special attention given to his Fables. Expect a topic on the latter author very soon as he has become a favorite.

Sham aka Dave said...

Not sure if you've sen this or not, but it might interest you, given your own minifig background and appreciation of R. L. Stevenson. The first published account of gaming with minis:

"Stevenson at Play" by Lloyd Osbourne, Scribners Magazine, 1898.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~beattie/timeline/rlstext.html

Image from Bob Beattie.

Sham aka Dave said...

Oh, rereading The Shadow of the Torturer, Gene Wolfe and B1: In Search of the Unknown by Mike Carr :-) Recently finished rereading Dubliners by Joyce.

Alan said...

I recently finished up reading all of the Black Company books, and am now in the midst of The Wheel of Time series. On deck are The Complete Amber Chronicles and Jack Vance's Tales of the Dying Earth .

Quatzl said...

I am currently reading, "The Mass Psychology of Fascism", "Secrets of the Soil", and can not wait to start on Tolkien's "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun".

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

Hay Sham. Yes, I am aware of RLS's fascination with miniature wargames. I own that copy of Scribner's and read the article. Fascinating.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

"The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun".

That could be very interesting.

Quatzl said...

I am looking forward to getting in to it. It will be my travel companion as I head down to Texas for the RPGCon.

Welleran said...

Just got back off a long trip and had lots of time to read: reread Dwellers in the Mirage by Merritt, Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell, The Shadow People by Margaret St Clair, The Cloud Walker and Sea-Horse in the Sky by Edmund Cooper, Hiero's Journey and The Unforsaken Hiero by Sterling Lanier, and Jack of Shadows by Zelazny. (OK, yeah, I was trying to fill in my gaps of Appendix N reading!)

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

"Hiero's Journey" was a great read.

Rae7910819 said...

I'm in the middle of rereading Obsidian Butterfly, by Laurell K. Hamilton. And I'm about to read this one series by Terry Goodkind called the Sword of Truth.

Adam Thornton said...

Fascinating, though not exactly shocking, to see that Sham is rereading Wolfe (the _Urth_ series is largely, IMHO, _The Dying Earth_ re-done by someone who can really, REALLY write: I like Vance just fine, mind you, but Wolfe is working on a whole 'nother plane; and, Sham, have you considered joining the Urth mailing list? Excellent discussion venue).

Myself, I'm reading Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey detective stories (working my way through the short stories now, having read perhaps half the novels). I have C.S. Lewis's _Mere Christianity_ sitting on the queue for when I have the energy to really engage with it. I'm eagerly awaiting _Fight On #5_. In F&SF-land I just finished the fourth of Stross's _Merchant Princes_ and the fourth of Moon's Vatta books, both of which were fun, neither of which were really memorable. Eagerly awaiting the new Pynchon this summer.

Adam

The Rusty Battle Axe said...

Just finished the 11th Dresden book, just starting Vance's "Dying Earth," halfway through a reread of the Elric stories, halfway through "The Fabric of the Cosmos" by Brian Greene, and hoping to make a dent in some Charles de Lind books borrowed from a friend.