I was hoping to get up at least one review this week but it turned out to be a busier week than normal and I didn’t have much spare time in the evenings. This weekend I plan to get up a review on Probability Moon by Nancy Kress and perhaps a “post-discussion” post on Camp Concentration. If I can just get that one review done, I will be most of the way caught up since I just have the one on Elizabeth Bear’s “The Stratford Man” duology left other than that. I’m reading two long books right now to give myself some time to get caught up – The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt and The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. Since I’ve barely had any time to read this week, that’s working out well as far as not reading more than writing goes.
Clarkesworld Books is temporarily open again for those of you who are addicted like I am. I’m still trying to figure out just what to order and have been working on narrowing down my list of potential buys. If anyone has any feedback on why I should or should not get the following books let me know:
Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle
Nekropolis by Maureen McHugh
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park (they have signed copies of this one)
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds (I’ll probably wait on this one since I apparently need to be on vacation to read his books and I’m sure I won’t be having one of those for a while)
Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (think this is a must buy from what I’ve heard)
They’re all fairly cheap (about $8 for most of the trade paperbacks and $3-$4 for mass market) and I’m not sure what to get. Other than Yolen, McKinley and Reynolds, I haven’t read anything by the authors in the above list (yet).