Well, I mostly stuck to my reading plan for this month. Amazon was shipping Jacqueline Carey’s Santa Olivia earlier than I’d expected so I got a copy of that a couple of days ago and stopped reading The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle to read that one. It was a quick read and I finished it today so I’ll go back to reading The Mote in God’s Eye. I noticed today that there is a sad lack of science fiction in the books I’ve read this year.

On Tuesday (the 26th) there will be a book giveaway! For those of you who love free books (and who doesn’t?!), be sure to keep an eye out for that.

Tomorrow I plan to get started on that Santa Olivia review. For reading, I have a partial plan for next month and the end of this month (if I happen to finish The Mote in God’s Eye before then – it’s longer than it looks and I’m only three chapters in so I may not). I was going to squeeze the second of the new Wild Cards books, Busted Flush, in this month if I had time and if not read it next month. Also, I want to read The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie before reading my copy of his Best Served Cold (it’s a stand alone set in the same world as the First Law books but I have heard it gives away the ending of the trilogy, which I have already read 2/3 of). Other than that, I’m not completely sure what I’ll read next month. A friend is sending me some books and she only told me what one of them is but said I must read it soon so that one will most likely be on next month’s list (Tanith Lee’s Silver Metal Lover). I think I might just pick something that’s been sitting on my shelf unread for a long time for my challenge book of the month.