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What Are You Reading This Weekend?

Hopelessly romantic reader that I am, I always have grand reading plans for the weekend. I tell myself I’ll finally take a chunk out of the ever-growing reading pile. I have three books I’d like to read this weekend:

  • I had a false start with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, which I was really enjoying for the first few chapters, but then life got in the way and it feels like I’ve been away too long. I’d like to return to it.
  • I also want to start Brenda Cooper’s Edge of Dark because Brenda’s firm grasp of technology informs her fiction.
  • We also just received an advanced review copy of The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis, and boy does that look tasty, too.

Three books to choose from and I’ll probably end up reading none of them because of other things I need to get done this weekend.

What are you reading (or not) this weekend?

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24 Comments on What Are You Reading This Weekend?

  1. christiaan // December 13, 2014 at 2:04 am //

    Annihilation – Jeff Vandermeer

  2. The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey really good stuff so far.

  3. The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks;

    Vacuum Diagrams, by Stephen Baxter;

    World of Troubles, by Ben H. Winters.

  4. Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko. It’s a thick one, so it will no doubt be every weekend for a while.

  5. The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker.

  6. War Dogs by Greg Bear.


  7. David Greybeard // December 13, 2014 at 9:36 am //

    PANDORA’S STAR by Peter F. Hamilton

  8. Alan Ziebarth // December 13, 2014 at 11:18 am //

    The Croning by Laird Barron

  9. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // December 13, 2014 at 11:56 am //

    The new Brenda Cooper. Damn!

    I am finishing Greg Van Eekout’s PACIFIC FIRE

  10. By the time I get through making 360 (I kid you not) biscotti and prepping/recording the next Three Hoarsemen (three episodes in December, are we crazy or what?), I’m not sure how much reading energy I’ll have, but: 1-2 volumes of Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary, 1-2 volumes of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. If I scrape out time, then single issues of a wide variety of (digital) comics, mostly independents: Trees, Caliban, Letter 44, Copperhead, The Wake, The Fuse, and more.

    The days are just packed!

  11. Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft. It’s good fun, but it also has a lot of heart.

  12. Steve Oerkfitz // December 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm //

    Just finished Academic Exercises by K.J. Parker and Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack. Starting either Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel or The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter Hamilton.

  13. I generally have several books in progress at any one time:

    Hardcover (what I took along and started earlier this week for a jury summons): Brock Clarke’s THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, a goofball comedy about terrorists, the CIA and witness protection.

    Paperback (fits in my lunchbox for work): LITTLE GIRL LOST by Richard Aleas (Charles Ardai), hardboiled mystery.

    e-book: THE TIME OF THE DARK

    • *ahem* As I was about to conclude before my unfinished comment mysteriously posted itself:

      e-book: THE TIME OF THE DARK by Barbara Hambly, her first book and the first book of the Darwath trilogy. For some reason I’ve never gotten around to it until now, though there’s been a printed copy on the shelf since it was first published.

  14. I am almost done with Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon. One of the best zombie novels I have read in a long time. It has a different scifi angle to it.

  15. I’m reading Exodus 2022.

  16. Durand Welsh // December 14, 2014 at 2:51 am //

    Minotaur by John Farris. Stinger by Robert McCammon. It’s an 80s weekend for me.

  17. Skinner by Charlie Huston

  18. The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord.

  19. That (and some of these others) are also on my TBR pile. 😉

  20. Verdun by Paul Jankowski
    Iorich by Steven Brust

  21. I finished the second and third volumes of E.M. Foner’s “EarthCent Ambassador Series” over the weekend and started on Isaac Asimov’s Pebble in the Sky. I’m mid-way through and am loving it. Asimov pretty consistently has the power to just suck me in to his world, I’m not sure why I go for such long periods between reading him.

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