Anyway, related to his dislike, he recently asked "What are you reading?"
So, I thought I'd answer myself, and ask you all as well (consider yourself meme tagged if you have a blog).
Lesseee... at any given time I tend to be reading one fiction and one non-fiction book; because I generally prefer not to break my mind out of the characters and environment of a single book or series and into others (although there have exceptions), but I DO like to break a little bit with non-fiction in between, and vice versa.
So, what am I reading right now? Well, todays reading is:
“Paddy Whacked: the untold story of the Irish American Gangster” - by T.J English
“Kitty Takes a Holiday” - by Carrie Vaughn
I finished the advanced reader copy of the latest John Ringo “Ghost” series “A Deeper Blue” the other day (better than the previous two, and almost no sex at all); and before that I re-read the entire Sten series for the 10th or 11th time. On the non-fiction side I recently finished “You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop Into a Coffee Shop”, by John Scalzi
In the stack to be read… lord this is getting long:
- “For a Few Demons More” - Kim Harrison
- “By Slanderous Tongues” - Mercedes Lackey
- “Traitor to the blood” and “Rebel Fay” - by Barb and J.C. Hendee
- The entire “Islands in the Sea of Time” and “Dies the Fire” series (six books total) - by S.M. Stirling
- “1635: Cannon law” and “1634: the ram rebellion” - by Eric Flint
- All of the “Swagger Family” books ‘cept “point of impact (already read it) - by Stephen Hunter
- Re-read the “warlock” series (already re-read the first four) - by Christopher Stasheef
- “One Shot” and “The Enemy” - by Lee Child
- “A Feast of Crows” - by George R.R. Martin
- “Divided in Death”, “Visions in Death”, and “Born in Death” - by J.D. Robb
- “Tempus Fugit” - by Lawrence Lee Rowe
- “At All Costs” - by David Weber
- “The Androids Dream” - by John Scalzi
- “Twelve Sharp” - by Janet Evanovich
- the “Viscount of Adrilankha” series - by Steven Brust
- “Faerie Wars” - by Herbie Brennan
- “Phules Errand” - by Robert Aspirin
- “Working for the Devil” and “Dean Men Rising” - by Lilith Stormcrow
- “Greywalker” - by Kat Richardson
- “1776” - by David Mccollough
- “The Tactical Pistol” and “Tactical Pistol Marksmanship” - by Gabe Suarez
- “Rifle Rules: Magic for the Ultimate Shooter” - by Don Paul
- “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” - by Bill Bryson
- “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades” - by Robert Spencer
- “Talk to the Hand” - by Lynne Truss
For the first time in my life, I’m not in danger of “running out” of books. I used to read about a book a day (actually usually 1/3 to 1/2 a book on busy days, and two or three books on slow ones), but since acquiring a wife and two kids, I’m lucky if I can finish two a week.
At the moment, I’ve got about 120 linear feet of book shelves; plus a bunch of books in boxes that I don’t have shelving room for. My living room is completely lined with bookshelves to chest or head height; and I’m in the middle of a project to catalogue and organize all the books.
I've got about 1500 at the moment I think; which is down from my high of around 4000 when I was 19. A flood, a fire, four cross country and three international moves later, I had almost none left. All but about 100 of that 1500 are just the accumulation of the last three or so years.
As to what I LIKE to read, I'm pretty simple. I generally like history, historical fiction, science, science fiction, mythology, fantasy, action/adventure, war and spy stuff (both fiction and non), humor, politics, and commentary.
Now, how about you?