I started this book while on vacation. I’d just read two Discworld books and needed a break (I cannot binge anything – I need variety in my life). I vaguely remember reading the first book in the series (this is the second) and thought some space opera would be a nice change of pace.
Genre: space opera science fiction
Length: 435 pages
Setting: mostly the planet Grayson and its surrounding space, far future Continue reading
This is the third book in the Pendragon Series, following The Lost City of Faar. We needed a book to listen to on our drive to Baltimore for vacation/conference. My husband remembered we’d started this book and was able to find the next book in the series in audio form.
Genre: middle grade fantastical fiction (hard to judge if it’s science fiction or fantasy as the Travelers move between worlds by flume)
Length: 352 pages
Setting: mostly NYC in First Earth (1940), with a trip to Second and Third Earth, immediately following the events from The Lost City of Faar Continue reading
The Discworld books are pretty short, so I finished Equal Rites and still had a week of vacation left. On to the next Discworld book. Mort is the fourth book in the series, and the first book in the Death subseries. It’s also one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.
Length: 243 pages
Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading
I read this book on vacation. While on vacation, I typically just bring my Kindle to read from. I managed to get an electronic version of all the Discworld novels before we left on vacation. They are perfect vacation reading – amusing, not too long, well written, and I don’t have to worry about “will this be any good”? This is the third book written in the Discworld series and the first of the Witches subseries.
Length: 228 pages
Setting: Discworld, mostly the Ramtop Mountains and the city of Ankh-Morpork Continue reading
This is the fourth and final of L’Engle’s Crosswick Journals. I skipped the third one (The Irrational Season) because it focuses on L’Engle’s relationship to Christianity, and I’m just not interested in that topic, even if it is L’Engle writing.
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 232 pages
Setting: Crosswicks in 1987, NYC in the 1960s Continue reading
This is the sequel to Little Brother that I’m finally getting around to reading.
Genre: speculative fiction
Length: 381 pages of story, 396 pages total
Setting: San Francisco, very near future Continue reading
This is the 12th book in the Dresden Files series that I’m determined to finish this year. I’m already up to four of his books this year, which is three more than I read last year, I think.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 546 pages
Setting: mostly Chicago and Chichen Itza, about a year after Turn Coat. I read somewhere that Butcher considers the time elapsed between book publishing dates to be the time elapsed in Dresden’s life as well. Continue reading