Monday, July 12, 2010

Still Life with Fantasy and Fruit #6

These are the books I'm either currently reading or going to read very, very soon, attractively couched with red grapes, black plums, strawberries, and blackberries. (By the way, it's mighty tough to be a writer if you don't read. Words are brain calories, and everyone should be on a 30,000 word-per-day diet—but it's quite all right if you consume more.)
Still Life with Fantasy and Fruit #6

Up in front you have Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler and The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett; in the back is Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor, and The Ruling Sea by Robert V.S. Redick. 

Just about finished with Nicole's book, and it's every bit as funny as she is. If you missed my interview with her, click on the 3:2 Interview tag in the labels to the right of the blog—it's the first one. 

My brother-in-law gave me about five of Terry Pratchett's books, telling me that my work was reminiscent in some of its humor to Mr. Pratchett's. He recommended that I start with The Wee Free Men, but I stubbornly did not, since I like to read series from the beginning. After I mentioned this to my editor, she said she was also handed The Wee Free Men (by Betsy Mitchell, no less) as an introduction to Pratchett's body o' litrachur. Clearly, I should not have begun at the beginning. Looking forward to it.

I'm going to read Who Fears Death because Patrick Rothfuss told me to. Plus, it's orange.

I picked up The Ruling Sea from Del Rey's Vault o' Treasures when I visited NYC. So far all I've done is geek out over the map, but I'm going to dive back into the adventures of Pazel Pathkendle soon.  


1 comment:

  1. Perhaps it is strange, since I do love comedy movies and shows, but I just don't read funny books. I can't explain it.