The meme asks: What are you reading now? What did you just finish reading? What do you expect to read next?
What am I reading now?
I’m reading Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston. I bought a paper version of this book at Wiscon which I haven’t actually opened, but I’ve been liking reading books on my iPad Mini (which I love — have I mentioned that?) so I bought an ePub version from the Aqueduct web site. I love Aqueduct’s no-nonsense way of selling epubs and wish I could see more of that. I’m not very far into the book, and don’t have any opinions about it.
What did I just finish reading?
Well, on Monday I bought a handful of graphic novels — the first two collections of Rachel Rising by Terry Moore, the hardcover collection of Greg Rucka’s and Matthew Southworth’s Stumptown and Warren Ellis’ newuniversal. Strictly speaking, I finished Rachel Rising last, and enjoyed it, although it feels a touch busy. My big frustration with his Strangers in Paradise series was that nothing ever got resolved — I have that fear about Rachel Rising as well. But his beautiful black and white artwork certainly encourages me to keep going. I just wish that the main character, Rachel, was more visually distinct from Katchoo.
Just before those graphic novels, I finished Among Others, which I’d started in the early part of the year, and then put down for a surprisingly long time. So that’s the last non-graphic-novel book I read.
What do you expect to read next?
Boss 1 loaned me a copy of Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant which is non-fiction. The conversation that we had that lead up to the loaning interests me, so I’m looking forward to checking it out. But the title makes it sound like something I’m gonna hate. We’ll see. I also just grabbed Anna Karenina off of Wikisource, because I’m all obsessive like that. And I have a dead tree version of Liar that I haven’t touched yet.