What Are You Reading, Sci Fi Edition (sort of)

itsmondayI think it’s about time I checked back in on the What Are You Reading meme from Book Journey…and this is good timing, since I have plans.  We’re launching on the Sci Fi Experience from Stainless Steel Droppings, after all!

I’ll be starting the Experience off today with some Star Trek viewing.  In the book realm, I first want to finish off Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett, third book of the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld.  I’ve never felt much concern about finishing Discworld (despite my two-year effort to complete series), but the Tiffany books feel more tightly woven into each other than other Discworld subseries, so I am trying to complete those four.

What Are You Reading Sci FiAfter Wintersmith, I plan to go on to The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, a first read for the Sci Fi Experience.  By the time I finish that, I will most likely have watched all relevant Trek and be ready for the next stage of The Great Khan Adventure, reading The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume One.

And somewhere in there I plan to finish a collection of essays, The Intimate Life of L. M. Montgomery.  I have officially run out of new-to-me writing by Montgomery herself (including novels, short stories, letters, journals and poetry).  This collection included a comic journal she co-wrote with a friend over several months.  It was, to my knowledge, the last of her writing I hadn’t read–at least until they make available any other currently-unpublished writing!  In the meantime, I’ll probably keep looking for essays and biographies.  I had doubts about this particular collection because I read a previous book by the editor and found her conclusions exceedingly far-fetched, but so far this set of essays has been well-reasoned and engaging.  I’ve got about four left I hope to finish reading soon.

So much for my plans…what are you reading?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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20 Responses to What Are You Reading, Sci Fi Edition (sort of)

  1. Khaaan!!!
    (Sorry, just felt the need. Happy Reading!)

  2. eternalised says:

    I’ve heard good things about Wintersmith. Enjoy reading!

    Check out what I’m reading this week.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Wintersmith looks good.

    ENJOY all your books and your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

    Another giveaway on my blog if you want stop by that post too.

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    The Masterharper of Pern was one of my favorites of that whole series. See what I read here. Have a great week!

  5. Rosa Silva says:

    I must confess I haven’t read any sci-fi books for some years now. Lately I’ve been reading mostly romance novels. I’ve just finished a book by Sveva Casati Modignani, an italian author.

  6. Joachim Boaz says:

    Have you read any of the earlier book by McCaffrey in the Pern series? Because that is by far one of the lesser ones…. Just curious.

    • I read all of Pern, up to a point (I think I got about as far as All the Weyrs of Pern…it was a while ago!) The Masterharper is one I haven’t read in a long time, and Robinton is one of my favorite characters–though part of my intention on a reread is to decide whether it’s one still worth keeping on my shelf!

      • Joachim Boaz says:

        I hated the series after Thread was destroyed (hopefully that is not a spoiler)! But yes, I really like all the harper aspects. But I seem to remember the plot was very thin at best. I would argue that she didn’t construct enough dissension causing forces (other than thread) into her world. That said, the books were always some of my favorites.

        • No, that wasn’t a spoiler! I can’t remember exactly which book I stopped at, but it was right around when they destroyed Thread or were about to. I got very disappointed with the series when they rediscovered technology, got rid of Thread and so on…I felt like the books were losing everything that made Pern distinct from Earth.

          That said, I did (and still do) love earlier books in the series!

  7. Awesome! So glad to see you and congrats on the Sci Fi Experience!

  8. Grace says:

    Sounds like some fun reading! I need to get around to starting the Pern series. I’ve been meaning to for years now…

  9. That’s kind of sad that you are getting to the end of L.M. Montgomery.
    I had forgotten that you were doing the Star Trek thing, that will be fun.

    • Yeah…I don’t know whether to be sad or pleased that I’ve read everything by Montgomery. Though I heard there’s a good 200 short stories out there, currently unpublished, so I still have hope of more reading in the future…

  10. dianem57 says:

    Well, for starters, I’m reading your book, The Wanderers. :). I’m also reading the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Both are good reads!

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