I 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.
After 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 It was, to my knowledge, the last of her writing I hadn’t read–at least until they make available any other currently-unpublished writing!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?