Mega-short post today--mind you, I tell myself that every fortnight and yet I seem to end up writing screeds. If only it would count toward my word count on my current manuscript! Ah well. Anyway, if you're wanting a serious post about writing issues--in particular, the changing face of publishing and how some of my self-published author friends have made a bit of a splash in the June edition of RT Book Reviews--then head on over to my website.
For those of you who don't have the energy to click through, I have a really simple question for y'all: What are you reading at the moment?
Currently I'm re-reading a favorite series of mine by Sarah Rees Brennan. I'd originally got this trilogy out from the library, and loved it to bits. In fact, I've raved about it and shared an excerpt from one of the books a few months back here on Writers Gone Wild. And so I decided I "had" to have the series for my bulging keeper shelf, and ordered the trilogy from The Book Depository *cough* free international shipping *cough*.
I happened to order the UK paperback editions and imagine my delight when I opened the first book in the series, The Demon's Lexicon, and discovered it had been signed by the author. And not just print-signing, either. I'm talking real live signing with a pen type signing. SQUEEEE! *cue total fan-girl moment and racing downstairs to show doubting family, who all opined the sig was just printed on, until I gleefully showed them the pen imprint and pointed out the way the ink had gone through on to the reverse side of the page and was uneven... God, I do so love being right ;-)*
Anyway, I finished The Demon's Lexicon and The Demon's Covenant, and couldn't remember where on earth I'd put The Demon's Surrender--don't you hate it when that happens???--so today I started on White Cat by Holly Black... and inevitably finally located the other book in my car. White Cat kicks off another of my favorite series (The Curse Workers) that I've ordered for my keeper shelf. I've ordered the second book, Red Glove, in paperback, and have requested the latest in the series, Black Heart from the library--I can't afford to buy hardbacks as they cost upward of $40 in New Zealand, so I'll have to wait for the paperback to come out to add that one to my shelves.
And on my TBR pile? Well, aside from a few more I've requested from the library and am eagerly awaiting, which include Kim Harrison's A Perfect Blood, Tessa Dare's A Week To Be Wicked, and Megan McCafferty's Thumped, just one of the books in my horrendously long TBR list is Master of Crows by Grace Draven.
Actually, make that two questions for you:
- What are you reading at the moment?
- And, what's on your TBR list?
(Who is eagerly awaiting your responses!)