What're you reading?
On my front, I've lately been immersed in line edits and proofs, mostly for my upcoming Bloodlands series as Christine Cody. Since the books are coming out back-to-back-to-back (August, Sept., Oct.), I've been receiving the copies one right after the other. I've also been doing my October Montana Mavericks line edit and am waiting for my November Blaze. Oh, *and* I've been polishing my "geek lit" She Code, which I hope to publish online in the future. (I'm shooting for sometime next year, and it's only so far off because I have to figure out how the supporting art work and comic panels are going to translate to an e-screen.)
Still, I'm going a little nuts with my reading right now. I usually like to dive into more than one book at a time, plus I listen to an audio book during my walking binges. Here's what's on:
audio: Blood, Bones, and Butter (I think that's what it's called, LOL) by Gabrielle Hamilton.
This is not a paranormal story, just a chef memoir. I'm about 3 hours into a 10 hour reading, and it's fine so far. When I read a foodie book, I like to roll around in lots of food and kitchen description, and I'm at the beginning, where there are mainly stories about her childhood. It should get more decadent, though, as she grows older.
paper books: Naughty Bits (Spice Briefs, various authors)
Ribald short stories. Easy to get into, fun to read. Pure entertainment.
Santa Olivia Jacqueline Carey
I picked this one up because of the west post-apocalyptic setting with slightly paranormal elements. (My Bloodlands series, as you know, is post-apocalyptic western fantasy, and I freak out every time I discover a book that might be in any way similar to Bloodlands, LOL. Not that the subgenre is super fresh--Priest got there a long time ago--but still. Paranoia.) The writing is elegantly simple, the story intriguing, and it takes it's time to develop its world.
I'm into it.
G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
I'm reading this because I had a total craving for a good mystery, and it's been a long, long time since I read the last book in this series. I LOVE the way Grafton writes--she's a master of detail--and I can relate to the sometimes-prickly Kinsey Millhone.
I've also finally given into the Kindle app. Yup--it happened. I downloaded a few books, and I intend to start an H.P. Mallory story very soon....
Anything anyone would like to share?