WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.
• What are you currently reading?
Currently a little more than halfway through Jacey Bedford’s debut space opera, Empire of Dust. I am a sucker for psi in novels when used in an interesting way (with consequences) as well as character-driven skiffy, and this one hits all those. Add in some skillful tension building and interesting world building (about world building!) and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
• What did you recently finish reading?
Pari Noskin, Stung. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery, featuring a quirky grandmother who is in mental communication with insects. The best part of the book was the descriptions of what it would be like to commune psychically with bees and other critters–Noskin’s evocation of the sensory experience was terrific. (More at Goodreads.)
Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now. Basically good, but not great–I give my reasons in a somewhat long review at Goodreads.
So I had to reread Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray. This rough-edge satire I review here: basically, I reread it less for the storyline than for how it fits into literature–and how it sticks its quill into society, literature, and other matters of its day.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Oh, I’ve got too many to list!
What about you? What are you reading, have you been reading, wanting to read next?