End of July Update
Clearly, its been a rough few months for reading. I have spent more time not blogging about reading than I did about reading. Thanks Game of Thrones! It diverged me and I lost some interest, but that isn’t entirely true. I have continued to read short stories from the Time Travel Almanac. I think another problem is with “To Say Nothing of the Dog,” which is an example of a book I feel I need to finish but am struggling to do so. It leads to me doing other things, so maybe I ought to change books. I am not sure what yet. I am rereading 11/22/63 by Stephen King (yet again). I have succumbed to the temptation of returning to an old favorite. I am listening to a podcast that is recapping it too. Maybe I should consider a podcast for other books. It might work as a good follow along.
I am looking over my list and it just feels too ambitious. My interests have changed. I want to go back to casual reading.
Time for a new to do list (updated as I see fit this time)
This is composed of a bunch of fairly new books that all have compelling premises and are recognized as being well done. Hopefully I enjoy this more than I have Connie Willis. Not including incomplete books or short stories or essays, I have read 4 books. That leaves me with 11 to in less than 6 months . Assume I finish the Willis book, thats ten. Sadly, likely not going to happen, but I will try to set myself up with a good list to work from.
These are some of the books I hope to read:
- The Cabin at the End of the World
- The Calculating Stars
- Children of Blood and Bone
- The Murderbot Diaries
- The Underground Railroad, The City & the City, Dreams Before the Start of Time, Children of Time, A Head Full of Ghosts, The Three-Body-Problem, Ancillary Justice The Poppy War.
This is how my reading list gets so long. I get the urge to read certain kind of books. Then I pivot, and end up with a bunch of others. I think at least half this list is viable.