Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reading List

Just a short update this week. I'm still editing, still plotting, and doing a LOT of reading. I just finished On Writing by Stephen King (a wonderful mix of autobiography and writing advice) and started A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King, the author I met at the comic book convention. It's a first-person-present super-hero novel, something I've never seen before. Superhero novel, I mean. I've had a bunch of ideas myself for superhero stories, and was wondering whether they'd work in novel form or not. I'm trying to make a good study of this one for that exact reason, to get an idea of how to best handle my own ideas.

On top of A Once Crowded Sky, I've also got Neil Gaiman's new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane on its way to me right now, and Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's The Long War is also due out which means, if my father-in-law continues his tradition of sending us the newest Pratchett book at release, it may potentially be on my doorstep in a few days as well. So much to read, so little time!

At the end of On Writing, Stephen King has listed a very long list of books he read while working on some of his own, with an additional three pages of even more books he'd read since making the first list. I've been tracking the books I read in the sidebar here, but only the most recent three. To help me keep better track of my reading, I've gone ahead and added a page called Reading List. I'm going to start tracking the all books I read there. If you want an opinion on any of them or have questions, feel free to comment on the page and I'll get right back with you.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there!

    I had a great long comment here and the Internet gods ate it (you've been spared). It wants me to sign in before posting, and apparently feels I must be punished for not already having done that. Or maybe I just don't know how to use my computer. Probably that.

    Anyway. I'm working my way toward Gaiman's new one, too. It's on my shelf by the bed, under a small stack of others with higher positions in the wanna-read list, based strictly on chronology and not preference.

    Looking forward to following your blog!

    P.S. This is Heather Head from AbsoluteWrite and WriterforLife.com, although the link will take you to my homestead blog. Because I don't know how to use my computer, obviously.