Thursday, August 6, 2009

Reading Update

I figured it's been awhile since I've done a reading update so here's where things stand so far.

Chronicles of the Planeswalkers by B. T. Robertson - Page 50 of 216
Seeing as I'm well over the 10% rule (at nearly 25%), I am officially calling it quits on this one. I had some high hopes for this Pittsburgh-based author, but frankly he just couldn't stand up to the big guns of more established authors. And that's a shame. I think he has talent under the rough surface I've read so far. Maybe in the future I'll have more time to devote to reading this.

Midwinter by Mattew Sturges - about two and a half hours left of the audio version
So far, this is a bit of a mixed bag. I know I'll finish it, but there are parts that I'm not enjoying. I think it's more the structure of the story than the content. More details when I write a full review.

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin - page 243 of 969
We all know GRRM can write. And in my eyes, it's a lot like Shakespeare. You can't rush the read or you'll miss something. Kind of like LOST but in print.

Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer - Page 52 of 290
A decent read so far that I'm enjoying. Very much a Young Adult (YA) format, but still enjoyable for grown-ups.

The Sword of the Lady by S. M. Stirling - Page 136 of 484
This is totally dominating my reading right now and will until I finish. Thanks to a little pestering and praising and patience, I was lucky enough to score a galley of the book. Digging it very much with only a few minor complaints.


John Zeleznik said...

I've been considering a reread of Kings!!!

TK42ONE said...

It's all new territory for me. It's so damn dense though. I want to read faster but I know if I skim too much I'll miss something.

John Zeleznik said...

I'm just about done with "The Steel Remains" and all I can say is wow!

I'm bringing two books with me out of town next week: Lamentation by Ken Scholes and The Wizards by Lev Grossman.

Plus I'm bringing the Mac to get some work done on various projects. Heh! Some vacation!

Damn LJ for f*ing with me.

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TK42ONE said...

I keep hearing good things about Lamentation. And enjoy your vacation. Don't run those batteries down too far!

John Zeleznik said...

Lamentation was disappointing...okay, but not great.

The Lev Grossman book, The Magicians not Wizards, is enjoyable.

I'm still toying with a Kings reread.