Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WWW Wednesday for June 13

For the WWW Web meme:

What I'm currently reading: Chicken Dreaming Corn, a novel about Jewish life in Mobile in the first half of the 20th century by newspaper writer Roy Hoffman. It's elegiac.

What I've finished reading: In the past couple of weeks, I've finished The Islanders by Christopher Priest (a fantasy-SF gazetteer set on a made-up planet), the epic historical novel The Confusion by Neal Stephenson (what grandiose fun) and Safe From the Neighbors, a warm, sad story of adultery, violence and race in Mississippi by Steve Yarbrough (one of my favorite authors).

What I'm going to read next: I may start tackling the Complete Works of Saki (H.H. Munro) or The System of the World (the last book in Stephenson's Baroque cycle), or I may read the hot-off-the-presses novels Redshirts by John Scalzi or We Only Knew So Much, the first novel by short-story writer Elizabeth Crane.


3 comments:

Peek-a-booK! said...

These all look like really good books. I will have to look into them :)

You can find my W.W.W. here:
http://www.peekabook.it/2012/06/www-wednesdays-june-13.html

Happy reading!

Valentina
www.peekabook.it

Kwizgiver said...

I haven't heard of any of your books!

Chris Thompson said...

What period of time does The Confusion take place?

Here's my WWW Wednesdays.