Before book blogging, I wasn’t moving so avidly from book to book. I never really thought about what I would be reading ahead of the book I was already in. Now I will usually have a small pile of books I’m working through. It grows and shrinks rhythmically. I really enjoyed reading Purple Manatees recent TBR blog post (consisting of FORTY SEVEN books can you believe it?!) and although my list is not as extensive I felt an impulse to make my own.
So here they are…
Dean Koontz, The Funhouse
A couple of months ago I read Midnight and couldn’t put a finger on my feelings for my initial impression of Koontz’s writing. We didn’t immediately gel. But I’ve since realised I can remember Midnight quite well, so something must have stuck. Wondering if it was just that story, and not Koontz as a whole, I wanted to try something else by him. And this one looks super creepy, which I love!
Poetry anthologies, Poems to Live Your Life By and A Literary Christmas
I was interested in purchasing some pretty looking poetry books I could just dip into time to time. I found a lot of poets I love in ‘Poems to live your life by’ so thought this would be a safe purchase. ‘A Literary Christmas’ was also close by at the time and so they were, admittedly, slight impulse buys. I love Christmas and just decided I needed something like this book in my life!
Blogosphere Magazine, Issue
A bit of something different. I absolutely love Blogosphere magazine and receive them through subscription. I haven’t quite had time to read Melanie Murphy’s issue yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I usually set time aside to read the magazines in one sitting – cover to cover of course. I’ll definitely have time soon. Last year I did a blog post explaining why I love this magazine and I’m wondering whether to do another review, perhaps in video form this time.
Stephen King, On Writing
I see this book being highly recommended everywhere. I have always assumed it’s a more technical book about writing, but after reading Gary Holdaway’s post on it, I realised it was going to be a lot more than that! King is probably my favourite author ever and I’m really interested in learning more about his life. I always find his interviews gripping.
James Herbert, The Secret of Crickley Hall
Horror, horror, more horror. That’s all the reason I need. I think this looks a little different to Herbert’s other novels so I’m intrigued by that. Also, I just want to experience more of his writing as his imagery really is a wonderful talent.
What’s everybody else reading right now?