I’ve written a few post on what I’m working on in my writing, and I’ll probably write another one now that I’ve gotten to the actual task of writing, but now I thought I’d share what’s on my reading list. I love to sit down and start reading then realize several hours have passed while I was transported to another dimension entirely. I love stories. I love reading them and I love telling them. That is why I love writing. It certainly isn’t because I’m seeking global power. I just enjoy entertaining people as many wonderful books have entertained me. So I can’t stress enough how important books have been to me. So now, this is what I’ve been reading and a few of the books that I’ve got got stocked up for the future.
What I’m reading now.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
Talk about an Odyssey. This story traverses the country, turning the banal and the kitschy into portals to the divine. The story is heavy on the thematics but in a good way. It makes you wonder about our relationship to our modern world and our relation to our past. I am at the climax now and I can’t wait to see how it ends.
What I’m going to be reading.
The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
I’ve been looking forward to reading this for a while and haven’t gotten around to it. But from what I’ve heard, it’s the answer to Twilight and all these modern vampires that just want to sit back and sip cocktails instead of ripping out people’s throats with their fangs. One of the things that excites me about this book is that Del Toro had created really sophisticated, interesting vampires in Blade II but never got to go as far as he wanted with them. He wanted to go deeper into their origins and how they work. Now in this book, it seems like he will have the space to do that. I’m looking forward to jumping into this as soon as I can then following it up with the other books in the trilogy.
Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Borroughs
I started taking an interest in these novels after watching the movie. I enjoyed the film but wanted to go further and see more of this universe. There is such a rich mythology that gets explored through these novels and such an unbridled sense of wonder that I had to get my hands on these books.
Joe Golem and the Drowning City by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
I started reading this in Barnes and Noble and, well, I need to own it! With such a strong beginning I need to see it through. Besides, I love the setting, the magical elements, the way the characters sound. If the rest of the novel can capture me the way the beginning did, then this has a chance of becoming a favorite.
Those are the books on my list. What books are waiting on your shelf?