Camille from Book Moot has tagged me for the latest meme: what books are you reading now. I like this meme; it’s an easy and fun one to do and doesn’t require too much thought! I miss out on a lot of the memes because by the time I’ve pondered the question and decided what to say, everyone else has moved on. Guess I’m just slow! Anyway, here’s my list of books I’m currently reading:
- The Call to Shakabaz, by Amy Wachspress, is a highly readable fantasy featuring African-American characters. I’m about halfway through and enjoying it so far.
- Although I’m enjoying The Call to Shakabaz, I’ve had to put it aside for a couple of days to read the latest Warriors book, The Sight, to prepare for the Erin Hunter chat I’m hosting this weekend with the authors of the series.
- I usually also have a business or technical book going, and right now I’m reading Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity through Social Networking by Steve Weber, which is excellent so far.
- My 11-year-old son and I still try to read together in the evenings when we can, and lately we’ve been interested in mysteries. We’ve read a lot of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, and right now we’re working on Agatha Christie. We’re currently reading the first Hercule Poirot book, Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercule Poirot Mystery.
- My son and I also like to listen to audio books in the car, and for the last few months we’ve been listening to the Harry Potter books (which, of course we’ve read before, multiple times) to prepare for book seven. Currently we’re on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but it’s going slowly because, due to various circumstances, we haven’t had as much time to listen in the car as we usually do.
- I’ve also been occasionally dipping into an old edition of Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor, which I picked up at my in-laws from a stack of old books that they were giving away. The book is ok; some of the jokes are funny, but some reflect outdated social attitudes. I’m finding it more interesting for the insight it gives into the author’s personality than for the jokes themselves.