Things have been hectic this week as classes start on Monday, and I’m trying to get everything organized I need to do. On top of that, we’ve been a one car family for the last 10 days. My wife works outside the city limits, by the way. On the other side of town.
Anyway, I’m not sure how much I’ll get posted in the next couple of weeks. I’m still planning to go to Worldcon. I don’t have any classes on Friday, and my department head doesn’t object to my leaving after my 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. I usually don’t get much reading done at a con, and I’m sure that will be even more true about Worldcon. Add to that my column at Amazing Stories needs to be ready to go before I leave, and I’m going to be busy. (That’s the column that will go live on Labor Day, not next Monday. I still have to do that one as well.)
The next few novels here are going to be (in no particular order at this point) Duma Key by Stephen King, Trial and Glory by Joshua Simon, Saxon’s Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion, Sworn Sword by James Aitcheson, Prince Thief by David Tallerman, and The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich, Seven Forges by James A. Moore, The God Tattoo by Tom Lloyd (short stories rather than a novel), plus Winter be my Shield by Jo Spurrier (for a review I owe the Gemmell Awards). I’ve been dipping into Duma Key for about a month in between other reading and will probably finish it first. After that it’s a tossup.
I’ve also got a few titles I want to slip into Futures Past and Present and Gumshoes, Gats, and Gams. In addition, I’d really like to get back to reading more short fiction. I’ve not read much in the last six months. I tend to do better in a number of areas if I’m reading short fiction regularly. Not sure why; maybe the mental stimulation helps with productivity and general mental well-being or something.
So that’s how things stand at the moment. Not a lot happening here on the blogs since the launch, and not a lot likely to in the next couple of weeks. But that will change.
I’d like to thank everyone who has commented or sent me emails supporting the new site. While it’s still very much a work in progress and a learning experience, it’s good to know I’m doing something right.