So it’s that time of year when the dry grass kinda crunches under foot, the Sun sets earlier, and the evenings are
cooler less hot. Classes have started. Things begin to settle into a routine. Orange decorations start to appear.
And my reading matter starts to produce more of a chill.
I’m not planning on doing a heavy Halloween related reading project this year, although there will be a few seasonal blog posts scattered among the things I put up here. One of them will probably be about Tom Reamy’s Blind Voices. It’s been years since I read it, but it’s one of those rare books that I can remember numerous details about years later.
But that’s a couple of weeks away. The next book I’m going to start (which means there are other titles in progress that will probably see reviews posted first) is the first volume in Jim Butcher’s new series, The Aeronaut’s Windlass. This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
I got excited earlier today when the eARC of City of Wonders by James A. Moore became available on NetGalley.
Only it didn’t.
The link to download (at least to Kindle) went to a different book, as I discovered when I opened my Kindle app on the phone. I’ve emailed Angry Robot, so hopefully it will be fixed soon. I suspect everyone over in the UK has left work for the day, so it will probably be tomorrow at the earliest when the link gets corrected. I’m really looking forward to this one. If you’ve not read Seven Forges or The Blasted Lands (reviewed here and here), you should. They’re a top-notch heroic fantasy/S&S series. (Is it just me, or is there a Jim theme here?)
I’m planning on replacing my computer next week now that I’ve gotten some cash flow issues worked out, which means I’m going to devote more of my time to writing. I’ve got a couple of slow hours at work this afternoon, which is why I’m getting this posted today.
There will also be some posts going up at Futures Past and Present and Gumshoes, Gats, and Gams in the next few weeks. I’m going to try to cycle the genres I’m reading so that there’s at least one, preferably two, posts on all my blogs each month. And, yes, that means I’m going to try to revive Dispatches From the Lone Star Front. It’s been dormant a while, and I’d like to get back to posting there on a semi-regular basis.
Anyway, that’s what I’m looking at for the next few months. What’s up with youse guys? (Please note that “guys” is used in a gender neutral, nonsexist kind of way.)