Booking Through Thursday: Bedside Reading


Here is this week’s Booking Through Thursday:

What books do you have next to your bed right now? How about other places in the house? What are you reading?

My annotated night table list:

  • Starfarers by Vonda McIntyre. I’m on a science fiction kick. I’ve been wanting to read McIntyre since reading a mention by Ursula K. LeGuin. This particular novel is slow, yet the writing itself is compelling enough to carry on.
  • The Art of Creative Nonfiction by Lee Gutkind. A recent Amazon purchase. Just started reading this — it had been on my Wishlist since 2003 when I first genuinely started becoming interested in the genre. I still feel intimidated by the idea of deep immersion. Maybe this book will allow a sprinkle on the forehead first?
  • Forever Fat by Lee Gutkind. Another Amazon Wishlist purchase. Also on Wishlist since 2003. Thought I needed to read stuff from the Godfather of creative nonfiction.
  • ARC of Peep Show by Joshua Braff. Reviewing this novel.
  • News Reporting and Writing, Seventh Edition. Received this a couple of years ago with the hope to brush up on my basic reporting skills with hopes of getting back into the biz (as crazy as that sounds because it is dying). It hasn’t helped — yet.

Other TBR in the apartment:

  • A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett
  • Libra by Don DeLillo
  • Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  • Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Also on the night table, just because you need to know . . .

Firefly: The Complete Series on DVD. Great sci-fi series. Needs to be revived.

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3 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Bedside Reading

  1. Firefly on your nightstand- Shiny! My set is on top of the TV. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a fan film (Browncoats: Redemption) due to be released this year with Joss’s blessing. It takes place 3 months after Miranda and looks like it’ll be pretty good.

    Currently beside my bed are Nineteen Eighty-Four, Moby Dick, the Complete Works of Shakespeare, Le Guin’s the Language of the Night (essays) and her translation of Tao Te Ching.

  2. I read the news reporting book years ago…I think it’s a great idea to get back into this field. It will only enhance your blogging – love your site by the way. Very fresh and original :}. Right now the book on my bedside table that I am thoroughly enjoying is called, “The Deadfall Project.” If you enjoy crime thrillers this one is very engaging, well written and fast paced. Love it!

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