Sunday Status Update: May 3, 2020

Kat: Exam week, so I only got one book read: Providence by Max Barry. I didn’t like this as well as I hoped I would. Review coming soon.

Bill: Finals week so like Kat, not a lot of reading. I did finish Kingdom of Liars, a solid if at times problematic debut by Nick Martell. Outside of genre I continue my reread with my son (his first read) of Tony Hillerman’s enjoyable Navajo mysteries, completing The Dark Wind.

Marion: I finished Shorefall, by Robert Jackson Bennett. It’s rare for me to read a book where everything I knew at the beginning has changed by the end, but that’s what happened here. Between onscreen work (writing, revising, tweeting and doing Zoom calls), reading, and watching a lot of TV, I’ve started getting eyestrain headaches, so I noticed I was reading less this week. Our county has reopened regional park trails to locals, and I think more regular walks among the blooming poppies and lupin, the crows, chickadees, acorn woodpeckers, scrub jays, Canada geese and squirrels will ease the head pain.

Terry: I didn’t actually get around to starting Stephen King’s latest opus, but I did read Driftwood by Marie Brennan, which is a lovely set of vignettes on a world where worlds go to die. I finished I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution, a book of essays about, well, television, by Emily Nussbaum, and my list of shows to watch has grown by a page or two. Now I’m reading The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk, a thriller about spies and governments, and Awakenings by Edward Lazellari, an urban fantasy that’s starting out dark and promises to get darker. Stephen King’s going to have to wait just a little bit longer.


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TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.

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