Sunday Status Update: October 6, 2019

Marion: I’m reading Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf. For about the first 30 pages I thought, “Well, the story isn’t grabbing me but the language is stunning.” Then, somewhere after that the story got really interesting! And the language remains amazing.

Bill: This week I read The Wand that Rocks the Cradle, a fantasy collection that includes our very own Marion Deeds.  I also finished Lies Across America by James W. Loewen and Hunger by Roxane Gay.

Sandy: Moi? As some of you may have discerned in years past, when the weather turns cooler as autumn begins, my tastes in reading tend to also turn, from sci-fi and fantasy toward the arena of horror. Thus, right now I am reading a volume entitled The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, all of which were written between the years 1909 and 1937. I am finding it the perfect accompaniment to the season and look forward to reporting back to you all on this one shortly….

Terry: I’ve been a restless reader of late, bouncing from one book to another. I finished Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi and Thirteen by Steve Cavanaugh while traveling this week. On the way home, I started at least three other books, a couple of them for the second time: The Sixth Idea by P.J. Tracy, a thriller that’s, oh, the sixth or so in the MONKEEWRENCH series; Fallen by Benedict Jacka, the newest in the ALEX VERUS series; and Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine, the most recent of THE GREAT LIBRARY series. But the book that has captured my attention is The Human Division by John Scalzi, the next in the OLD MAN’S WAR series. I admire Scalzi’s writing, particularly his ability to pull you into a story and not let you go. Wish I could do that.


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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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  1. And I corrected Marlon Jame’s name.

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