Sunday Status Update: June 6, 2021

Marion: I’m currently reading a small-town slasher horror novel called The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry. She does a nice job of setting and time period (1985). I also started dipping into a nonfiction book about the 1930s packhorse librarians in Kentucky, Down Cut Shin Creek. It’s got a bonus–it’s filled with photos of these resilient women!

Sandy: Moi? I am currently reading an early novel from one of my favorite authors, sci-fi Grand Master Jack Williamson. It is his 1931 offering entitled The Stone From the Green Star, and I must say that it has really sucked me right in pretty quickly. I hope to be able to share some thoughts about this one with you all very shortly….

Terry: Nothing has grabbed me lately, but I soldier on. I finished The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman — now that one did grab me, and I enjoyed it a lot! Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris struck me as beautifully written but uninteresting otherwise, a mash-up of Greek myth and fairy tales. Now I’m switching between True Blue by David Baldacci, a long stand-alone that doesn’t seem to have the power of his series; Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne, which is more promising; and Dirt by Bill Buford, about his adventures cooking in France. I have bookmarks in about a dozen more books. Just a fallow period, I hope.


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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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