Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Book meme

Egads! It appears that I've been tagged with this book meme by Tom Konrad some time back, and am only now learning of it via Technorati. I confess, I didn't even know Tom had a blog, as I haven't seen him in several years. Looking at his site, it appears he's in Colorado now, which would explain the not seeing part. Anyway, on to the meme:

I’m currently reading:

The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle. I try and read Tuttle every chance I get, as she's one of the Texas writers that made names for themselves in genre back in the 70s and 80s. I like to learn from my betters. Her writing is as skillful as ever, but the first half of the book is pretty slow going. I should be finishing up soon and have my review in to SFSite before long.

A book I’ve been meaning to read

Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock. I was spellbound by Mythago Wood and rushed out and grabbed Lavondyss immediately. But didn't read it. I have no idea why. It's been sitting on my shelf for several years now, and the mood to pick it up just hasn't struck me. But I'm very aware it's there, oh yes. I suppose it goes without saying that there are several hundred other books queued up behind it as well, right?

Book that changed my life:

Easy one. Battle on Mercury by Eric Van Lihn (aka Lester Del Rey). I've posted about it before. I stumbled across it in my local public library while I was going through a phase where I was voraciously reading everything I could get my hands on about space and the solar system. That book was the first "chapter book" I ever read, and also showed me I could be transported to far-off, alien worlds and have rollicking adventures at the same time. I re-read it a year or so back, and it holds up surprisingly well as a juvenile adventure. And I still think it'd make a killer movie.

A book that I wish had been written:

Ken Grimwood's sequel to Replay. He'd already started it before his untimely death. I don't know where he could've taken the premise after the conclusion of Replay and kept things fresh, but I'd like to see if he could've pulled it off.

Now, who shall I tag in turn? How about Lou Antonelli, Scott Nicholson and Mikal Trimm.

Now Playing: Dvorak Symphony no. 2

1 comment:

  1. "...tagged...some time back, and am only now learning of it via Technorati."

    That's the fun part of this blog-tag stuff. I was wondering if I should send you an email letting you know, but now I'm glad I didn't.