Friday, June 10, 2016

Weekend reads and countdown to busy...

June is always a bananas month for me, as I have a huuuuuge week-long work conference that pretty much takes up all my time and mental energy. Plus it's my birthday month, and my wife's summer jobs all start. So reading sadly doesn't happen as much as I'd like, le sigh.

Still, I'm getting reading in where I can, and I just finished N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, which is so good it is almost unbearable. Can't wait to squee about it. I just started Mark Beauregard's The Whale, which is about Melville and Hawthorne's passionate friendship, and it's pretty much the novel I've always wanted to write. It's good, so I'm especially jealous.

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. Hey at least your reading is quality, even though the quantity isn't what you'd like.

  2. The Whale looks interesting. I hosted a readalong for Moby Dick years ago and lost many friends over it (not really) but it was not well received! I enjoyed it but felt it was too long.

  3. I've never been interested in Moby Dick but The Whale sounds good.

  4. Moby Dick and I have a love-hate relationship. Enjoy your books.

  5. Happy early birthday!! Happy birthday month or whatever! Yay for you!

    Isn't it the best when a book is unbearably good? It is the best when that happens. I haven't had that happen in way too long, I am ready for it now.