Next up on the reading and listening list…

March 28, 2007

Over the past week or so I’ve managed to finish three of my “on the list” books, the previously mentioned Kurt Vonnegut A Man Without a Country, the audio version of Bill Bryson’s The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, narrated by the author, and Tales of the Old Earth, an excellent collection of science fiction short stories by Michael Swanwick that I’d been wanting to read since kayleigh and I saw Swanwick at Context a couple of years ago.

Now, as far as hard copy in-my-hand books, I’m about 40 pages into David Drake’s first RCN book, With the Lightnings, and I’m faced with the delicious choice of what to listen to next while in the car.

Should it be a lecture, or a book, like Bryson’s Neither Here Nor There, Ron McLarty’s Traveler, or maybe something a bit more classic, like a reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or Victor Hugo’s beast of a book, Ninety-Three? Or how about Candice Mallard’s story of Teddy Roosevelt’s trip down the Amazon, River of Doubt, or Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys?

Decisions, decisions.

And when the decision happens, I’m almost always surprised.

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