Saturday afternoon, I officially started the summer season. After swimming laps in the outdoor pool, I sat on a deck chair with a bottle of water to drink and a good book. (Nothing says summer like swimming in the outdoor pool, which was actually not as cold as I'd feared it would be).
Last year, I talked about the books I wanted to read during the summer months and I think I read approximately half of them. That's the problem with being a book-a-holic--I'm easily distracted by new books or you never know what mood will seize you next. That said, I've made a list
of books I hope to read this summer over on All Consuming. It's an extension of a list I made a few weeks ago to keep up with some titles I wanted to read, so there are already a few books on there I've already read. But, for the most part, it's a list of books I hope to read during the warm summer months ahead.
That and anything else that catches my attention. (And it could be added to since I want to read the first installment of Geroge R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice
series since it seems as if everyone is reading or has read it and has great things to say about it. If the first part is good, I will probably add the next three installments to the list)
I've started off the summer reading with a Naomi Novik
's first published novel
, Her Majesty's Dragon
. Evo Terra of the DragonPage
raved about it a few weeks ago and then the show had an interview
with Novik last week. The idea sounded intriguing--historical fiction in the times of Napolean with dragons as a kind of Air Force. So far it's proved to be everything advertised and more.
And the interesting thing about the series is that DelRay is aggresively marketing it--the first three novels have all come out over a two month or so period. (And they're all coming out in paperback to start with, which is a great way to get new readers to sample the books.) Which as enjoyable as this series is, means one thing: I will consume all three quickly and then have a long period of waiting in anticipation for the fourth book in the series (Novik said on the DragonPage Cover to Cover that she is working on the next installment).
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/30/2006 09:20:00 AM