Bedside Reading

I have a book fetish.
What are you reading?

21 comments:

Connie Keller said...

I just started reading A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin.

Ron Smith said...

Oh man, Connie. You're in for some serious carnage in that book. Be careful of spoilers. They're all over the web now since the HBO show is on the air.

(Gotta love Arya.)

Kelly Polark said...

Nothing at the moment, but I'm taking Possession by Elana Johnson and Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris with me on my vacation in a few days. I can't wait to read them!
Have a great weekend, Ron!

Michele Thornton said...

Nice stack, Ron.

I'm reading the final Wheel of Time installment by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson: Towers of Midnight. I know you're a fan. These last two books have been really well-paced. Also reading The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro. Nice to see vampires act like savages again.

Ron Smith said...

Kelly--Elana is very cool. I need to read Possession. Carrie is one funny lady. Haven't got to her novel yet.

Michele--is that the last book in the series? I may have to start all those again. And I read the Strain...meh.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm reading Ellen Hopkins' Perfect, Karsten Knight's Wildefire, and Ilsa Bick's Ashes, among other things.

Have a great weekend.

Ron Smith said...

I am embarrassed to say I haven't read any Ellen Hopkins yet. I know she is considered great, and the title Crank comes to mind.

I read the first chapter of Wildefire on my Nook and really liked it. I'll have to look into Ashes. Good title. That's always intriguing. So many great books out there.

Mina Burrows said...

I have a serious book fetish too. I probably need help - but first sleep. Lots and lots of sleep. Right now I'm finishing an ARC of Rachel Caine's Last Breath. Along with that - I'm embarrassed to reveal I have a tendency to read several at one time. I guess there are worse things...

Tracey J said...

I'm reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I also have a book fetish. ;)

Ron Smith said...

Tracey--I have that series on my shelves. One of many I have yet to read.

Ron Smith said...

Maybe we need a support group Mina.

Michele Thornton said...

Towers if Midnight is the last book in the series. Start over again??? Now that's dedication. Sanderson did such a good job that I had no problem picking the story back up after several years. OK, I don't remember the names of all the Aiel warriors, but whatev.

Ron Smith said...

Michele--I'm kind of obsessive that way. With any kind of series, be it books, tv shows or films, if a number of years--hell--months have passed since the last book/show/whatever, I have to go back and get more than just a refresh.
I first read the Wheel of Time book--what?--ten, fifteen years ago?

I'm sure there are some recaps on the web somewhere. We'll see what I eventually do.

I do like Sanderson. He is a writing machine. Particularly liked his Mistborn Trilogy

REINHARDT! said...

Oh man. There are a lot of series that I want to get into, like Game of Thrones or the cinder blocks that Neal Stephenson likes to write. I must admit that I'm terrified of the responsibility to finish those.

As for what I've been reading, I recently finished a very girly book called Unfriended, written by a friend, Katie Finn. I am right in the middle of Will Grayson, Will Grayson right now. On the docket are Midnighters and Andromeda Klein. So many books, so little time!

Ron Smith said...

Reinhardt! There really is nothing else like Game of Thrones. Those first few books are amazing.

The stuff you're reading sounds good. One of these day I want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Maeve Frazier said...

Nice Stack of Books! :) I just finished "The Ghost Downstairs" by Molly Ringle and "Pearl" by Jo Knowles. I have a stack of books that I am trying to get to.

Ron Smith said...

I just bought the Night Circus which I will review soon.

Kimberly said...

I'm finally reading Divergent and picked up Ashes yesterday. Hope to get through them both this week while travelling. :)

Ron Smith said...

Kimberly--I read 30 pages of a free sample of Divergent on my nook. I think I'll buy the hard copy.

Jaimie said...

Found you from Sarah's blog. (Sarah LaPolla, that is.)

You're good at titles, huh? I'm a big believer in someone else being a better selector of a novel's title than the writer of said novel. Maybe if I'm super desperate I can beg and plead for help from you? But the book won't be done for months anyway.

I'm reading lots of Rilke lately. Also I'm beta-reading a book for the fabulous Leah Petersen, whose first book comes out next Spring. It's an amazing book -- I beta'd that one too.

I should read some fantasy, since that's what I write, but I find it hard to read the genre I'm currently writing. I go crazy in the off-months though.

Ron Smith said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jaimie. I've browsed Rilke but don't know enough to have a real appreciation.

As for titles, hell, I'd feel pretty nervous suggesting a title to anyone.

I feel I have to read in the category I'm writing in. It helps me compare and get a feel for the genre.