Working Notes – What I’m Reading

I always like doing these posts because sharing what I’m reading is as much a surprise to me as it is to you.  Thanks to electronic reading, I pick up and drop books like lingerie, and I’m in the middle of dozens of books at any one time.

So I usually report on the books that are currently open in my three or four reader platforms (Kindle, ePub, PDF, and any paper books I might happen to be reading under protest).  Checking what’s open is half the fun.

As you can probably tell from this, my reading time is squeezed down to low-to-zero, and I can’t quite remember what I was last reading until I open the reader.

Callum by Melissa Schroeder.  A rare fiction title, on my Kindle reader.  I picked this up on the weekend, because Schroeder is an indie author, and she has an Amazon ranking that made me blink, a ton of rave reviews, and she has some great looking series out there, so I’m checking her out.  At least one title looks like a menage of some sort.    I haven’t got very far into this at all, so I’m reserving any sort of opinion.  The blurb, unfortunately, is muddy so it’s hard to determine exactly what the book is about.  I had to look at the tags and categories to figure out the book was a vampire romance, which should probably have been mentioned somewhere in the description.  But the reviews are all glowing, including one from Shayla Black.

Conflict, Action and Suspense by William Noble.  Paperback.  Alas.  One I’m waiting to trade up to ebook.  Like most of the paperbacks still sitting on my shelves, I’m just waiting for the publishers to reissue in ePub or Kindle, so I can toss the paperback and declutter my house.  But in the meantime, when I want to review basic writing technique, I sigh, mutter and pull out dead trees and read their pulped remains.   This one is a classic from 1999 and this is the second copy I’ve owned.

Eating and Drinking In Roman Britain by H.E.M Cool. This one is in the ePub reader.  Very slow going as it’s another academic book.  This one is published by Cambridge University Press as opposed to Routledge.  I’m flipping between this one and the ancient sex one I mention last week.  Both of these books are research material for all the time travel books I’m writing these days (hint, hint).

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