Whatcha Reading?

Once in a while, I like to poke my head in and ask:

So, whatcha reading?

Like, right now.

What is it?

Is it good?

Should we be reading it?

(My own update: I just finished reading Peter Clines’ The Fold, which is a twisty little sci-fi thriller about a group who creates a teleportation technology based on folding reality — and, duh, it doesn’t go so well. It was really good! Also just polished off Delilah Dawson’s Wake of Vultures, which is so good it’ll make you hate her because it’s too good. Weird Westy fantasy stuff, different from but in line with John Hornor’s totally amazing The Incorruptibles.)

Drop in the comments.

Tell us what you’re reading omg right now.



  • Just finished Dogs Don’t Lie by Clea Simon…looking forward to circling back to Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund and simultaneously reading The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty. Oh, and for work, Sexually Transmitted Diseases – A physician tells you what you need to know, by Lisa Marr, M.D.

  • I just finished reading Susie Bright’s memoir “Big Sex, Little Death,” which was absolutely fascinating!

    Another book I recently finished and highly recommend is Linda Tirado’s “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.” Her brutally honest account of the day-to-day struggle of living in poverty is essential reading, in my opinion.

  • Right now, I’m reading a lot of off-genre (for me) stuff that largely centers around art, drawing, sketching, watercolor painting, etc.

    Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory (actually, this book and The Creative License should be read by everyone, regardless of whether they do sketching and art or other things like writing and…whatever! The concepts are the same.) Urban Watercolor Sketching by Felix Scheinberger, Daily Painting by Carol Marine, One Watercolor a Day and One Drawing a Day by Veronica Lawlor, and Playing with Sketches by Whitney Sherman.

    As you can see, most of these titles are geared to encouraging a daily art habit.

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