What I’ve been reading

Some time ago I decided that I should read the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy nominees each year. Do I actually do it? No. I still think it’s a good idea, and of course I do read a fair number of them anyway, but I haven’t gone out of my way to read everything: there are already so many things on my to-read list that I don’t need to add more.

This year, though, I’m going to Worldcon, so I get to vote for the Hugos for the first time. So for the past month, I’ve been reading the fiction nominees in the Hugo packet–it’s kind of hard not to when they package everything up for you as a collection of ebooks.

I’m almost done (or as done as I’m going to get–one novel and one novella I decided not to finish, and I’m not sure I’m going to read Deadline since I haven’t read the previous book in that series [1]). I have a third of one novel and most of another novel left. Not sure why I thought it was a good idea to start with the short stuff. I suppose it built momentum.

Once I’m done with those, I have some mystery magazines and anthologies to read (I realized a short story that was giving me plot problems would work as a mystery, but it’s been a long time since I read one), I’m signed up for a class on fantasy and science fiction at Coursera that I will do at least some of the reading for, and then I want to bury myself in the eighteenth century for a month or so for the next few things I’m writing.

What are you reading?

[1] Then I can debate whether I should vote for that category if I haven’t read one of the books.

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