I used to be the sort of person who only ever read one book at a time (then again, I also never ever had a TBR pile – I blame book blogging).
Now at the moment, I’m reading:
Catherine Asaro’s “Diamond Star” (SF, part of her Skolian Empire series): I picked this up at Baen’s Webscription ebook store (I love Baen’s pricing policy, btw – $6 for an ebook, even when it’s in hardcover). I’m about one-third through at the moment, and have mixed feelings. I definitely want to finish it, but I’ve got a really really bad feeling that Del’s going to mess things up for himself and something’s going to go badly wrong before the payoff at the end?
Lisa Shearin’s “The Trouble with Demons” (fantasy, Book 3 in the Raine Benares series): I started this a couple of nights ago when I was looking for an excuse to put down “Diamond Star” for a while, and wanted a light easy read. However, I’m finding it slightly difficult to get into this because – and I am being picky – there are some phrases that I feel are repetitive, and now that I’ve noticed, they sort of jump out at me. It’s like when someone says don’t think of pink elephants and then all you can think of are pink elephants. So I’m putting Raine and Tam and Mychael aside for a bit.
Also, I’ve sort of started JD Robb’s “Salvation in Death” (futuristic romantic suspense) and Mike Shepherd’s “Intrepid” (military SF) – “sort of” meaning I’m at least one chapter in but haven’t yet committed fully to the book ;-) There are also the anthologies I picked up last month, I’m still slowly making my way through them (and a massive collection of Agatha Christie short stories).
And finally *deep breath* I just bought Kelley Armstrong’s “The Awakening” (YA urban fantasy, 2nd in her Darkest Powers trilogy), and well, had to start reading it on my way home – hey, there were delays on the line!
My plan of attack? Finish the Kelley Armstrong, then the Catherine Asaro (I think I just need to get on with it!) – and then re-evaluate where I am…
How many books do you normally have on the go?