Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I'm reading next

Today Kelley brought home the best haul from the library in an age. I'm itching to get stuck into this pile of reading:

  • Human Chain, Seamus Heaney (I can't remember the last time I read some good poetry.)
  • A Taste For Death, Peter O'Donnell (Why is it so hard to find the Modesty Blaise books? I want to own these, but the only place I could find it was the library.)
  • On Writing, Stephen King (I don't normally read this kind of thing but I've heard such good things about it I think it's time to gracefully give in.)
  • The World of Trees, Hugh Johnson (Ooh, big luscious pictures of trees.)
  • The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, Sonia Shah (Because, y'know, disease is interesting.)

Also on my TBR pile:

  • Woodlands, Oliver Rackham (Just started this: excellent analysis of how woodland works. Also not a library book; I just couldn't resist it.)
  • Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next, John D. Kasarda and Greg Lindsay (Read the sample chapter on Kindle, fell in love, and begged for a free copy from the publisher--it's on its way. Read something about it here.)
  • Queen of Kings, Maria Dahvana Headley (An advance reading copy. Which, again, I begged for--because, hey, monsters, witches, battles, magic, Cleopatra...)

The eagle-eyed among you will see a movie in the spread: Star Trek. After reading poetry, woodland analysis, and all about Plasmodium falciparum, this will, I think, be a nice change of pace. (Here's my review from opening day).

Anything you're looking forward to reading?

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