Thursday, September 20, 2012

Booking Through Thursday: Watcha Reading

It's Thursday again, and this week's Booking Through Thursday question is:

Quick–what are you reading right now? Would you recommend it? What’s it about? (check out the link to the left for the home blog and you'll find lots of great answers to the question.)

Of course, I'm reading several things at once. Mostly what I've been reading the past few days is my Work in Progress as I edit it. I highly recommend it but you can't find it anywhere. It's about lots of cool stuff.

The other main book I've been reading I've actually been re-reading. I picked up an electronic version of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. I love that book, and as I re-read it I appreciate why even more.

It's about America and Americana. And Gods and gods. Real places and imaginary people (who are more real than the places). Neil describes it himself as meandering, in the best possible way. It won major awards for fantasy, science fiction, and horror (so it may be hard to classify). It's a contemporary story with lots of great folklore and history. I cannot recommend it highly enough - it's one of those books that I recommend to everyone regardless of what type of book you normally like. This one has it all: action, intrigue, murders, romance, family quarrels, supernatural beings, philosophical ponderings. And if you don't want any of that it's just a really fun read. The tenth anniversary version is out and it's got a few extra words over the original.

So what's everyone else reading?


  1. American Gods is very cool, I loved it :)

  2. I might have to try it. It seems to be a good genre-bender.