Currently I am working my way through three volumes of short stories. I finally got hold of Jane Yolen's Sister Emily's Lightship And Other Stories. I'm only two stories in but that is because I am savoring them. I just finished Snow in Summer, which is her retelling of Snow White. As I've mentioned before, I love me some fairy tales.
I'm also still working my way through Angel's Christmas gift: The Dragon Book. The stories are not your usual dragonfare but rather using dragons as analogies for bigger issues. So far all of the stories have been well-written and engrossing. Finally I've started reading Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution's Couldn't Keep It To Myself. These are stories written by imprisoned women as part of a writing workshop he has been conducting at York Correctional Institution for several years. Truly fascinating and poignant work.
In addition to slowly making my way through the above, I've also now have the following sitting on my nightstand:
- Dragon's Heart by Jane Yolen (her latest in the Pit Dragon Chronicles)
- The Slave and The Free by Suzy McKee Charnas (Books 1 & 2 of the Holdfast Chronicles)
- Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books by Francesca Lia Block (this one was lent to me by Anna and I've actually started it but it got bumped when Yolen's book arrived)
- The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
- The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (one of the few Dragonriders of Pern books that I've never read)
- Yonnondio by Tillie Olsen (I believe the only book by Olsen I haven't read)
- Isolde: Queen of the Western Isle by Rosalind Miles (first of the Tristan and Isolde novels)
- Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell (I found these last two in the historical fiction section of my local used bookstore. Historical fiction is a second love to science fiction/fantasy)
Alas there is still more filling my poor little nightstand, as I had a rather large stack of books that were awaiting my time and pleasure before I bought all of the above. In addition I've recently discovered Seth Godin's blog. I just purchased Lynchpin but am letting b have a go at it while I'm starting in on Tribes.
It is hard to say which of my addictions I love more: books or coffee. Luckily I don't have to choose but instead can enjoy them together.