what I’m reading now
December 5, 2012
I’m reading a lot right now. I finished Bujold’s new Vorkosigan book, Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, the long promised “Ivan” book, in three days. It was adorable and hilarious. That may be the last of my fun reading for a few weeks, though I have some newish Erikson and Esslemont that I’m saving for Christmas.
I’m also working hard to catch up on my reading as part of this year’s Norton Award jury. I don’t want to talk too much about that until the reading period ends. Boy, there are a lot of young adult and middle grade books out there.
The third bit of reading: I’m launching into research for the next Kitty book, which is actually going to be a Cormac book. Or Cormac and Amelia is probably more accurate. I’m delving into the history of the Front Range in the nineteenth century, and associated folklore, particularly Native American lore.
Here’s a snippet from my reading, taken from Images of America: Manitou Springs: “For entertainment in early Manitou Springs, nothing could beat the Park Skating Rink…Both sexes enjoyed the activity: men because they could catch the glimpse of a lady’s ankle during a tumble, and women because they could ask a gentleman’s aid in getting up. The local newspaper claimed that the falls at the park could outdo those at Niagara.”
I kinda want to go skating now.