One of the students in my writing class asked what the other students were reading. It's a valid question -- what we read informs what we write. When critiquing someone's work, it's useful to know what they read.
At the moment, I'm reading THE CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD -- a painless way to brush up on history -- and on my Kindle I've devouring Eula Biss's ON INOCULATION -- which is so good that I'll be doing a blog post on it when I finish.
The books above are on my TBR (to be read) list, I generally love Kingsolver's work and began listening to THE LACUNAE only to lose the thread about half way through. I want to give it another chance. STARMAKER is something I read over forty years ago -- I remember being profoundly affected by it-- I wonder if I'll feel that way again.
So many books -- so little time. I've been purging my shelves -- the pile at the bottom is going to the library book sale. And there are many other shelves to visit . . .
For me, that's a large part of the pleasure of the KIndle -- I can buy a new book without having to worry about shelf space. . . and if the Kindle fails, there are plenty of old favorites right at hand.