What Are You Reading?


We are well into the month of June, and I was wondering what everyone was reading. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life, one in which I constantly indulge.

The spring semester is over, but the summer sessions of classes have already begun at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and I am excited that I am teaching a course called Science Fiction & Fantasy. In that course, we have already covered Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, and we are now doing American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

In addition to rereading those books, I am also reading Next To last Stand by Craig Johnson, While The Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle & Elsie Hancy Eaton, and Celtic Myth and Religion by Sharon Paice MacLeod.

So, I ask everyone out there: what are you reading now?

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59 thoughts on “What Are You Reading?

  1. I agree. Reading is a great pleasure. I’ve been increasingy reading and putting regular slots in daily for just reading. I’m close to the end of Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell. Great read. Doesn’t seem to be a wasted word. After this, I’m going to finish re-reading Lord of the Rings.

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  2. theburningheart

    I have read Neil Gaiman some years ago, of the ones you mention, but my taste in reading it’s all over the place, do not read many novels now, like old classics, but currently reading Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow Of The Wind, Goethe’ Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, my taste it’s more Historical, and like to read about Mysticism, right now I am reading The Mathnawi of Jalalu’Ddin Rumi translated by Reynold A. Nicholson, The Voyage and The messenger by Henri Corbin, and always reading Ibn Arabi, God only knows if I ever will finish reading him, reading the Chin P’ing Mei translated by David Tod Roy, Pio Baroja’s Trilogy, The Landmark Julius Caesar, The Landmark Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander, R.M. Rilke’s Poems, Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time Of Gifts, a biography of Rabindranath Tagore, and many other books, some I abandon for good, others I come back until I finish them, some I may re-read them, it depends on many factors, like if they really grip me, or find tedious, or not to my liking.

    Something I totally agree with you, when you say:

    “Reading is one of the great pleasures in life, one in which I constantly indulge.”

    I have been reading nonstop since I was 5 years of age, and I am an old man now.

    Best wishes Charles.

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  3. I’m reading “The Lost Language of Plants” by Stephen Harrod Buhner and re-reading “The Transition Handbook” by Rob Hopkins and waiting for order to arrive to read, “The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World” by Rob Hopkins

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  4. I’m reading Land, by Simon Winchester –I loved both his Atlantic and Pacific books. Also I’m listening on Audible to Hillerman’s The Fallen Man and other Hillermans that George Guidall, who is one of my favorite narrators, performs. Good

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  5. I am reading Matilda Windsor is Coming Home by Anne Goodwin, I have almost finished reading The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph, and am listening to Tell Me Why by Archie Roach. All highly recommended reads. Recommended by me. 🙂

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  6. I’m making an attempt at reading all the paperbacks I’ve been hoarding for years. Once I bought a Kindle, I rather stopped reading them and I have shelves and shelves of pristine, untouched books.
    I’ve started with Laurell K Hamilton’s ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER series.

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  7. I’ve been on a bit of a reading blitz of late…nothing too testing, just for entertainment. The last 3 books I absolutely ripped through in a little under a week….all covered on my blog. Philip K Dick’s Minority Report (SciFi short stories), The Return Man, by V.M. Zito (a zombie story with a different angle) and Jonathan Maberry’s Patient Zero (a horror/thriller and the first of the books in his Joe Ledger series).

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  8. Hi Charles, thanks for the shout out for While the Bombs Fell. I am a little behind with blogs but trying to catch up. I am late for this party but I am listening to Gone with the Wind, have just finished Matilda Windsor goes home and am now doing two Beta Reads.

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  9. I’m reading a couple books by Octavia Butler, as I’ve heard her name many times in reference to sci-fi authors, and I’ve wanted to check out her work. I’m really enjoying “Blood Child and Other Stories.”

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