Wednesday, August 22, 2012
WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. What you do is answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
I've taken a brief break from George R. R. Martin's A Storm of Swords to read Hamidah Gul's self-published short story collection called Anthology 1: The Other Side. It's not my policy to accept self-published books, but I accepted Gul's without looking into her book. While some of the ideas are good, the execution is lacking, and it's very clear that English is Gul's second language as the writing suffers from tense problems and wrong word usage, sometimes in unintentionally funny ways. Oh well, at least it's short.
What did you recently finish reading?
I most recently finished Christopher Lee's short story, The Archaeologists, the first part of a series of stories. While I enjoyed the style, I found the content a little too graphic, both the sex and the language. It's free on the Kindle if you want to give it a shot, but reader beware. My review is here.
What do you think you'll read next?
I'm going to finish Martin's A Storm of Swords. I'm 500 pages in, and I can definitely see why people are saying it's his best so far. You get a much better sense of Martin's world as a whole, and the storylines develop in much more interesting ways than they did in A Clash of Kings.