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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (09/17/12)

I have two books from the library and a galley to read. I need a read-a-thon, STAT!

This Week I’m Reading:

Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores edited by Greg Ketter

Bookstores are the greatest places on earth, yet there’s never been an anthology devoted just to them. Here are sixteen stories, fourteen original to this anthology, each of which includes a bookstore at its core. Science fiction, fantasy and horror. Authors included are David Bischoff, P.D. Cacek, Ramsey Campbell, Charles de Lint, Marianne de Pierres, Harlan Ellison, Rick Hautala, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Gerard Houarner, John J. Miller, A.R. Morlan, Lisa Morton, Melanie Tem, Patrick Weekes, Jack Williamson, Gene Wolfe. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Cover art by John Picacio. (Goodreads)

I’m pretty agnostic when it comes to the whole physical book/ebook argument. On one hand, books, book stores, and libraries have always been a comfort to me. On the other, it’s the stories that are the important thing, not the form they’re in. As long as we have stories, I think we’ll make it. But obviously, this anthology appeals to me and I was happy to snatch it up as a READ NOW on NetGalley.

Short Story of the Week:

I was going to count Shelf Life in my short story category since I have a couple of books to push through by the end of the month, but Multo pointed out a story at Weird Fiction Review that looks pretty interesting.

The Usual:

I’m caught up on Edda. I still have a week or two before more A Clash of Kings. That leaves a poem to read this week.

What I Read Last Week:

Re-read Stephen King’s The Mist. Review will be up on Wednesday. Also read a kid’s book of spooky poetry. More on that tomorrow in my R.I.P. round-up.