It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (11/26/12)


You know what I’ve missed during November? Book blogging. NaNo plans are winding down, so I think it’s time to get back in to it.

This Week I’m Reading:

Moscow But Dreaming by Ekaterina Sedia

The first short story collection by award-winning author Ekaterina Sedia! One of the more resonant voices to emerge in recent years, this Russian-born author explores the edge between the mundane and fantastical in tales inspired by her homeland as well as worldwide folkloric traditions. With foreword by World Fantasy Award-winner Jeffrey Ford, Moscow But Dreaming showcases singular and lyrical writing that will appeal to fans of slipstream and magical realism, as well as those interested in the uncanny and Russian history. (Goodreads)

An impulse grab from NetGalley. Pretty cover and it’s been a while since I’ve read anything particularly Russian.

Short Story of the Week:

I’m doing some seasonal reading: Brass Canaries by Gwendolyn Clare  and Christmas Wedding by Vylar Kaftan for this week.

The Usual:

A poem, a section of Poetic Edda  & two chapters of A Clash of Kings.

What I Read Last Week:

Still working my way through Carter Beats the Devil. Writing about magicians and reading about magicians makes for some phantasmagoria of the mind.

I will also admit to reading quite a bit of Sherlock fanfic. Did read “His Last Bow” as well last week. It is of course the obvious item of speculation concerning the word “bow.”  It seems reasonable, and I could actually see this being the basis for the first episode of series 3 with Holmes coming out of hiding after his death. (Although, wouldn’t it be interesting if the entirety of series 3 involved Holmes working from the background? That could work.) Anyway, I’m about this close –>||<– to another Holmes-a-thon.

3 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (11/26/12)

  1. Tanya Patrice

    Ooh I wish my library had Moscow But Dreaming! But I looked through what they had, and I think I’ll read Heart of Iron (for Russia in the Olympics Reading Challenge). Have you read that book by her?

    And I’m a big fan of Sherlock too. I’m so excited for the next season to begin.

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  2. therelentlessreader

    Moscow but Dreaming sounds interesting! I’m a fan of Russian stories, I’ll have to look for this 🙂

    Have a great week of reading!

    Reply

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