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:
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:
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.