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A reader asks, "What are you reading right now?"

Um, I'm not sure it's very interesting! I always think I should say something terribly heavy and important, but....

I'm rereading Golo Mann's biography of Wallenstein for the work I'm doing on The Ravens of Falkenau. I've just started reading Silver by Darcy Abriel. I've recently gotten hooked on Charlie Cochrane's Cambridge Fellows mystery series, sort of a gay Lord Peter Whimsy. Also the current issue of Southern Living.

I recently finished rereading Tom Pocock's The Terror Before Trafalgar, about the maneuverings of the British navy and secret service in the summer of 1805. I also just finished the SG-1 novel Sunrise by J.F. Crane. J.F. Crane is the penname of the dynamic duo of Sally Malcolm and Laura Harper, and it's the best SG-1 novel I've read yet. I've been trying to slog my way through Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency by Nikola Tesla, but I'm a scientific jughead and it's heavy going even in his sprightly and entertaining style. Oh, and I just reread A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

All over the map, yes? :)

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cat_eyed_fox
Apr. 7th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
You said "Lord Peter Wimsey" and "Gay" and you've got me hooked. I love Peter! And of course his man Bunter.
jo_graham
Apr. 7th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
It's sort of Lord Peter Whimsy meets The Charioteer! I accidentally started with the last book, All Lessons Learned, and I completely loved it, so then I went back and started the series in order. I think the first book is the weakest, but they're all fun so far!
cat_eyed_fox
Apr. 7th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Excellent. I've been making my list of Summer reading and I think this series on it. Are the mysteries Wimsey-ish too, or just the character? I love the science of Peter's books.
jo_graham
Apr. 7th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
It's really good summer reading and hits my kinks beautifully -- lovely Edwardian men in punts solving crimes with a great deal of angst and hurt/comfort! :) Perfect beach reading! No, not as clever as Whimsy nor as scientific. Whimsy light, but very entertaining.
cat_eyed_fox
Apr. 7th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Good. Sometimes Wimsey can be a bit much for me, scientifically speaking. I can follow along but only so far.
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