May 1, 2020

Friday Reads 5/1/2020

Not that anyone can tell, but it's Friday. And here's what I'm currently reading.

I'm happily engaged in the second book in this series about Celaena Sardothien the Assassin of Adarlan.

I started this last night. Well, I read about half the preface before someone (multiple people, really) decided to talk to me. It appears to be something akin to a dissertation. It's pretty academic and the author is clearly a professor. I might feel the need to read this one with a highlighter at hand.

I also started this one last night, and let me tell you, it takes real brain power to read this one. I only got through the "Note from the translator". Here's the deal with this one: There is a book called Ship of Theseus by V.M. Starka and that's what you're holding when you pick up the book. Except there isn't really a book called that. It's all made up to be a vehicle for everything else going on here. Two people are writing notes to each other in the book. They leave it in the library for the other to find. One is doing a Ph.D. on Straka and is racing against the clock to publish before someone else gets there first. The other person is an undergrad student working in the library who ends up helping the Ph.D. student. You can read the book itself, but the read story  is in the notes written in the margins between these two people. Also, there are bits of paper, note cards, postcards, and extraneous items tucked between the pages that the note writers left for each other. So yeah, it's a lot to take in.

That's all for now. I think that's plenty. What are you reading?