Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
I love to read my books over and over again. They're like old friends. I have many, many "comfort reads".
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
I just bought George R. R. Martin's award-winning 1982 novel Fevre Dream. Outstanding book. I loved it so much I'm sending it to my daughter, who also likes horror. This one is cool, though, because of the historical aspect of it (set on a 1850s riverboat on the Mississippi River).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying about it.
I'm doing a re-read of another classic favorite of mine--or rather, favorite(s). They are The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, and The Last Enchantment--Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy. The original books were published in 1973, 1977, and 1979, and I've been re-reading them on and off since they were published. Yes, I read The Crystal Cave for the first time when I was all of 11 years old! I think we got it as a book club version, or I picked it up at the library. My favorites are the first two--the Last Enchantment is kind of sad, and I seriously dislike the character of Mordred, but who does like him? I love this series for it's focus on Merlin's part of the Arthurian legend, and the realism of the setting (the last days of Rome in Britain).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Good lord, my Amazon wishlist is prettttty long. Here's a selection (strange as they may be) of what is on my list....
- Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China, by Ping Wang
- How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future, by Rachel Swirsky
- Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
- Dangerous Women by George R. R. Martin
- The Incrementalists by Steven Brust
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
- Fiend: A Novel by Peter Stenson
- Katharine of Aragon: Three Novels in One Volume by Jean Plaidy
- How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles by Simon Lovell
- Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
- Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin
......and the list goes on.....
What's on YOUR Amazon Wishlist??