Thursday, January 5, 2012

I have been remiss...

Here we are nearly a week into January, and I haven't even mentioned how happy I am that Carl is again helping us to indulge in several weeks worth of sci-fi reading with his Sci-Fi Experience. Well, better late than never, right? So, let me just say right now--I'M SO HAPPY. :)

Just a few years ago, if anyone had asked, I'd have said that I simply wasn't a fan of sci-fi. Which I now realize is just plain silly. Sci-fi is so much broader than my previous ignorance had me believing. I'm still pretty ignorant, truth be told, but I'm having fun learning.

So what am I hoping to read during these next couple months?

--Epic by Conor Kostick (Gray and I have just started reading this one for school, so I know I'll actually get this one done. :P )
--The Search for Wondla Tony DiTerlizzi (Maxidoodle and I are currently reading this one together. When I bought it, I thought it was fantasy, but thus far I'd say it leans more sci-fi. So far [we're only about 50-ish pages in] we are both loving the heck out of it.)
--Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. (I just reread Ender's Game last month, and I'd really like to get around to this one before too much time slips by again. Plus, this is one of Chris's picks for me for my happiness project.)
--Syndrome by Blake Leibel, Daniel Quantz, R.J. Ryan, and David Marquez (Rich got me this graphic novel for Christmas. I *think* it's sci-fi, but am not a hundred percent sure of this. If all goes well, I'll find out soon.)
--Three Days to Never by Tim Powers. (I've been wanting to read this one for ages. Hopefully it will finally happen.)

And that's it. Yep, I'm being realistic here. There's quite a pile other things I want/need to read in the near future, so there's no point in setting myself up for disappointment, right? Of course, I do also fully admit there's a fairly decent chance I won't even get to all of these.

Thanks Carl! I know it's going to be a great couple of months. :)


animewookie said...

Oh, yay!! Speaker For the Dead was good, although I can't say I enjoyed it as much as Ender's Game (Loved that book) Looking forward to reading your reviews :D

Kailana said...

I haven't posted about this yet either, but I am reading 2 books right now that count! I will have to mention it tomorrow. :)

Chris said...

Yay Yay Yay!!! I so hope that you get to read Speaker for the Dead!! You know I love that one :)

kreed said...

I know this has nothing to do with your post, but THANK YOU for the scarf and calendar...I will likely never actually get to thank you note writing, but I wanted you to know that I loved the gifts and am so thankful for you and your generous heart.

Debi said...

Thanks. I'm thinking about starting Speaker for the Dead here as soon as I finish my current "just for me" read. I'm really excited about--I haven't heard of a single person who read it and didn't love it.

Oooh, what two? Of course I'm sure I'll find out soon enough since you're so much better about posting about your reads than I am. ;)

Oh don't you worry--I am *definitely* going to make sure I get to Speaker for the Dead this time around! :D

Sweetie, I hope you know you are more than welcome!!! I'm just so happy you like them! :D

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Good luck with your challenge reading! I'm midway through Ender's Game for the Sci Fi Experience right now. Enjoying it so far, and I hear good things about Speaker for the Dead so I'll probably give that a try too. So glad the challenge is pushing me to finally read some books I've heard about forever!