To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently I’m reading Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre. It’s another sci-fi series I found thanks to Goodreads friends, and so far it’s not terrible. Jax is a fairly interesting character and it’s a pretty quick read. That sounds much more negative than it should- I’m simply not a huge sci-fi reader, despite my love for Star Wars etc.
I recently finished Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall. It wasn’t nearly as good, or overall insightful as I’d hoped, but it did touch on some intriguing concepts, namely that “normal” sleep patterns may have once involved going to bed as the sun went down, sleeping 3-4 hours, then waking again for a few hours, then sleeping again for a few hours. Apparently, in the absence of artificial light our bodies naturally fall into this routine and experience more satisfaction from sleep than when we try to get 608 straight hours of shuteye. Who knew?
Next will be Revenge: Stories by Yoko Ogawa, a collection of short stories all connected by a common thread. Supernatural, possibly, and suspenseful. It’s sitting on my desk at home, we’ll see how it goes. I thoroughly enjoyed the last collection of shorts I read, which is atypical for me.