Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.


And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 


Neuromancer - Well, I can't say that I loved Neuromancer but.... Well, let's just say it made me respond. So I'll think of something.Initial Thoughts: Hadn't heard of this at all, and then saw it three or four times in less than a week, and while this happens with other books-called-classics, for once my library actually had this one!Gibson definitely doesn't baby the reader. And the first two chapters weren't all that compelling to me, but before I read chapter three, I picked up Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose again and realized Gibson is doing some clever things linguistically (because I'm paying attention now). This may work out.

Currently reading

The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 325/781 pages
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 26 %
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
Daniel Abraham, Robert Redick, Saladin Ahmed, K.J. Parker, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Ellen Klages, Jonathan Strahan, Jeffrey Ford, Trudi Canavan, Glen Cook, Ellen Kushner, Kate Elliott
Progress: 57/395 pages
Leonard Wolf, Bram Stoker
The Guermantes Way
Christopher Prendergast, Mark Treharne, Marcel Proust
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Phillip Lopate
Mad Ship
Robin Hobb
Pitch Like A Girl: How A Woman Can Be Herself And Still Succeed
Ronna Lichtenberg
A History of Pi
Petr Beckmann
English Creek
Ivan Doig