It’s gotten cool and wet here, a nice break for the garden and us before the final hot days of Summer later in the month.Wonderful weather, gardening, various outings have kept us busy, but I’ve taken time for Summer reading.
Wordslingers by Will Murray [Altus Press June 2013 trade paper, new] – nonfiction, pulp western history. After reading the review by Evan Lewis (in case you missed it, you can read it HERE), I had to order this book. I’m interested in fiction from the pulp magazines and though I’m not a big reader of westerns, this is sure to be fascinating.
Will Murray writes and edits a great many pulp story collections and is among the most knowledgeable in the field, so I expect this to be authoritative and well as informative.
I zipped right through Louise Penny’s How the Light Gets In. Very good and recommended. Read Where the Hell Am I? by Ken Levine. I also made good headway on the Budrys book of reviews. I’ve started reading this week’s new arrival. I’m going back to the very fat pulp short story collection I’ve been working on all summer then on to the rest of the things in waiting: a Mike Shayne novel, a Sue Grafton novel and three books from the library that are on hold and sure to pop up one of these weeks, though there are a good many people ahead of me.
So, what did YOU get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?