As perhaps you can tell, I’m in the midst of a little Hugo holiday. I just got done readingÂ The Master and MagaritaÂ by Mikhail Bulgakov after receiving it as an anniversary gift from my wife and now I’m readingÂ The Bane of the Black Sword, the fifth Elric novel, by Michael Moorcock.
I’m also listening to Helene Wecker’s The Golem and The Jinni, which is simply lovely so far. Speculate! recently produced a couple of episodes about the novel and I’m looking forward to listening to them when I finish.
At this point, I’m not sure what I’m going to read next. There’s a pretty good chance that I’ll read another Elric novel since my craving for “hack and slash” sword and sorcery may extend beyond my current read, or I may pick up Aliette de Bodard’sÂ The House of Shattered Wings and resume my Hugo journey.
For audio, the choice is easy: I will definitely be listening to Brandon Sanderson’s most recent Mistborn novel,Â Shadows of Self. Not only do I love Sanderson’s works, but I alsoÂ love Michael Kramer’s narration of hisÂ work.
It’s been nice to read a couple books from my bookshelves, but I hope to get back to some new releases very soon.
P.S. GRRM has posted some thoughts about the Long Form Dramatic Presentation category that are worth checking out.