When i was stacking up books for the pictures below, i ended up picking up The Walking Dead, Volume 7: The Calm Before, just to read a couple pages. Ha! i finished it in one sitting. I really can't say too much as almost anything would be a spoiler for a previous book. This series is a long novel. You love some characters, hate others, there is joy and sadness and strangeness and life. The title is a sign that the shit's about to start and we get a glimpse at the end of how that is going to take shape. a 5.
The Readathon is tomorrow. Here's the stack of things i've started but not finished yet. In case you're curious: Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper, Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein, The Sandman Papers edited by Joe Sanders, The Lost City of Z by David Grann, Boneshaker by Cherie Preist, and The Philosopher at the End of the Universe by Mark Rowlands.
And here are the ones i've got from the library, as well as an ERC i want to jump into. The Passage by Justin Cronin, Hellboy Volume 2: Wake the Devil, The Windup Girl by Paolo Baciagalupi, Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye, From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll, The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, and lastly The Execution by Hugo Wilcken.
No, i'm not going to read all of these. No, I'm not going to even come close. This is just the pool i'll be drawing from. The only one that i want to get through for sure is Boneshaker as it was due back to the library yesterday. eeek!