WednesdayBookClub, the Wednesday Before NaNo

Hello, io9er!! Welcome to WednesdayBookClub. I'm not sure who's doing NaNo this year but instead of doing it, I'm transcribing the book I did last year. 51K+ words handwritten at 2am. *Shudder* I remembered that I was a pretty steady reader until NaNo last year which mean writing sucked up all of my reading energies.… » 10/29/14 11:09am Wednesday 11:09am

How Long Have You Held Off On Reading A Book?

Lately, I've been catching up on my reading. More specifically, I've been reading high profile novels that I bought and meant to read years ago: Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists, Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, and Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad, all from 2010. (They were all pretty good!)… » 10/25/14 8:11pm Saturday 8:11pm

WednesdayBookClub: Banned Books Edition

Hello and welcome to this week's book club. This week is Banned Books weeks so I decided to use a picture of the artwork "Censored book" by Barton Benes. I'm not sure of how many banned books I've read in my life but I know that To Kill A Mockingbird is one of them and I'm really thankful that MudderofCanton talked me… » 9/24/14 12:13pm 9/24/14 12:13pm

The Android's Astrological Companion

Earlier this year, I began a series of zodiac inspired paintings featuring android girls exploring the cosmos. As I paint, I like to make up stories about what’s going on in the piece. I thought it would be a fun experiment to invite a group of authors to write stories based on the illustrations, but with no further… » 9/24/14 3:22am 9/24/14 3:22am

Books You Just Want to Savor

I'm sure we've all been there. There are just some books that you want to savor, sipping them, because you don't want them to end. On the flip side, I've devoured books like a good meal in one sitting. Both types of books (when they are good) can leave you with an empty, sad feeling because they are over. Wanting more. » 8/16/14 12:22am 8/16/14 12:22am

27,965 Miles - I Might Need Book and a Movie

Before the end of the month I will be traveling 27,965 miles by air for work. That is a lot of time with the in-flight entertainment system, but I'm afraid that might not be enough. I have the first 6 books of Game of Thrones on the iPad to read, but I was hoping you guys could offer up some other options for books,… » 8/11/14 6:04pm 8/11/14 6:04pm

Invitation to Discuss: Shadow of Night & Book of Life [SPOILERS]

A couple of weeks ago I started and finished the first book in Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy of modern-ish witchery and other supernatural shenanigans, A Discovery of Witches. At the time I wrote a discussion post, I wasn't sure if I wanted to finish the series because I had some ambivalence about certain things… » 7/30/14 10:42pm 7/30/14 10:42pm