Bill: Finals week so like Kat, not a lot of reading. I did finish Kingdom of Liars, a solid if at times problematic debut by Nick Martell. Outside of genre I continue my reread with my son (his first read) of Tony Hillerman’s enjoyable Navajo mysteries, completing The Dark Wind.
Marion: I finished Shorefall, by Robert Jackson Bennett. It’s rare for me to read a book where everything I knew at the beginning has changed by the end, but that’s what happened here. Between onscreen work (writing, revising, tweeting and doing Zoom calls), reading, and watching a lot of TV, I’ve started getting eyestrain headaches, so I noticed I was reading less this week. Our county has reopened regional park trails to locals, and I think more regular walks among the blooming poppies and lupin, the crows, chickadees, acorn woodpeckers, scrub jays, Canada geese and squirrels will ease the head pain.
Terry: I didn’t actually get around to starting Stephen King’s latest opus, but I did read Driftwood by Marie Brennan, which is a lovely set of vignettes on a world where worlds go to die. I finished I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution, a book of essays about, well, television, by Emily Nussbaum, and my list of shows to watch has grown by a page or two. Now I’m reading The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk, a thriller about spies and governments, and Awakenings by Edward Lazellari, an urban fantasy that’s starting out dark and promises to get darker. Stephen King’s going to have to wait just a little bit longer.