I signed up to be in the book binge because I thought it would be fun to read what I like, tell people what I read, and see what others read. I'm always looking for new authors, or books, to try out. The problem is that I failed miserably. May was probably not the best month to do it. Work was busier than normal because I was working with a new program we are testing out, and the house was busier. The kids had a lot stuff going on and our puppy, Quincy, does not like me sitting still while I read. (Yes, I'm blaming the dog). Enough excuses here are the two whole books I read:
Duma Key by Stephen King. This one was 600 pages, can that count as two? It wasn't my favorite King book. It seemed to drag a little in the middle. I actually put it down for a while while I read the following.
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Vol 2. edited by George Mann.
It's a book of short stories, I hope that counts.
I like most of the stories, but there are a few I'd like to point out. Neal Asher has two stories, Mason's Rats: Black Rat and Mason's Rats: Autotractor, which I liked. I have never read his work before but, based on what I can tell, this is may not be the first of these stories of sentient rats on a farm that, at first, bother the farmer, then they end up working together. The were both fun stories.
The other story I wanted to point out was Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal. The title itself made me want to read it, but the story was different than I expected, and better for it. It is about a chimp that has an implant that allows him to much smarter than average chimps. He can talk, as well as other things, but the story deals with the struggle within the chimp as he is not human, but not quite a chimp anymore.
There is my pathetic list. I'll do better next year. I wasn't going to post this, but Florinda made me. Go here to see what others read.