Grazing

I go through periods during which I read very little, and periods during which I binge. At the moment I'm sort of grazing, having a hard time concentrating on one single book. Probably because I'm working on a mind-consuming project. These are littering various tables right now:

The Affirmation by Christopher Priest. I met him and Nina Allan at Hispacon in December, and asked each of them what I should read by the other. So after this I'll hunt down Nina's story Spin. So far The Affirmation creeps me out, which is a very good start.

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel. A dive into the nature and history of libraries, for a project I'm working on which involves, as you might have guessed, a library and a librarian. I've written about librarians before, in Amatka, but I guess I wasn't done. Really, librarians can't be overdone.

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie. Ancillary Justice was brilliant, if slow going, so naturally I have to see what she does with this one.

El Joven Moriarty y Los Misterios de Oxford by Sofía Rhei. I don't really speak Spanish, but I really want to read it. I'm slowly deciphering the text with the help of my meager French and Latin. It's working unexpectedly well.

But, really, most of my decompression time is taken up by Dragon Age. I'm not as in love with the DA series as I am with the Mass Effect games, but since ME4 won't be out for some time I'll take what I can get. But really, you know what I actually miss? Psychonauts. And I just found it as a download. Fantastic.