I am nearly finished with McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories....and I have to say I am really enjoying it! In my experience with short story anthologies, usually the selections are hit or miss.....some I like and some fall flat for me. Too many stories in sci-fi or horror anthologies are old hat, cliche rehashings of been-there-done-that-before. But in this anthology, so far I haven't read a single story in it that I didn't find interesting and new. The stories are bizarre....but what can you expect from a book with a title like that?? :)
In keeping with my switch-up style for this read-a-thon, as soon as I finish the last story in this book I am moving on to something different. Different, but the same. I have been reading a fantasy series for several years. I read a book or two in the series, and then move on to other books/authors/genres and then come back for more. I don't like to marathon-read a series....it loses it's freshness after a book or two. Just like I love pork chops, but if I ate them every day, after awhile I would get incredi-tired of them. So, when I find a series I like, I take a bite or two, then come back later for more.
I thought through all my series-in-progress......Simon Green's Nightside series, The Iron Druid books
Bout of Books Reading list:
1. Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott
2. Gracie: A Love Story by George Burns
3. Jim Henson's Return to Labyrinth 1 by Jake T. Forbes
4. Return to Labyrinth 2
5. Return to Labyrinth 3
6. All New McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories by Various.
7. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher. In Progress