My TBR: Neverwhere, Bone 5-6, Forks and Rogues

I’ve always read a lot, but I’ve taken it up a notch since I joined the To Be Read Podcast, and became more active on Goodreads. It’s so much fun to share that reading with others.

I’ve decided to do a little recapping each week here on my blog. For now I’ll call it MyTBR. You can also follow along more detailed reviews on Goodreads.

If you’re not familiar with the podcast, you can listen to it on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher, watch the videos on Youtube (hint: go subscribe!)

This week on the podcast we talked about Sub-Genres of fantasy, a topic near and dear to my heart.

So what have I been reading?

I finished Neil Gaiman’s excellent Neverwhere,

where a random act of kindness takes Richard Mayhew into a dark and disturbing London Below. Classic, fantastic Gaiman. I’m a big fan.

I also finished book 5 of Jeff Smith’s incredible Bone graphic novel series: Rock Jaw, which I’m reading to my 5.5 year old son. We immediately continued on with book 6.

This week I’ve started on two new books:


a sci-fi and fantasy short story anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois that includes short stories by many authors I like or would be interested to read (Gaiman, Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie)


Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson,

which is basically a history of cooking utensils, techniques, cuisine and customs, and how they’re all interrelated. I love this kind of non-fiction.

But more on those next week, since I’m only about 1/3 of the way through them.

Yes, if you happen to buy one of these from Amazon based on my recommendation, they’ll throw a few cents my way as a thank you. Or go get the book out of the library (I love my library), buy it in a used bookstore, or borrow it from a friend. Just read it if it sounds good.

Until next week, happy reading!