Top of the pile is
Boneshaker Started it today. It is, as the guy in the bookstore said, a fun zombie steampunk kinda thing. Excellent. It’s been on my ‘to read’ list for a long time.
Next is Johannes Cabal, The Necromancer by Jonathan Howard. I saw something about it somewhere, though now I can’t remember where, and it looked just so very interesting in a kinda weird sort of way. Plus, like Boneshaker, it’s got a bit of the steampunk flare to it–at least it’s set in that time anyway. Maybe it’s just the top hat.
Then there’s Sacra Pagia: Colossians and Ephesians. This is the one bit of work stuff in this pile, though there are loads and tons of work related summer reading here. This is one of a series of Sacra Pagia commentaries and I’ve been slowly adding to the set one at a time. We’re in a stretch of Colossians in the lectionary, so it is timely reading.
Below that is Steampunkery. I love this book! obviously, the Steampunk theme continues, but this is crafting not literature. It’s a book on polymer clay–a new obsession as of late–and it has some really cool stuff in it. Seriously need to consider purchasing a lot of little watch parts for some of these. It’s a pretty book and seems, at first glance through, to be quite helpful in actual technique.
Beneath that is another recent craftsy artsy book, Printmaking + Mixed Media. I was very excited about this book, but I must confess that my first forays into actual print making…well….one could only say that they suck. Not giving up yet, though.
And at the bottom is a book on loan to me from a fellow History geek–one of the campus ministry students. It’s Defenders of the Faith by James Reston, Jr., and it is about the Ottoman Empire. However, I do not think it has anything to do with furniture 😉 Seriously, this historian has a fabulous reputation for good and interesting writing and I’m looking forward to reading this.
I think this will take me through all of summer, especially since I have two more books to be added to the stack that are coming for reviews.