I’m always trying to read something, but admittedly it can be challenging with a hectic work schedule and the stuff of life. Even so, I do what I can to make sure I’m making the time for my good ole-fashioned physical books, in addition to whatever I’m listening to when I’m on the go. Here’s a quick look at three books that are in the queue right now:
Today sees the release of the landmark Action Comics #1000, which I’m excited about as it kicks off a whole new era of Superman stories with Brian Michael Bendis taking over as the writer of both Superman and Action Comics. (As a fan, I’m also a bit nervous about what he’s going to do as he’s following up Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s excellent run, which is one of the best in over a decade.) This book, though, isn’t issue 1000. This is a collection of some of the best single-issue Action Comics stories from the last 80 years, including the very first story from 1938 (first published on this very day, in fact). This will be a great book to share with my kids as well.
Outlaws of Time book 3: The Last of the Lost Boys by N.D. Wilson
Wilson’s stories make my heart happy, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book since the last once came out. Can’t wait to read and share with my kids.
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Chabon is an excellent storyteller, but there’s more to his writing that this. I just love the way it reads—there’s a craftsmanship to it that I can’t quite fully explain, but it is a delight. Wonder Boys is the first book of Chabon’s I ever read (though definitely not the last), and one I’ve been meaning to revisit for quite some time. Now seems as good a time as any.