1. Timothy Stone says:

    Hmmm. We share a couple that I’ve either read or are on my own “to be read” shelf. I would recommend Brandon Sanderson to also check out Sir, particularly his Mistborn books.

    For any who might be curious, here is my own “to be read” list, on Goodreads.


    • John Otte says:

      I have been reading some Brandon Sanderson, both Steelheart and the Rithmatist books. I’ve got more on my Kindle, waiting for the right time to read them. But thank you for the recommendation!

  2. Congrats on the new website: it looks great! (bonus points in your contest for plugging on another site?) 🙂
    On the topic at hand: I spy Phil Vischer’s memoir in the lower-right corner of the second picture. I heartily recommend it. Not only did I learn more about Big Idea (and its rise/fall), but also a great deal about what it takes to pursue a creative vision.

  3. dmdutcher says:

    I don’t have much on my reading list at the moment. I’m reading “Good Luck, Yukikaze,” a light novel about a man and his intelligent fighter jet fighting aliens on another world, and a biography about Ishiro Honda, director of the Godzilla films. I’d like to read more Christian spec fiction but it seems to be a drought of it at the moment. Any recommendations would be helpful here too.
    I’m more interested in movies at the moment. Ender’s Game came out, and to my surprise it was a faithful, dramatic adaptation of the book. Did anyone else notice too that G.P. Taylor’s Mariah Mundi series has a movie out, called the Midas Box? I plan to rent it soon, hoping that Taylor’s Christianity shows in it.

    • John Otte says:

      *ahem* Failstate, Failstate: Legends, and Numb *ahem*

      Okay, in all seriousness, if you haven’t read Patrick Carr’s books yet, definitely check those out. I have really enjoyed them. Also any of Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s books. And I’ve raved about Amish Vampires in Space before. So there’s close to ten books or so right there worth checking out. 🙂

      • dmdutcher says:

        I plan on getting around to your Failstate books soon. I already read Numb, AVIS, Dragonwitch, Goddess Tithe, and A Cast of Stones. Stengl and Carr are good, but sadly I have sequel fatigue and I need more than good to get invested in a series these days.
        There’s the new Aquasynthesis collection out from Splashdown, and I’m reading an interesting novella called Escaping from the Black by Kristy Pellegrin. I think Melissa Turner Lee has a new book out too. 

  4. I back the recommendation for Me, Myself, & Bob. Really, a tremendous book.

    At the top of my reading list is One Realm Beyond (I only have to review it early next week). I’ll also have A Draw of Kings in my to-read pile, as soon as I get it in the mail. Another book I’m supposed to be getting, and adding to my to-read pile, is … Numb.

    These are my to-read books in the sense of must-and-shall-read books, because I got them on condition of reviewing them. My to-read pile, in the sense of books I have in the house and want to read someday, seems pretty much endless. But at least I’ve started Days of Fire. (Two pages is a start.)

    I joined Goodreads about half a year ago, and since we’re all sharing, here’s my to-read shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/23902198?shelf=to-read

    • John Otte says:

      Thank you kindly for checking out Numb! 🙂 Oh, wait, that’s for the CSFF, isn’t it? Don’t worry, the copies will go out as soon as I get them myself. Should be here any day now.

  5. Julie D says:

    Well, I just dropped off a huge stack yesterday, so I’m trying to finish up the library contents–a few Catherine Valente novels, a series by Rachel Aaron that I’ve heard of somewhere, and series three of the Gallifrey audio dramas by Big Finish.  My to-read list is both somewhat elongated (as I use it to keep track of Doctor Who tie-in novels) and abbreviated (I have nowhere near all the Big Finish dramas listed, and there might be other things and rereads that take my fancy)
    Goodreads list if anyone cares https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/17253265-julie?page=1&per_page=100&shelf=to-read&utf8=%E2%9C%93

  6. Timothy Stone says:

    Holy crap. I didn’t know there WERE that many recent Doctor Who books.

  7. Becky says:

    I recently (within the last year) found Goodreads and it has been a life saver! As an organization freak, I love having all the books I want to read lined up in a neat little list. I also love the feeling of satisfaction I get when I can move one of those “to read” books onto my “read” list. Okay, there’ s my plug for Goodreads.
    Honestly, I have never felt very intimidated by my to read pile. Looking at it makes me excited about all the great stories I have yet to experience. It’s also an instant boredom-fixer. Right now I’m looking for some good military science fiction to add to it. I’m up for suggestions if anyone has any.

  8. Timothy Stone says:

    What’s your Goodreads page, Ma’am?

    For military sci-fi, I’d check out Timothy Zahn or Honor Harrington.

  9. Arizona Mike says:

    I have a whole 6′ tall standing bookshelf of to-be-read books, some dating back decades. I prune it regularly of volumes in which I just no longer have any conceivable interest, but there are always new arrivals. Plus already-read titles that I look at, think that would be worth re-reading, and put back onto the Shelf of Things Waiting. 
    As I get older, I sometimes calculate how long it would take to finish off everything on the shelf, if I started reading every available title, and compare that to my expected life span from the insurance company actuarial tables. Then I wonder what my wife will do with all those unread books if I pass on before finishing everything in the house. Then I remember that some of those books came off my; father’s bookshelf after he passed away, back when I was in college.
    Then I feel guilty about spending time on the Internet, like now.

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