I'm currently reading Isaac Asimov. I read five of the Foundation series last Xmas and in the last few weeks I have read the remaining two Foundation series, two of the robot short stories collections and am currently on the last of the four Robot series books, "Robots and Empire". They have all been excellent!
There are three Galactic Empire novels which seem to be more difficult to get hold of ("Pebble in the Sky", "The Stars, Like Dust", "The Currents of Space") Has anyone read any of those three? Is it worth me trying to find them?
Apart from that I am reading "Mein deutsches Dschungelbuch" by Wladimir Kaminer and Tintin in Welsh, "Cawl Erfyn Efflwfia", although it sucks because its South-Walian.
I have also recently bought Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft. Which is the companion volume to the Necronomicon I already own.
What is everyone else reading?
But failing those I'll probably just switch to one of my Ciaphas Cain [HERO OF THE IMPERIUM] books. Or the Anne McCafferey books I keep forgetting about >.=.>
I struggled through Crime and Punishment, but am now reading the Brothers Karamazov and liking it. For another Russian one, I'd recommend Solzhenitsyn's 'Cancer Ward' if you haven't read it.
If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?
If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
As for Trudi Canavan, I agree she is formulaic, but you have to recognize she is the kind whose style is to bring people into fantasy, rather than retention. Which I think she does a fantastic job at.
Anyway.... When you walk into Waterstones and realize you have read 75% of the fantasy section... you start to wonder what you have done with your life ;;)
So now I'm reading Convergence Culture. Because school doesn't like us reading anything but theory in preparaton for exams.
As the series was his childhood favourite, I've been considering re-reading one of mine (the Dark Is Rising Sequence).
.....And it was such a let down! It felt like a patch ending because the real one was rejected.