I finally tackled my bookshelves! They've been accumulating books and papers and movies I grabbed from downstairs that aren't supposed to live on my bookshelves and I've been meaning to clean them for a long time. I have two bookshelves in my room, a tall wooden one that I LOVE and a short white one that I've had since I was a kid, and my brother used it for a while too before he bought a big one and this one ended up back in my room. Not complaining! I packed up two (smallish, but not really) boxes of books for the basement, and I have lots of room on the tall bookshelf (which has now been relegated to fiction) and no space (still) on the white bookshelf, which is nonfiction on the bottom and writing binders/WIPs/books on the top. If I'm feeling responsible later I'll post some pictures!
I'm still reading A Matter of Blood, but it's going to go much slower now because I'm focusing on writing for November. I plan to write on the train each way and a bit more at home (especially if I haven't reached my word count for the day) so reading won't happen until I'm all tucked into bed and cozy, which will give me approximately seven minutes to read until I fall asleep. I plan to finish AMoB, but after that I want to start rereading books. They've been piling up, and I need to give my Read pile a bit of attention. Plus, I've been trying to slow down on my book buying (and most of what I want is only in hardcover, which I try to avoid), so my TBR pile is mighty small. (That is, TBR of those I already own.)
Dune by Frank Herbert and the Revelation Space trilogy by Alastair Reynolds were the first sci-fi books I ever read, way back in the days of high school. (Dude, it's been FIVE YEARS. Wow.) I've been wanting to read both of these for a long time now. For the most part Dune went over my head, and I thought Revelation Space was just awesome. And I liked that Reynolds was an astrophysicist, which I eventually went to college for. I read a lot of mainstream middle grade and YA books, but when I started browsing the adults sections it was always sci-fi and fantasy. (So proud of myself!) I read a lot of Drizzt books in high school, too.