Fantasy poll closed, sci-fi poll opened

I’ve closed the poll on which fantasy books I should read next.  You can see the results here.  So, when I finish reading “The Eye of the World,” I’ll be reading “Endymion” by Dan Simmons.  So, it’ll be like this:

  1. The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan
  2. Endymion – Dan Simmons
  3. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
  4. ?
  5. Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson
  6. ?
  7. Guards Guards – Terry Pratchett
  8. ?
  9. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
  10. ?
  11. His Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik

So, I have some question marks that may be filled by science fiction books, if I have enough votes.  If not, I’ll stick in a classic.  So, here’s what I’d like you to do.  Below is a list of science-fiction books that I have.  Please vote on which one you think I should read first.  Why am I letting other people decide what I read?  Well, if I go with what I want to read, I may not have good variety.  I tend to read through a series without a break.  This way, you help me break that habit, allowing me to read several different authors and their styles.  So, please vote!

Another poll. What should I read?

I’ve decided to ask the public again what I should read next.  Having already read Hitchhiker’s Guide book 1, and more than half way through The Wheel of Time book 1, I still have Endymion to read.  However, I’m looking ahead to after Endymion, and I’d like to know what others think I should read.  At the moment, I’m also reading an ebook, and will be reading another non-fiction book at the same time.

Since Endymion is science fiction, I’d like to read a fantasy book.  So, here are the choices.  Please vote!

Writing a story with oneword.com

I was introduced to oneword.com by a Twitter acquaintance yesterday, and I was immediately intrigued.  It’s basically a writing tool that gives you a word a day, and you have to write something using that word within 60 seconds.  It’s a very short time to write, but I think it’ll help me with a bit of inspiration.  It’s already inspired me to try to write a story using the website.  Every day, I’ll spend 60 seconds writing.  When the 60 seconds is finished, I’ll wait until the next day to carry on from where I left, but I have to use the new word of the day in my next segment.  If all goes as planned, I may have a cohesive story that’s shaped by the words provided by the website.  I’m very curious to see where it leads me.

Each week, I’ll post what I’ve written over the previous 7 days.  I’m not sure when the story will end, but I may have several very short stories or one long story.  In one year, I will have spent only 365 minutes writing, but it should be interesting.  Anyone else using this website?  My username is jaydeejapan, if you’re interested in following me.