For instance, why is it just now, when Brandon Sanderson is finishing up The Wheel of Time series, that I'm hearing about it? Sure enough, The Eye of the World was published in 1990, with most all the rest of that series following throughout that decade.
Angieville has got me totally dying to read The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. Why have I never heard of this series before? I looked up the first book, The Thief, and yep, published in 1996.
I just finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. As since my radar has been in tuned up on this book, I'm hearing all kinds of things about it... "wow, what a book!" So I wonder, why haven't I heard of it before now? I look and yep, published 1996!
That's just a small example. So, what was I doing in the 90's if I wasn't reading? Maybe this:
(This picture taken 1997, as you maybe can tell by the little date in the corner!)
But still that's no excuse. Many of you have small kids and are still reading! And I know I was reading, I just can't remember what. It makes me feel like I've lost a whole decade of reading because I didn't keep a list, or a notebook, and of course there were no blogs! And really no internet connections yet. (Late 90's was when I realized there was something out there.) And maybe that's why I wasn't reading what was being published at the time, I was perhaps reading classics and "old" books. Because there was no internet, I was clueless at the time about current book buzz.
So I'm asking you today, what other books from the 90's did I miss? Do you feel like there's a whole decade of reading that you complete skipped? And do you have any guesses as to what I might have been reading all those years?