I read Orson Scott Card's The Worthing Saga last week. Putting everything else aside, I truly love the way OSC tells spanning, epic stories. I read Dune this week, the first time I've read it within a decent timeframe (not weeks between readings). Awesome storytelling told through sometimes annoying writing ("Presently,"). I just started Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds. It seems interesting so far. I've promised myself I'll read at least one book every week this year.