Because of my current hectic life schedule (as well as my new book review blog project), I've found that my pleasure reading time has shrunk drastically. I've been going to short stories lately, but just in case I actually have a breather I'm looking for SF/F novels that are both quality and quick that I can just NOM relatively quickly. Suggestions?

Looking at my "to read" pile, Hammer's Slammers, His Majesty's Dragon and Assassin's Apprentice all look like they might be quick and fun. Are they?

The picture is Blackbirds, because that's one I read at warp speed and loved.