In lieu of more detailed content, here's what I've been reading lately. I completed Bridget Jones's diary for a writing course I'm taking and thoroughly enjoyed it although I enjoyed the movie a bit more. Connected to Bridget Jones is, of course, Pride and Prejudice, a classic, which I had not read to that point.… Continue reading Recently reading and read
Writing Need to do a proof pass to see if my novelette is as error free as I can make it. Plan to do some outlining to expand on my short story as my experiment in scriptwriting. Practicing writing through fan fiction; another 400 words the other night. Reading Finished An Astronaut's Guide to Life… Continue reading A quick update on writing and stuff
Joined GoodReads and added a whack of books to my library. It's almost like a game. One author leads to another and friends' libraries remind me of more books I've read. Very good bit of design to make the user experience so easy and addictive.
Wow, what happened to my reading habit? I can blame Twitter, Facebook and video games. I just haven't set aside much time to sit down and read. I've even fallen off with the list I use to track what I'm reading. Time to get back on that.
Surprising for me, but I've managed to finish only a handful of books since my earlier July post on reading. Watching Baseball Smarter, by Zack Hample Timeline, by Michael Chricton Designated Targets, by John Birmingham Final Impact, by John Birmingham Something tells me there must be more than these, but if so, I haven't logged… Continue reading Books read since July
This list is far shorter than I would like it to be. Part of that is starting and putting aside more books than usual. I have a second daughter at home now and reading time has been shaved down even further as a result. If it doesn't grab me fast, I'm on to the next… Continue reading Reading so far this year
I've given up on reading Moby Dick. I made it at least three quarters thorugh and still no whale. There are huge blubbery lumps of exposition though. Chapters and chapters of them. Enough to make an old-time SF writer proud. In this case, I think the movie would be better. Now I just need to… Continue reading Moby Dicked
I usually do this once a year and usually closer to the begining of the year, but I missed last year completely and am only getting to this year now. This list is only books I finished reading. 2008 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Eagle in the Snow, by Wallace Breem Identity Crisis, by… Continue reading Books read in 2007 and 2008
So far this year I've read:A Long Way Down, by Nick HornbyCell, by Stephen KingChildren of Dune, by Frank HerbertDark Tower III: The Wastelands, by Stephen King Two of these I started in December. I wish I could read four books in 20 days, but I'm just not that fast. And two were audiobooks.
I started out not having much time to read, but then changed jobs at the end of March and had 2 hours to read on my commute each way. Then I changed jobs again in November and went back to having very little time to read. There were also more false starts; books I started… Continue reading 2006 in books