Mar 13, 2007

"I Read!"

The last book I remember reading is the second or third book in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. I started doing more online and devoting less time to reading, and then sorta lost the option as my vision got worse. I 'read' (listened to) Sun Tzu's Ancient Art of War a year or so ago, but it'd been ages since I read a book.

So, how'd I spend this nice, warm, sunny day (judging by the number of idiot screams and various music filling the air... and the fact the heater hasn't kicked on 5 times an hour)?

I'd gotten bored, and ended up grabbing some e-books. I fiddled with MS' e-book reader, wasn't impressed and couldn't change colors... grabbed some voices to try to listen to it being read, but again, no dice. Eventually came across a converter thatt turned it into html so I could read it in Firefox.

It was Robert Asprin's Myth series that really got me to want to read again, so I started with the first book, Another Fine Myth. Light reading- I forgot how much was dialogue. I started reading, and kept reading... and finished the book up the same day I started it.

Have a giant selection to choose from, and others won't go quite as quickly- but it's a nice feeling to have revisited something from high school days, and pick up on all the old characters (Skeeve, Aahz, Tanda, Gleep, etc.) again. May not be the most exciting news, but it's nice to delve back into reading fiction on my own again... maybe it'll spark the imagination to write something after this class finishes next Monday. I guess we'll see....

(If you don't get the title, check out my Jay Johnson post/link... you'll understand.)

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