Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I added a reading list to the sidebar, as much for me as for you. I have lots of time to read what with riding the bus, waiting for the bus, killing the lunch hour, etc. But occasionally I run out of new books, or can't think of what to read next, and I just drop it for a week or two and spend bus time listening to CDs or whatever. But I really want to keep up the reading, so I'm going to try and have a new book waiting while I'm reading my current book. Virgin Suicides only took me two or three days, but now I'm into Homicide, which is extremely dense and something to the tune of 650 pages, so I'll be at this awhile. And I've got Jonathan Strange lined up after that, so that should give me time to plan what comes next. Ooh, reading! It's awesome!

Oh, remember Olympos, that I was so excited about? It sucked. Big time. Not in a "Oh, I expected something else" way, but in a "Oh, this just sucks" way. I read one review that basically said "Read Ilium (the first book), then make up your own ending to the story. Whatever you come up with is bound to be better than Olympos." I'm inclined to agree. Stick to the Hyperion end of Dan Simmons' ouevre.


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