Well, readers, it’s the weekend once more. To be honest, I don’t really have much to talk about. If you don’t want to read many hundred words of my babbling about books I’m going to read at some point in the future and books I’m reading now, you should probably just stop here. I won’t be offended; I promise.
My reading is still slow going until I get onto something new, and I haven’t been writing nearly as much as I want to, so there’s nothing coming down that creative channel. However, I made a promise both to myself and to you lovely people that I would be writing a post twice a week to the best of my ability to do so, and since I’ve been doing almost nothing all afternoon but streaming Parks & Recreation* on my computer, it is most definitely within my ability to write one today.
First off, I suppose I should hash out a game plan for the next year, seeing as how this is our last shot at actually planning out an entire year until the apocalypse (I’m kidding, everyone). You remember the Eclectic Reading Challenge, don’t you? Well, I’ve worked out with my oh-so-clever brain that the number of genres I have to read (twelve) corresponds to the number of months in the year (which is also twelve, wouldn’t you know it). So, my plan is to read and review one book per month. January’s book will be The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, as per a commenter’s request (just the first one, though; I’m not really in the mood to read a five-book trilogy all at once).
On a related note, did you know the books were based off of a radio series made by the author? According to Wikipedia, at any rate. And everyone knows Wikipedia is the best source for factual information.
Moving on. You can always check out all of the books I’ll be reading for the Challenge up at the page called “The Challenge.” If you have a book to recommend for me to read next (meaning in February), please, let me know. Help me make sense of this gigantic stack of books in my room (which will be growing again this week because The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is coming in the mail)(wow, are there a lot of parentheticals in this post). If you’ve even read this far. In which case, bonus points to you, good sir or madam!
So, the author's site calls it a "technothriller"...which I suppose is an adequate term.
Last order of business: Omnitopia Dawn, the book I’m hoping to finish quite soon. I like it a lot, and I think it’s because it’s basically a computer book. You know the type, with lots of hacker jargon and coding talk. It’s actually a near-future tale about a World of Warcraft-type online game, in case you need the background.
My main point, though, is that for some reason I love books with lots of technical computer stuff in it. I’m not sure why, because none of what they’re talking about makes much sense to me. At the same time, though, I don’t need to understand to understand. I get the gist of it. Does that make sense to anyone here? Another example of this type of book is Evil Genius (which is such a good book, everyone should read it) and, I’m told, Brain Jack, which I bought about a week or so ago but probably won’t get around to for a while. My main point is, do any of you like this subgenre (can I call it that?), readers? If so, do you feel like you need to understand it, or does it not matter to you?
Well, I think this is a good enough post about nothing at all. I really do apologize for the lack of actual quality here; apparently the creative side of my brain is taking a sabbatical. It’s probably from all the Parks & Rec.
*Speaking of the show, does anyone here watch it? And if you do, isn’t it AMAZING?!