Book Log – falling behind…

Falling behind isn’t the name of a book, it’s my state of being.

There are obvious upsides and downsides to a Kindle.

On the upsides, I’m getting a lot more reading done, and I love the e-Ink screen. The light on the case makes it easy to read while putting the kids to sleep without searching for my always missing flashlight or book cliplight. The Kindle’s always with me, at work, in the car, whereever. If I’ve got 5 minutes to kill, I’ve got a good way to kill it handy.

The downsides are primarily that I’m a little too Amazon-centric as it is, and it is Way Too Easy to buy a book. I’m going to reign that in. Really.

But also, I fall behind in this blog.

So I’m making some notes on recently read books I need to write about:

God, No! by Pen Jillette
Rhubarb by M.H. Van Keuren (I really want to talk abou this one)
You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney

All three of these deserve more than a paragraph of commentary, so… until there is time, there they’ll sit.

Book Log: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by R.R. Martin

I need to be more prompt on writing these. It’s been several weeks since I finished GoT and I’m trying to remember what I thought about it…

It’s good. It’s above average fantasy, not that I’m an expert on fantasy. What have I read? Some Piers Anthony a lifetime ago… the Myth Adventures series… Spellsinger series… Thieves World series… Discworld… these are all mostly Goofy Fantasy, if that’s a term.

So I’m not an aficionado. But GoT is good, it has some interesting characters. The dwarf, who is not a Dwarf, but actually a human of small stature, kind of made this worth it. He had a sense of humor, and didn’t take himself too seriously, which characters in fantasy novels tend to do. The tomboy princess was also fun.

I don’t know if I’ll keep going with the series. I’m not dying to find out what happens, but the journey is enjoyable enough I might check in on it now and then.

M&Ms in the Car

(in the car)
Scout: Are you going to eat your bag of M&Ms?
RocketBoy: No.
Scout: Then I won’t either.
RocketBoy: You should make your own decisions, Scout. Eat them if you want.
Scout: But I need you to eat yours first.
RocketBoy: Why?
Scout: Because if I eat mine, and I see you still have yours, I will be hungry.
RocketBoy: Fine, I’ll eat mine.
Scout: Me, too, then.
(later)
RocketBoy: Okay, I’m done.
Scout: HA! I STILL GOT MINE, ‘CAUSE I DON’T EAT AT STOPLIGHTS!