[personal profile] barrington
Yes, I've read three Asimov books (plus one short story) in a row: all of the Elijah Baley/Daneel Olivaw detective stories, the Robot novels.

It hasn't taken long. I've inhaled them. Asimov is like Pratchett in that respect, at least in these books - a page turner, a joy to read. As Dave said, it's ice cream. Other books I've read recently I've enjoyed, but it's been a considered enjoyment.

For those who don't know, I've embarked on a reading project this year, documented at a new blog, My Blog Loves a Bunch of Authors. I'm quite behind, because some of the books I've read have not been ice cream. Instead, they've been something spicy, enjoyable but leaving an odd taste behind. Another was something new, a foreign dish, tried gingerly and very satisfying once digested, but also changing my understanding of food and the culture and world that creates it. But it pains me a little that, even though I do discuss my reading habits on that blog, I only add books from the project in the "Books Read" list, and it looks like I've been very lazy. This is especially sad considering how I've just reignited my passion for reading and have fired through three novels in three weeks (the last of which bigger than the first two combined!).

Currently the project is on hold because I have yet to locate a book by the next author on my list: Pierre Berton. He's a Canadian, and what's more an historian and columnist. Finding his books in Australia is proving...difficult. I may have to revise my own rules...

While you're here, allow me to spruik the brief return season of my beloved's excellent Comedy Festival show, World War Wonderful. This Thursday to Sunday - that's June 4 to 7 - 9pm (8pm Sunday) at the Butterfly Club (details and bookings on their web site). If you like the idea of boogie song and dance in the style of the Andrews Sisters, but with a dark satirical anti-war flavour, then get along! I'll be there Thursday and possibly Sunday.

Date: 2009-06-03 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tomble.livejournal.com
I trust you've read The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlein. My all time favourite sci fi book.

Did you get the pics and audio I took at the museum show?

Date: 2009-06-03 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrington.livejournal.com
No! I'll put it on my non-project list.

I haven't seen the pics or heard the audio yet, but then I haven't met up with Gail yet either - we're both slack in this respect, especially me since I'm supposed to be in charge! I'll be in touch with her anon!

Date: 2009-06-03 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tra4ce.livejournal.com
I can't help but think I may be responsible in some small way for your blog project. I have the song in my head now, thanks.

Date: 2009-06-03 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrington.livejournal.com
You are! Allow me to repay you by pointing you at this:

http://grumpygamer.com/8280380

This:

http://www.monkeyislandspecialedition.com/

And this:

http://www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland

Date: 2009-06-07 02:08 am (UTC)

February 2012

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
192021 22232425
26272829   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 21st, 2017 10:34 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios