Sunday, November 29, 2009

You didn't think I would forget my anniversary did you?

No, it's not the anniversary of me starting this blog, but tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my last post...

So, you know, I'll try and do better and all that.

I added a new feature on the right, Currently Reading, with pictures of the books. I couldn't find a gadget to do this so it's actually three gadgets, first text for the header, then two separate picture gadgets. I guess this works well enough but if anyone knows a better way to do this, please let me know.

A few comments about these books. First, the Smell of Telescopes by Rhys Hughes. I would describe Rhys here but I plan on doing that elsewhere in about 10 days so I'm saving it for that. For now I'll just say that he is a lot of fun to read, although I wish there was less horror in his collections, and that I've been reading him a lot lately. Downstairs if you know what I mean.

Brandon Sanderson, the author chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series was here in Georgia, doing a book signing and reading at one of my county's public libraries on November 13th. Unfortunately, about 4 hours before this event, I left with the family to drive 10 hours to go to a wedding the next day. Why does that always happen?

I preordered a signed book from a bookstore weeks before this event, but still, it would have been nice to go to. I am reading this book now and I am as fully involved in it as I was in Jordan's books. Unfortunately I am a slow reader and Jordan is one of the few authors who will keep me up until 2:00am night after night after night. Jordan/Sanderson is doing the same.

I don't know if it is just because they are wrapping up the series, but things seem more clear to me in this book than they have in the last several. I have fewer moments thinking, "I don't know what is going on but hopefully it will make sense later."

One final comment here. For those of you who know what this means: "Paksenarrion Rules!" I have news for you, Egwene al'Vere Rules! Wow.