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TSS: Reading goals

I’m working hard to achieve my reading goal of 200 books this year.  Starting out by reading as much as possible while I don’t have any work to do!  So I’m up to four books, but the problem is, none of them have been particularly good.  For example, I just finished a book called Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley.  It’s publicized as Roman noir, a new mystery genre, as she tried to use noir language in ancient Rome, thinking they went together fairly well.  And they do, surprisingly enough; the book reminded me a lot of film noir.  The trouble is that I didn’t like it at all.  I know the problem lays with me here because I have little patience for mysteries, but it sounded so interesting.  Now I have to write a review when I think someone else would like this book much more than I did.

Next up is either Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (which I must read before Friday, it’s a heavy hardcover that just isn’t coming on a plane with me) or Mr. Cavendish, I Presume?  by Julia Quinn.  Vastly different books, but I hope I manage to enjoy both of them.  Tomorrow I’m going into NYC to visit a friend, with long bus rides there and back, so I hope I get plenty of reading in!

Finally, a non-book-related completely geeky note.  Way back in 2001 or 2002, I used to watch a TV channel called TechTV.  My brother and I just loved it and we were very unhappy when it was bought by a gaming channel designed for teenagers – no more gadgets or geekery.  They gradually eliminated our favorite personalities and shows.  Today I discovered that many of them are on twitter, so I went through and followed my favorites.  Yay for getting my geek news back!

Have a good week and once again, Happy New Year!


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