I’ve been destroying books lately. They are great for plane rides, and great for taking your mind off of things. However, I always find myself more depressed than when I started. Something about holing yourself up for days at a time in a fantasy land that isn’t particularly helpful.
I need to remember to throw in more non-fiction every now and again.
I started two new fantasy series at the same time.
George RR Martin’s – A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice)
Patrick Rothfuss – Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles)
I like them both. I like almost all books though.
I also just recently polished off 20,00 Leagues Under the Sea. Jules Verne is a grand chronicler / cataloger. That means there are whole pages you can just skip. Oh, he’s still listing types of fish in the Indian Ocean three pages later? Next, Next, Next, oh the story starts again. Overall though – great book worth reading. You can see the influence his work in the late 1800s has on modern science fiction. To me that’s fascinating.
Read 20,000 leagues under the sea and then pick up a copy of Michael Chrichton’s Sphere. Makes me want to re-read sphere. I’ve been through that book something like 4 times by now. Great read.