Ok, it’s 9/4 technically, but I keep odd hours and it’s just about bedtime for me, what most folks would consider the ‘night’ part of 9/3. Anyway, I did NOT finish a book tonight. I read 200pgs of Valhalla Rising, the Clive Cussler book I have been reading. I also added 200 twitter folks to my following list, including bookish folks from Ireland and Scotland, and some Colorado authors. It is much harder to find Colorado authors than it is to find Colorado musicians. Musicians play concerts, in public, so you just have to find the local venues and you’ve found some local musicians as well. Authors are private, hermitish people who may not talk about their books much unless properly provoked, and they don’t have many equivalents to live concerts where bloggers can discover them. For music blogging I make it a point to focus a lot of my attention on the local scene, and I’d love to do the same for books, but that’s easier said than done so far.
I did also have a headache, and I have a broken tooth that rubs against the inside of my cheek periodically, so tonight it has been awfully uncomfortable. Those are my excuses for not finishing a book tonight, anyway. Some day when I am rich, I plan to have all my crappy teeth removed and replaced with nifty new ones, but in the meantime I get a lot of sore spots and minor infections from teeth I would almost happily remove and live on soup, ice cream, mashed potatoes and jello.
I also downloaded most of the books on Edelweiss that I want to read, out of the ones that don’t need to be requested from the publisher, so that was time I wasn’t reading (and now I have a LOT I need to read, too). Actually my virtual stack of ebooks is making me feel like I am back in grad school, and some of the books I downloaded are even political science or political theory books, very much like what I was reading in grad school.
So, anyway, after sleep, I plan to finish reading Valhalla Rising, which is proving very light on the sciency stuff and weaker than the other Dirk Pitt books I’ve read wrt adventure and excitement too. It’s good, but I don’t feel like I MUST finish reading it before going to bed. I also plan to finish the ebook I’ve been reading (The Faithful, by Freedman), so far quite a good story, though not very sciency or sci-fi yet. And if I finish the book on cars (America on Wheels) I can give it to my brother and it won’t be taking up space on my couch. After sleep, though. So, goodnight! TTYS!