Monday, August 25, 2008


I was reading this book that was on my mother's bookshelf and I thought it was very interesting.
From the test I will link I am a Strong Five just like I figured I was from reading the book

Take the test and see where your personality is.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Kindle ADD

The one thing I have noticed since I started reading on the Kindle is that I tend to jump around between different books.

This might be because I am learning my new toy but it also could be the nature of having a huge selection of reading right at your fingertips.

I just finished reading Callahan's Lady and I was able to completely enjoy the book and not feel the device I was reading with.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kindle Love

Technolust meets Booklust


This thing is Cool! Expensive but very, very cool.

I just transfered some items that I downloaded from Baen Books onto my Kindle and it was a snap. Very, Very easy.

I mainly played with it so far bopping back and forth from different books and checking out the cool features. I loved the Basic Web browser. Very Nice.

On the downside the page flash takes a little bit to get used to and the pages load a little slower than I would like. I only read the intro and first Chapter to Fatal Revanant and I have not experienced that "Lost in a Book" feeling quite yet as I am still getting comfortable with this machine.

But I love it. The Kindle is a Home Run for me thus far.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spider Robinson IS the best.

A long time ago a very troubled boy bought a book.

That book was Callahan's Secret by Spider Robinson

I can not tell you how much Spider's writings and Philosophy have helped me in my life.

Spider has been doing weekly podcasts and now for free, (although we should all pass the hat )and with some great music thrown in you can listen to one of my favorite Spider Robinson stories. The Guy With The Eyes.

"Shared sorrow is diminished, shared joy increased."

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Amazon Kindle

I read a lot of books. Maybe at the rate that I read I can justify this gizmo. We will see.

I think this is the future. Im just not sure that it is our future yet. You know what I mean. Will this transform the reading experience. Will it keep the Joy of loosing yourself in a book.

I don't know.

I get mine tommorow and I will probably Blog a bit about it.

At this point I have such a backlog of Dead Tree Books that I don't know how much I will be using the kindle. I like the fact that you can buy new books for 9.99 . That's a big deal. It helps me justify the expense.

I pre ordered a few things to be on my Kindle

The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison

The Complete Oz Series by Baum

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon

Bible The New Living Translation

Fatal Revenant by Stephen Donaldson

Thats quite a list and everything except the new Donaldson book and the Bible I got for $.99

Also you can tranfer Project Gutenberg texts to the Kindle and dowload them wirelessly for $.10

So I might read a few classics. Or at least maybe read Princess of Mars by Burrroughs which I had downloaded but found reading it on the pc too hard.

Right now I am reading Cicero by an author I can't remember offhand. It's interesting. A lot of Rome is still present in our lives today. But a lot is Different.

I am also reading Myth-Gotten Gains by Asprin. I started reading the Myth Inc. books when I was about 12. It is a lighthearted romp. But not as good as a Terry Prachett book.

Terry Prachett rocks by the way. Read anything by him and you will be improving your blood pressure. Laughter is Good.

I can't wait to play with my Kindle.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Plantet Stories Rock!

Hello Acupofrich,

You are about my sole reader. I am going to try to Blog a little more constistantly. God has been doing amazing things in my life lately.

My Wife and I are working together on our problems, and I feel like we are heading in the right direction.

Even more than that I feel that God orchestrating my life in such a way that I am having to rely on Him as my lover. Hard to explain but we all have needs and only when we unite our hearts with God in the midst of the battle can he fullfill us. I think he brings us to a place where we are hungry and thirsty, and then he shows us how the Mead of God tastes.

But any way I am telling you all about a book.

My favorite RPG company has come out with a line of books. These books are all Classics of the SF pulp era and would appear on the shelf with Robert Howard ect.

I just finished The Secret of Sinharat which takes place on a fictional Mars. Amazing!

Do yourself a favor and check out Planet Stories.

Leigh Brackett rocks!