Monday, February 4, 2008

I Finished A Book!

I got a huge stack of books for Christmas, and on Friday as I flew home from Boston, I finished the first of them (Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates). This is an unusual feat for me, and if not for the pair of 4+ hour flights, who knows how long it would have taken me to finish the book.

See, I read a lot of books, but usually 5 at a time, so finishing one is a rare accomplishment. My wife is the opposite -she reads one at a time, and blows through them 10 times faster than me. She's so fast that she occasionally runs out of books to read. I never find myself wondering "What will I read next?" 'cause my stack of unread/unfinished books is perpetually growing. But since Christmas, Kim has read all of Jane Austin's novels, plus two books based on the tv show Monk, plus some other stuff I'm sure... and like I said, I just finished my first. Yay me! :)

I'm still in the middle of a few others. There's The Birth of the Chaordic Age, by Dee Hock. There's two design books by Don Norman (Emotional Design and The Design of Everyday Things), a collection of steampunk stories (The Steampunk Trilogy) and The Best of Isaac Asimov. Oh, and I'm planning to start Un Lun Dun (by China Mieville) sometime soon...

How about you? What's on your list?


Kim said...

Hey congratus on finishing a book! Yeah! :)

I'm reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel right now. It's really interesting and a lot different than I expected.

At this time I'm getting most of my reading done while on the exercise bike at the gym. It helps keep gym boredom to a minimum and helps me get through my reading list! Highly recommend it.

Gabe said...

Tell you wife that I'm a big fan of Jane Austen. I read two of her novels in one long weekend a few years ago, that's how much I liked them. They're really good.

Oh, and one of my favorite shows is Monk. It's quirky and funny.