Re-read "World War Z" by Max Brooks for the billionth time and am now working my way through "The Road" by Corma McCarthy. I enjoyed his other book "No Country For Old Men" so I'm going to assume this book will be just as good.
Loved World War Z
. Great fun. The Road
is just spectacular. Elegaic and absolutely haunting.
E-readers: yes, get a real e-reader (preferable a plain old e-ink kind - reserved for reading it'll feel more like a book)! They are nicer than reading on your phone, AND your phone app and the e-reader should sync together, so you still have the benefit of having books everywhere.
I have an e-reader but still mostly read Real Books. Heh. I love the e-reader for traveling and for reading classics, but man, I like having Real Books (tm) around and in my hands. I like to see how many pages are left and when the next chapter or section starts, and I like to put a Real Book aside after I've finished it.
I really loved Game of Thrones, in the can't put it down way, but I read the real books and uhm, generally skipped ahead to read the next Arya chapter. Repeatedly, and that might be harder with an e-reader.
I've finished City of Bohane
- I really liked it, loved the language, but had pretty fair problems with the female characters right through the end. None of them felt lived in the way the male characters did. Jenni Ching was basically a damn comic book heroine, and Macu's interior life was nil.
Have taken up Wolf Hall
again, since I received the sequel for Christmas, and am also finally getting into The Name of the Wind
. Which, wow. Patrick Rothfuss' prose is lovely enough that I am enjoying a genuine, traditional fantasy novel by an author other than GRRM for the first time in years. (I love fantasy, hate most books in the genre.)
But at the same time: ugh. The main character is The Most Awesome Dude in the World, in a less awesome way than the Dos Equis' commercial dude. So even as I'm humming along enjoying, I have this irritation in the back of my mind.