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Keeping up with current reading

Having my Kindle books in my Droid phone is handy. My laundromat reading has been Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute which builds schools in northern Pakistan and Afghanistan. I've met a couple of people who didn't enjoy this book, but most do. Steve read it on his Droid in one night and now wants to visit Afghanistan. It's an interesting and uplifting book that gives one hope that one person can indeed make a difference.

Kindle also has all the "Malazan Book of the Fallen" books to date. I read Gardens of the Moon as a paper book and loaned it to Ryan, who is in severe George RR Martin withdrawal. It sucked him in and he asked his mom for the remaining eight books for Christmas. I've sent it on to the E-Prince who says he's enjoying it but "meh" on the characters so far. We'll see. With Ryan though, I've created a monster. We finished the second book The Deadhouse Gates in tandem. I continued on through Dan Abnett's Prospero Burns but received a text from Ryan saying no, I absolutely had to continue on to the next Malazan book, Memories of Ice. I did so and found that Erikson's style improved massively between books 2 and 3. Previously the books were engaging but a little hard to follow; now they are more vivid and he rectifies his previous bad habit of not describing anyone. When you don't know if someone is human or not human because of a lack of description, you have a problem. I presume he got a better editor.

We played Scrabble with Mom this evening. Now it's time for me to take a shower and get back to Malazan.

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reginaterrae
Jan. 12th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
I LOVED 3 Cups of Tea! Very inspiring indeed!
fitfool
Feb. 28th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
I loved Three Cups of Tea. Was lucky enough to hear him speak once. Very inspirational. To see if he'll be anywhere near you: http://www.threecupsoftea.com/events/calendar
The events tend to have way more people show up than there is
available capacity so go early if you go.
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