I’m going to do a ramblypost in bullet list format. Because that’s how I roll. Here’s some things:
- It’s been a slow transition, but I’m still often struck by how weird it is not to carry a hefty weight of books when travelling. And be all “meh” about book stores. Because, well, there’s more books on my kindle than I can even list off the top of my head, and I can carry it in one single tiny pale hand without strain. And those books will nearly always be cheaper than their paper counterparts.
- Copenhagen is a nice place and offers things like cat cafés and huge aquariums and hazelnut milk lattes, but it also provides very persistant head colds. Good grief. I even bought a knit hat there, isn’t that supposed to be some kind of ward against germy discomfort?
- Started reading Liu Cixin’s The three-body problem on the flight home. I love it to bits and am glad I already threw money at Clarkesworld’s kickstarter to fund the translation of more Chinese SF. Really, awesome reading.
- I just discovered a title of a coming Neal Stephenson novel, but more information is nearly impossible to find – I did stumble across a reddit thread, also drenched in uncertainty and desperate need-to-know-moreness, so Seveneves remains a mystery.
- A lot of people are planning spooky reads for October! I’ll be finishing a horror/dark fantasy anthology and possibly McCammon’s Swan song, but I don’t have any specific horror plans aside from that. Well, except for attending a Welcome to Night Vale-show near the end of the month.
- I’m having a lot of NaNoWriMo thoughts. Are you?
- One of my audible credits this month was spent on Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds, even though I didn’t particularly care for my previous experience with the author, which was Uglies. Will find out once I’m through Abercrombie’s Half a king, though.
- It’s finally cold enough to enjoy bunny slippers and flannel PJs. And hot beverages all day. Yay!