Entries in reading (4)
Days of Iron by Russell Proctor is just the adventure novel you need to invigorate the pleasure of reading and escape into your vacation.
Recently, the free iPhone app AudioBooks has allowed me to reconnect with classics that I would never have given the time to read in their more traditional forms.
I just finished reading a book for the first time in awhile. It's not that I don't read much, because I have my nose in the news stories, magazine articles, books, emails, blogs, etc. all day long. However, rarely do I read novels to their completion anymore, which in a way saddens me because it reflects upon my ever shortening attention span. But in another way it makes getting to that last page of a book all the more rewarding to me which is why I'm proud to say that I've just finished reading a 400+ page novel, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. The book is an early 90s novel in the genre of cyberpunk (an acquired taste of mine, not necessarily for everyone) which is aptly described on the back cover by the San Francisco Bay Chronicle as a cross between Gibson's Neuromancer and Pynchon's Vineland. I'd be happy to give a more detailed review of the novel to anyone who is interested, but for this post I'd rather discuss the experience of reading any book, more than this particular book itself.