Last Week's Reads

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This contains spoilers for the Hunger Games trilogy.

I finished the Hunger Games trilogy, and was abhorred, but not surprised, by Katniss' choice to hold a revenge hunger games. I wonder if Hollywood will treat that the same, or if they'll leave that part out. I'm glad for Donald Sutherland's part as President Snow; I can't wait to see his portrayal of his final hours. We have a wait, though, with Hollywood's new formula to extract more money from the masses by splitting the final book of a series into two movies.

Next, I started Greg Bear's Vitals, but wasn't able to get past the beginning. Instead, I read Charles Stross' Saturn's Children, which was a riveting blend of what would happen if Heinleinesque sexbots got ahold of Asimov's three laws of robotics. And I was completely enthralled, as I imagined I would be, by the author of such forward seeking works as Accelerondo, Glass House, and Singularity Sky.

Next up was Twilight, which I promised a friend I would read. It wasn't entirely bad, once the vampire part of the story began, but I'm not certain I'll finish the series.

Enough about books. What I want to say is that when my health declines and I find myself gasping for breath, or in a funk because I can't scratch an itch, I always come back to thinking about how my dad would handle this horrid disease, and that gives me the fortitude to go on, because I expect that he wouldn't moan and grumble quite so much as I.

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AaronELBorg's picture

books, etc.

I've got a major download going......thought I'd visit your blog again.

Dude. Moan away if need be.

I just watched The Hunger Games (just cuz everyone and their sister can't stop talking about it).

I didn't particularly enjoy it. I'm under the assumption that the book(s) must be much better.

Truth be told, up until a week ago the last "real" book (e.g. not a tech-manual of some sort) was 'What the Dog Saw'.....and that was 3 years ago. I've just started Dune though! Really diggin it. Way more than I thought I would.

So I almost (ALMOST) submitted the hack of all hacks to the Media module the other day. (Trying to get it to put uploads into a user-chosen directory.)

After "finishing" it and dealing with way too much fall-out (orphaned files, being the major one), I just did a quick one-off of my own. I figured I'd submit it and it'd piss you off so much you'd hop out of that chair and break something. (Hey.....whatever works! ;-)

Well, my download's done. Keep on keepin on!

-Aaron

Donald Mattes's picture

We cant say enough to

We cant say enough to reading. We are getting reluctant about reading and this is realy bad, we should read more than we think.

Liane Salgado's picture

You can moan a lot more and I

You can moan a lot more and I won't think any less of you.

The Society for Venturism has chosen me as the recipient of its charity for this year, to hopefully offer me cryonic preservation when the time comes. And this month, Longecity, an excellent forum for the discussion of issues related to extending the lifespan of humans, has offered up a matching grant of up to a thousand dollars to help out! So help out! Please.