Where I pursue my lofty goal to read the science fiction canon, and talk about general bookish awesomeness. Check out my longer ramblings and book reviews at www.readingonarainyday.com
Jonathan Gourlay, In the Land of the Non-reader, The Bygone Bureau
~ The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser
After hearing all the hype around Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and still ignoring the book for months, I finally picked it up today morning at the start of my train journey to NY. All I can say is I’m in love! Whatever made me think that I may not enjoy it? This is no Harry Potter though many have compared the two works, and that more than anything makes me happier. I love the Harry Potter books and would hate looking for similarities between the two. The writing is also beautiful, that even when nothing happens, I am lost within the pages.
They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin.
Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by micron, he hallucinated for thirty hours.
The damage was minute, subtle, and utterly effective.
~ Neuromancer, William Gibson
It would be awesome if Goodreads would roll out a timeline feature in graph - which would show colored horizontal bars, each representing a book, and each laid out from the date I started the book to the date I finished it. It will be hilarious to see those days when I was supposedly between 10+ books, simply because I was leaving many half-read (or unread).