Category Archives: books

The Jest

I’m quickly approaching the 1/2-way point of Infinite Jest. Your Progress: 48.9% [480/981] On Track I’ve noticed that I’m much more in tune with the pace and the multiple narratives that are being intertwined. What is tough the first 100 pages is the sheer amount of details that are revealed for about a dozen different […]

Infinite Summer

I’ve decided to take the Infinite Summer challenge. Last week, I pulled down Infinite Jest from it’s hiding place on the top shelf of our bookshelf, blew all the dust off and grimaced when I flipped to my bookmark – representing my last attempt to read it – on page 234. I was pretty saddened […]

“Phrase From Nearest Book” Meme

What can I say, Grig makes me do these things. Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Here’s mine, from […]

Started / Never Finished

I was talking to one of my very good friends here @ work about books and comics (I started reading Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country which is really fantastic on many levels). Anyway, we started talking about the new Stephenson book, Anathem. No one likes Stephenson more than me. And in fact, I believe it […]