January 21, 2009
Bam! Two days in a row on schedule. I'm like a God.
I did an interview recently with the super cool Tom Mason. You can read it here.
This year I'm trying to read more books. In an effort to remember what sorts of things I'm reading, I've started keeping a list. Here's what I've gotten through so far (not including textbook reading):
Jan 5 - In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Jan 14 - Robinson Crusoe
Jan 16 - No Country for Old Men
Jan 19 - The Red Badge of Courage
The first was good, even though the story was a bit uneventful (if harrowing). Robinson Crusoe was fun and interesting. No Country for Old Men was decent, though a bit too actiony for my taste. The Red Badge of Courage was easily my favorite of them all, for it's expertly rendered characters, fascinating setting, nuanced sentiment, and (perhaps above all) it's gorgeous prose.
How's your new year going?