Still here, still.


Yah, situation has not much changed yet. Still in overtime, and now taking antibiotics for the whatevertheheck that has me coughing.

Cool thing seen recently: How your brain processes time! I’m absolutely fascinated by how the brain works, how the brain generates the mind, how consciousness operates. (Useful information in creating believeable aliens.)

David Eagleman is an excellent speaker and a cutie patootie really seems to know his stuff. Also the author of Incognito which is currently lurking on my Kindle, waiting for me to have some time to give it a reasonable portion of my attention.

Instead, I’ve been doing some serious comfort reading, by which I mean things I’m pretty sure ahead of time that I’ll like. For instance: Terry Pratchett’s latest — Snuff! If I had the time, I’d post an actual review, but I’ll just say that I was not disappointed, and that I believe I’ve come to like the Sam Vines thread of Discworld the best.

Also finished listening to the audiobook version of Scott Westerfeld’s Goliath, the final volume of his steampunk YA trilogy that began with Leviathan and Behemoth. Damn, I wish there had been books like these around when I was of the YA target age! Still, fortunately, I’m perfectly capable of getting swept away by a good YA, and Westerfeld is a favorite of mine.

Ack! I’m still at the office, and I’d better get to that #$##@#@# stack of work…

8 Responses to “Still here, still.”

  • pointoforigin Says:

    So sorry you’re still feeling under the weather. I hope those antibiotics do the trick for you. But at least you’re keeping up with a good reading list!

  • Melinda Fleming Says:

    Good luck with the overtime and the cough. (Entire alternative universe rooting for you here.) How the mind works is endlessly fascinating indeed.

  • Michael_gr Says:

    I’m tempted to get Snuff for my Kindle but I’m going to wait a couple of weeks and get the audiobook. I love how the Discworld books are narrated – I believe it actually adds to the humor!
    New desired books magically appearing on the Kindle… I can never get enough of that. I pre ordered The Children of the Sky as well and have already read it. I’d like to hear what you think of it!

    • Rosemary Says:

      Michael —

      Currently still in the middle of Children of the Sky… but I think that I will definitely have something to say.

      But I do wish I’d reread (edit: Vinge’s first book in this series ) before starting this. Oh, well, too late now.

  • Lindig Harris Says:

    Hope you’re feeling much better now and work has slacked off some so you can get back to writing. I’ve just turned on a friend to the Steerswoman series and she’s starting #3. So soon we’ll both be waiting for #5 (any timeline?).