Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Minigoal #2

Well, having finished minigoal #1 (A Feast for Crows) in time, I am going to set another goal, keeping in mind that I don’t want to be up until 2am every time one of these things comes due.

The book I’m currently reading is Memories of Ice by Steven Erickson. Given that it is 892 pages, I will give myself 9 days to finish it. That’s January 20. I feel that this is a realistic goal that will also give me time with my family.

I’m pleased with my progress, so far, with Song for Susannah finished and creeping up on halfway through The Dark Tower. If I finish this soon, well, I’ve found Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman and Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I’ve been intrigued by Eragon for some time and I look forward to reading it – listening to it.

It could be that I will get through quite a few more books with Nicholas than just The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

So, by next Friday, I will hopefully be done Memories of Ice, (which is a sequel to Deadhouse Gates) and I will move on to the Kushiel series. I don’t know how much I’m going to like it but I’ll give it a fair shot.

Until next time.


Baron Von Cliff said...

Man, when did you become one of those fast reader types? This is unprecedented! Anyway, good for you.

Liam J. said...

It wasn't really fast-reading as much as it was copious-reading.

Sean Woods said...

I am impressed as well - good work!

Liam J. said...

I am falling behind on Memories of Ice. I'm only 130 pages in and I should be ~200. Ah well, I'll make up for that this weekend, maybe.

Baron Von Cliff said...

You'd better! Now PICK UP THAT BOOK, SOLDIER, AND GIVE ME 200 PAGES! Move IT! Move IT!

Liam J. said...

Well, by the end of the weekend, I'm going to try to be done 400 pages.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Ph, well then...good. Yeah. Good on ya'.

Shiny Beamer said...

I am really impressed - I don't know anyone who reads that much - not even my hubby Godboy Sr., who used to be quite the read-a-holic.

So? Did you catch up this weekend?

I myself got a 4-book series and I have a maximum of 6 weeks to read them before they're due back at the library. And I'm not even sure I'll make it. How do you do it?

Liam J. said...

I did not catch up. The lure of the NFL playoffs distracted me.

But I still have time to catch up.

I can do it.


Shiny Beamer said...

Go Liam!

Liam J. said...

Well, I'm up to 315 - I read 150 pages yesterday. I'll see if I can do that again today.

It looks like I'm going to miss out on this minigoal but I'm going to press on and get this book finished, hopefully this weekend.

I'm still ahead of schedule.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Keep on pushin', baby!

Well, it aoppears it will be a slow afternoon at work, so if I get enough time, I should finish Twilight in the Desert (a book about Saudi oil, and the fact that nobody really knows how much there is left. I also learned a lot about how oil drilling actually works. Interesting, but rather heavy stuff, hence the time it took.), meaning I can finally crack open Feast for Crows.

Liam J. said...

Drilling sucks. Work sucks. Reading is all.

That is all.

Oh, and I'm on page 360 right now.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Woohoo! I had enough downtime during a crazy morning to polish it off. Like I said, a bit heavy in places, but a very good read overall. And a bit scary. anyway, tonight I can finally crack open Mr. Martin's latest opus.

Liam J. said...

Opus? Isn't that music? Maybe tome, volume, bible, edition, printing, works, but not opus.

Unless he's taken over Bloom County.

Baron Von Cliff said... may be correct. I'm not sure, though., could a book on tape be called an opus, then? anyway, I'll go with, Mr. Martin's latest bible. It's just enough to make people think I'm some crackpot who's busy worshipping the bizarre god of some crazy new religious cult. A melon deity, perhaps. I have no idea why that was the first idea I came up with.

Liam J. said...

I think that an opus is an actual style of music, like a fugue or a rondo or something.

So yeah.


Baron Von Cliff said...

Beware the honeydew juices dripping from his razor-sharp teeth! Be warned of his ability to spit the mighty watermelon seed across entire rooms!