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Monday, March 17, 2008

Things that I'm Liking Right Now...

For the roadtrip I was saved from talking to myself by an old standby, The Fellowship Of The Ring. I checked out that along with Empire by Orson Scott Card, planning on listening to Empire, with FOTR as my backup.

I was expecting more of a scifi adventure along the lines of Ender's Game, but Empire turned out to be OSC's political views in a sort of fictional format. I just wasn't in the mood for the Iraq war, so I flipped to FOTR instead.

6 hours total of listening time during the roadtrip means that I'm still only about 1/3 of the way through the audiobook, which means I have company on my morning commute for quite a while.

On a completely different topic, am I the only scifi lover that hasn't seen Firefly yet? I borrowed it and while I was gone this weekend (it was only about 27 hours) my husband watched the entire 14 episodes. And when I got back on Sunday, he started rewatching them with me so I could see them too.

Despite my earlier post that expressed that I don't like Westerns, I take my words back. I actually do like Westerns, when they are a Western/scifi blend.

And finally, I'm working on Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood. I have totally enjoyed the last two books I read by her, but they do get long and the reader has to absorb a heck of a lot of details before the plot starts to pay off. Hopefully this week I'll get back into the swing of reading, blogging, and going to the gym.


Melody said...

I have not read Cat's Eye, but I do have three books by the same author in my pile. Bodily Harm is my recent purchase and I can't wait to jump into the book... and to read what you think of Cat's Eye.

Lauryn said...

So glad you liked Firefly! I laughed out loud when I read you'd already watched the whole thing. :D Good stuff, huh?

Chris said...

I liked Empire, though it's definitely not Card's best far. Of course, I pretty much like everything that the man writes. Once it gets further into the novel it begins more of a political thriller/sci-fi thing as giant mechs take over but you're right...political view were involved a bit too much in that one. I'll read the sequels though when they come out.

On Firefly...YAY!!! I'm so glad that y'all watched it! It's one of my favorite TV shows ever and I always get pissed off that they canceled it whenever I watch it again. Though at the same time maybe that's why it was so perfect. It didn't drag on forever and get stupid. What a great series and what great characters. I started watching the new Terminator TV series just because River was in it (Summer Glau) but it just didn't do it for me :/ Oh well.

Rhinoa said...

I don't like Westerns either, but do love Firefly. I think when we first got it we watched all 14 episodes in a weekend as it was addictive! I hope to read Cats Eye at some point as I love what I have read. I will be reading The Blind Assassin next month hopefully.

Nymeth said...

I haven't watched Firefly looks like I'm missing out!

Kim L said...

melody-she is a great author, but her books are definitely a little more to get through sometimes.

lauryn-yes, I liked them. Actually as of right now (3/18 4:41p) I still have a few episodes left to watch, but Andy has watched every episode at least once and some twice.

chris-maybe if I was in the right mood I might get into Empire. Sounds like he has some interesting ideas.

And I had the same thought as you. Though I know the series was cut short (why do they always cut the interesting shows off??) that fact might have made it great. All of the episodes are pretty good, there wasn't time for it to overstay its welcome.

rhinoa-boy is Firefly ever addictive! I'm hoping to watch some more tonight.

Hope you like The Blind Assassin. I liked that book, though it took me a while to get to the end, where it started to get really good.

nymeth-its a good series and short, so you don't have to worry about getting bored!