OK, so Week 1 was a bust. I didn’t read A Dance With Dragons. In fact, I had to return it to the library about halfway though the week.
Week 2 was a success!! Matt Richtel’s book Devil’s Plaything was gobbled up in a day. Yep, a day. It’s not a super long book, but boy, does it read well. Richtel is a master of suspense without writing like a pretentious ass. And the best part is there’s a sequel coming out from HarperCollins sometime this year. I haven’t looked into it too deeply yet, but that sequel will be on my list for consumption when it comes out.
Week 3 has barely started, but the good news is that I have A Dance With Dragons back from the library AND I have Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a science-fiction book by one of the greats, Philip K. Dick. I must admit that I’ve never read a Philip K. Dick book before. He won me over on the first page, though. Want to know how. One word.
That’s right, folks. He used the older adverbial form of the word “friendly.” Didn’t even know there was a such a thing, did you? Everyone uses “friendly” as the adverb too, but “friendlily” is the older (and more correct, if you’re a stodgy old codger) form.
Why yes, I am a nerd.