Thursday, November 15, 2012

I Should Probably Know Better

Than to read three books at once...

But I am.

I signed up for a GoodReads giveaway for Freedom Club.  I didn't win the drawing, but was pleased and surprised to receive an email from the author Saul Garnell who offered me an e-book download with his compliments.  Very cool!  Not so cool is reading it on my iPhone where this science fiction novel's 416 densely written pages have been magically expanded to 1985 virtual snippets, each only a few paragraphs in length.  It's like reading a book written on a pad of Post-It notes.  Many thumb-flick page turns have been clocked.  I'm on post-it 1183...

Speaking of page turning, The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgley, is a fascinating examination of the period between the Upper Paleolithic Revolution and our earliest historical knowledge.

A friend invited me to read C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity and made a gift to me of a spare copy.  His arguments are about as strong as I expected them to be (I've heard and read his arguments offered up by others on several occasions), but it's also telling me more about the man who wrote it and the very British perspective from which he viewed the world.

There are worse problems to have than too many books to read.