Aside from scientific papers and comic books*, I don't do much reading any more. I can't remember the last new thing I read for fun. Maybe it was World War Z by Max Brooks, and that was well over a year ago. I mean, I have read Neuromancer by William Gibson since then, but I tend to do that annually, so it doesn't really count.
The problem is that whenever I sit down to read anything, even a comic book, which is quick and awesome, I feel guilty that I'm not off reading scientific literature instead. I've got a stack of unread papers rapidly approaching the thickness of my head, and I have a large noggin. I see something that looks really interesting, read the abstract, and print it off to read later. Problem is that all too often it doesn't actually get read later, it just gets buried under everything else I've been meaning to analyze and forgotten.
But at the same time I really miss curling up with a good book and reading away.
So, dear reader, what do you recommend? Any great books you've recently parsed?
*Although I am also reading "Makers" by Cory Doctorow as it comes out, serializedy, on Tor's website. It's what made me realize I miss reading stories.
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