Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Off For A Bit

Tomorrow morning I'm heading off to that incredibly exciting travel destination: Delaware. I've been persuaded into attending this big family reunion party on Saturday -- the flyer advertised "many fun family activities," which I find vaguely scary -- and I'm going to hang out with the relatives for a few days before and after. Which means there probably won't be any updates here for a week or so, though, given my current posting frequency, it's possible nobody would actually have noticed.

As is traditional, here's the list of books I'm taking on my trip:

Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
The Ethics of Star Trek by Judith Barad and Ed Robertson
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
White Night by Jim Butcher
Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait
The World According to Garp by John Irving

Which I admit is overkill, even for me, but I have a pathological fear of being stuck in an airport or on a plane with nothing to read. And I could well end up with chunks of time to myself while I'm out there. You never know.


  1. I don't know about the others, but Irving isn't really known for writing short books. That's a lot o' reading. Have a good trip.

  2. And I'm back! Yay!

    Yeah, Garp is pretty hefty. That's why I brought it, really. I figured if I threw that one as a last-ditch fall-back, I'd be pretty much guaranteed not to finish it before I landed in Albuquerque.

    As it happens, I didn't end up needing it. Although I did read everything except Bad Astronomy and about 5/8 of White Night.

  3. In the same amount of time, I think I've read maybe 1 book. (sigh)

    Garp is worth the read, in my opinion.

  4. Well, the only good thing about long plane flights is that they give you a chance to catch up on your reading. :)

    I will get to Garp at some point. I'm just not sure when.