by syaffolee


Booking Through Thursday: Read with Abandon?

I would enjoy reading a meme about people’s abandoned books. The books that you start but don’t finish say as much about you as the ones you actually read, sometimes because of the books themselves or because of the circumstances that prevent you from finishing. So…what books have you abandoned and why?

The last book I’ve abandoned was Ana Castillo’s The Guardians–a lit novel about Mexican immigrants–was not only depressing, but written in a style I didn’t like. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I only like books with happily ever afters either. I’ve abandoned Piers Anthony’s Yon Ill Wind because I was getting tired of the puns. And then there was this Robin T. Popp romance that promised vampires and biochemists–ooh!–but I ended up wanting to stomp the book to bits because the author portrayed the award-winning biochemist heroine as a ditz-head with absolutely no common sense. (The hero was an idiot too–but it’s not like you can expect much out of the undead.)

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The Thursday Threesome: World of Warcraft

Onesome: World–Wide Web resources? Is there one particular area of your life, personal or professional, where you use the web as an informational resource? Knitting? Medical? Research?

What do you mean one particular area? You can find pretty much anything under the sun on the web. That aside, the only thing I could think of which is exclusively on the web and not in some book or newspaper would be a lot of bioinformatics. You know, genome sequences, protein databases, etc.

Twosome: of– the 168 hours in a given week, how much time do you spend on the computer? No, we’re not looking to plan an intervention, just curious…

Let’s just say, more than I like.

Threesome :Warcraft– games? Poker games? Role playing games? Do you play games on your computer? Really? What kind of games?

The only kind of games I have played on the computer are interactive fiction games. But I haven’t in the past couple of months due to all the other stuff I have to do.