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Reading Slothfully

I was told in elementary school that I only could read at half the speed for success in college. Oh well, one benefit of slow reading is you get to live with the characters a longer period of time. I read in a vain attempt to better understand people. At my other homes, I'm known as a spouse, pop, guy in the choir, physical chemist, computer/web dilettante and child-care provider. In theory, I'm a published author, if you consider stuff like Quenching Cross Sections for Electronic Energy Transfer Reactions Between Metastable Argon Atoms and Noble Gases and Small Molecules to count as publications. I've strewn dozens of such fascinating things to the winds.

Currently reading

A Good Death
Christopher R. Cox
The Black Cargo
John P. Marquand
A Highland Christmas
M.C. Beaton
Tales from Moominvalley
Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
Moominland Midwinter
Tove Jansson, Thomas Warburton
On The Beach (Vintage Classics)
Nevil Shute Norway
The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett
Obscure Destinies
Willa Cather
A Start in Life (The Michael Cullen Novels)
Alan Sillitoe
Mobilizing Web Sites: Strategies for Mobile Web Implementation
Kristofer Layon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson I'm not sure what I expected, but I didn't expect a novel about financial skull duggery. I also didn't expect a novel in which the prime character was a young woman with rather severe autism spectrum disorder. Still and all, it's pretty fascinating. I doubt I'll read any more of the series, but at least I have a bit better idea what the fuss entails.

The geek porn seemed a bit stupid. I know those things were cool at the time, but Eudora and the silver Mac Book Power PC and so forth are so dated that delving into their details seems silly. And hotmail? srsly?