Summer brings a lot of things, not the least of which is free time. Well, despite that little thing called work. But now that we’re not investing weekly time writing papers, constructing projects, and reading literature for academic purposes, much more can be done with the time when we aren’t working.
What I mean to ask is, “What have people been spending their free time on (as far as entertainment)?” For example, if anyone has seen any movies that they really enjoyed, or bought a CD that they just can’t stop listening to, or picked up a book that they just can’t put down? Feel free to share, because i know we all love to talk about that stuff. And we’re always looking for new things to entertain ourselves.
Like me, I’ve been really taken in by Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series. A friend turned me on to these books about a year ago and I’ve got to say I have not read anything quite like them. They are the literary eqiuvalent to getting thrown in with a group of people you’ve never met. But, after a few tens of pages, you start to think, “Wow, I really like these guys.” The characters are each well-drawn, the story arc is nothing short of epic, giving your imagination plenty to chew on, and Erikson has a dark and hilarious humor that he includes in every character.
Also, in case you’re worried about it being a fantasy series, trust me, this is a very non-cliche, non-cheesified series.
And I’m counting down the days until Eisley’s second record hits the stores. (Just to give people something maybe more can relate to).
But I’d love to hear what everyone else has been occupied with.