Update & Oryx and Crake on Friday

An explanation for my absence may be in order.

After “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, I resolved to read the entire series straight through before beginning the seventh, and final book in the series. So last week I started “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” and I began a concerted effort to avoid all sites that I thought might post spoilers. I was avoiding all message boards, comments sections and so forth, because internet users can be real jackasses about that kind of stuff. I was still visiting Digg and CNN for news, but only fleetingly, and even then I was trying to avoid comments section.

And then I clicked on a Digg story, about Ron Paul of all things, and some dickhead had posted something about The Deathly Hallows. I closed the window before I saw anything, but I got scared. So I quit using internets for a week, until I finished reading all seven books of Harry Potter.

And then we went camping at Lost Maples Texas state park this weekend. Oddly enough, no wifi at the park. I plan on writing a letter of complaint about that. I mean, I want to camp, but I’m not a savage for God’s sake.

Anyway, I’m jacked back in, and things will return to normal. Relatively speaking, of course.

I’m also halfway through Oryx and Crake, and I’ll post my thoughts on Friday. Thanks for everyone that’s still interested. You have a week to gather your thoughts, too.

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  1. we’re renovating our house right this week, so… I might be here on Friday, but might not be as well…
    I hope it’s only me and the rest of the group is ready 🙂

  2. Anniina says:

    State Park Barbarians!

    Yeah, I’m on the final stretches of the book. I’ve found reading this book slow going–I can’t read too much of it on any one sitting. It stresses me out.

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