So, finally finished the Tipping Point (it was good), and now continuing the sequel to Game of Thrones. I was sick this week, so I didn’t have a lot of time to read… too busy sleeping. I’m halfway through Kings, and its pretty good. I still think there are too many characters to keep track of…. and some of their viewpoints are *yawn*. Still the bizarre twists are enough to keep me turning pages.

Recently Read, Dennis Poon’s BIG And RED [en liten bok om design]  and I found it highly enlightening and enjoyable. I found myself wondering a lot about what experiences Dennis had, and enjoying his lessons on creativity, design, and the practice of being a designer. I also wished that I could have seen his napkin drawings, or even pictures of his designs, but alas, maybe that is for another book. The lessons of design are always interesting to me, and I found this working guide to design a delightful read. Hopefully, Dennis will sign my book one day.

I picked up The Tipping Point on Virginia’s Recommendation. So far its okay, and interesting enough. We’ll see when I finish…

Now I am currently reading the sequel to George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. So far so good. I think that Jon Snow and Arya are the two most interesting people in the book. I wish that they didn’t have so many viewpoints from people who don’t do anything (like Bran or Tyrion), because those chapters might as well have been heard about, rather than read about. No action there, usually. Ah, at least the main characters are not jerks the way Simon is in Tad Williams book…

This was the book I was referring to that I didn’t like. It was annoying because the main character was really annoying. I didn’t like him at all, and I thought he was a jerk, loser, the whole way through. All the interesting characters died in the beginning (e.g. Morgenes), and I didn’t like the dijointed telling of the different viewpoints. Who IS that guy in the swamp, anyway, and what does he contribute to the story? Nothing!!! Maybe he does something in the second book, but I think its pointless to have a guy sittting and staring at the stars for 3 chapters throughout the book. Gimme a break! Words are precious, don’t waste them on parts that have nothing to do with the plot… Oh well. I am definitely not reading the sequel to this. Thank goodness I found the RR Martins…

Just finished George R.R. Martin’s A game of Thrones. It was pretty good. I liked it a lot better than the other book I read recently… I like it enough to go on and read the sequel.