Recently I've had a few people ask me what I've been reading. I haven't been able to give a straight answer. Much of the reading that I have done lately has been gaming-related, for the Freeport campaign -- rulebooks and sourcebooks -- but I've also tried to read some "real world" books.
We've been so busy and scattered around here lately that I find myself in a very unusual position. I'll pick up a book and start reading, then a real-life problem distracts me and I don't get back to it right away. When I get back to reading, another book attracts my attention and I start on the new one. It seems like a bibliophile's particular form of ADD.
At one point in the last couple of months, I've found myself somewhere in all the following books:
- World War Z by Max Brooks (which is returning back home soon, E.)
- The Nature of "a Work": Implications for the Organization of Knowledge by Richard P. Smiraglia
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
- Flying the Black Flag: A Brief History of Piracy by Alfred S. Bradford
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters by William Tsutsui
- The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange by Mark Barrowcliffe (I plan to review this soon)
- Watchmen trade paperback
- Shadows over Baker Street
Speaking of Watchmen, here is a comparison between Watchmen and The Incredibles by Baltimore Sun movie critic