Friday, December 08, 2006

Best Books

The Economist has a "best books" list.

I think back on what books I've in 2006, and the answer is -- very few. I read the first three novels in the Jack Aubrey series, reread volumes 1-3 of Cerberus the Aardvark, and that's it.

Books take too long to read. And just as all movies are 30 minutes too long, all books are 25% too long. The authors could make the same point, to better effect, in less space. But when you're investing all that time and effort, why not indulge yourself.

I also find I have hardly any time for TV. I manage 40 minutes of TiVo-slimmed Battlestar Galactica a week.

What do I do with my free time? Enjoy my beautiful surroundings in Northern California. Friends. Family. Internet.


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