Too emo lately. Let’s do something else. Today I was still feeling like crap so I called in sick.

In the past days, I finished Wilbur Smith’s River God and started on George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. It’s quite good. As a matter of fact it is really good, surprisingly enough it is simple enough to follow without needing the usual "who’s who" index from the start. You get to know each of the characters well enough.

I must say I was undecided on whether to start on A Game of Thrones or continue on with Wilbur Smith’s next novel The Seventh Seal. The choice was made when I realized the next novel starts on the present and doesn’t really pick up exactly where River God left, as a matter of fact it tells a story within a story which I’m not to keen on starting on.

On top of that I have already several false starts on the last of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker novels, Mostly Harmless. I’ve enjoyed most of his writing style throughout. I would’ve edited it down to three rather than four books though. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was excellent. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe was excellent too, but had a lousy finale. Life, the Universe and Everything didn’t do it for me, except for a few quips here and there. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish was a good recovery, light but fun. Mostly Harmless so far seems to undo some of the things already said and done. In all justice I can’t give it a fair review until I’ve finished it, of course.

I was sick today. I started reading another book, Armistead Mopin’s Tales of the City. I picked this one up in San Francisco and just started reading it. It’s turning out a remarkably easy book to read. Could be because the print is a bit larger than my usual softcovers. I’m tempted to go on and finish it, but I also want to get some Game read tonight.

On, and I finished the Rubik’s Cube, thanks to these videos:

  1. How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube, Part One
  2. How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube, Part Two

I want to memorize some of the algorithms for solving it quicker. I should also mention I found these through PopUrl’s del.icio.us portal link to Science Hack.