So I've been in Iraq for about three or four days (they all run together) and I'm not settled in yet because I'm not at the base I'm supposed to be at but I'm bored already so here I am.
I'd love to update wordpress to the latest version but I'm stuck in a computer lab and not only am I not supposed to download files to the hard drive (like a new version of WordPress) but I don't think it has an ftp program either. Lame.
I finally finished Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. I've been reading it since February. I've been reading it since I gave up on Atlas Shrugged. I guess that horrid book sucked my will to read right out of me. I brought A Feast for Crows with me and I picked up three more books at the air terminal in Fort Campbell before we took off so I've got plenty more to read. Still, it'd be nice if I could get the next Malazan book sooner than later. The Malazan series is in it's eighth book and finishes with the tenth so it is nice to know there's an end in sight and I could finish this series before losing interest.
Do you want to know what's awful? I want to read the Lord of the Rings books. Possibly all of them. I loved the movies but I've kind of shunned the books as being a retread of everything I've already read in D&D sources. Is it bad that I hold the shameful imitation in higher regards than the source it came from? They can wait though. In an interesting turnabout, the Malazan series is written in a world that was created by the author for his Dungeons & Dragons game and is far more interesting than both the D&D sources and Lord of the Rings.