I need to read more books.
You know. Like. Real books.
I'm 'currently' reading Atlas Shrugged, only I set it down about a week ago, not because I don't love it (I do) but because I was busy then, and I've had a hard time picking it up again.
Only. I think the last book I read before Atlas Shrugged was...Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. The last fiction book I read before Atlas Shrugged was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
However. How much do I actually read? I read scores. I read tons of self-published original fiction online every day, and I read even MORE fanfiction. I could name ten different online authors off the top of my head - who are my favorite. Chipmunk1 from fictionpress.com, who wrote Lavander (oh. my. god. I swear, that's all I can say). Maya (lj), Sushi (lj), Cybele (lj), Beth (lj), ShadowPhoenix (ff.net), Ayn Na Blu (portkey), Neutral (ff.net), Sam (lj), Raven Dragonclaw (ff.net), Icarus (lj). Okay, I think that's eleven. And it was easy to think of them, and I still have about fifty more names rolling about in my brain.
Real, published authors... Eek. o_o
Yeah. I just. I need to read more, offline. So I think I'm going to convince somebody to take me to a bookstore after I get some money and then take a month break from reading fiction online. There are a whole bunch of titles I know that I haven't read and I need to - everything by Jane Austen, at least. And Garth Nix, and Mercedes Lackey. *sighs*
Today was a day of hair-loss and ruined plans. Hair-loss was, of course, consensual - I cut about six inches off. Or rather, had Caitlin cut about six inches off. It's very 1950s. Didn't go to Columbus, didn't go to Casey's, didn't watch any movies with my sister, didn't get anything done. YEAH, that is my life.
...I just had an idea. I'm going to go visit one of my old online haunts and say hi to my VERY old friends who I haven't talked to since I was FOURTEEN.
Which was. Six to eight months ago. OMG.
*fails* *at pretty much everything*
Oh yeah. The world didn't end today. Yeah, the Devil is on our side. *cackles*
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