Bitten by bit9 (or was it ice9)

I did not have a wonderful day at Cubelandia. No I didn’t get laid off or yelled at or anything of the sort. An application that I use CONSTANTLY to edit html files suddenly went on the fritz and wouldn’t let me open any files. Fortunately one of our Super Wizards helped me troubleshoot the problem. Actually, he took over and dredged around in the bowels of my musheen and I knew better than to try to follow everything he was doing. He did sort out my problem. I think. Unfortunately, it was taking sooooo long to repair that I had to bag it for the day. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Other than that, one of the beach urchins and I were Kexting yesterday about booooooks. We were both thinking about what to read next and she asked me about the book I had just finished (which showed up on Goodreads). I don’t usually rate books when I finish them. I’m not sure why. Partly I don’t think I am knowledgeable enough to rate books or review them. Partly I often feel like I need to “process” a book before I can give it 1-5 stars. I liked the recently read book just fine but it didn’t really make me go WOW or even give me a book hangover.

Then, in my own flailing around to find What To Read Next, I came across an author I have only recently tried out even though there was a paperback or two of hers hanging around our shabby little Superior Street bungalow when I was a kid. Daphne du Maurier. I read Rebecca a while back and it was a combination of WOW and hangover with a little “processing” mixed in. A while after that I stumbled upon a modern “retelling” of the story (modern enough that people were texting each other via smart phones). I had pretty much the same reaction to that as I had to Rebecca so I mentioned both books to the beach urchin.

I toyed with reading another du Maurier but eventually settled on The Martian for my next book. I have barely started it so it hasn’t “grabbed” me yet but I am optimistic since I have read another book by this author (Artemis). I just hope I can keep up with the science! And it is up to the beach urchin what she reads next. I’m sure that it won’t be the infamous traveling funeral book.

Speaking of bit9 and science and ice (in the pic, backyard frozen solid this AM)… If you have read Kurt Vonnegut like I did when I was in a high school sci-fi phase, you may have heard of ice 9. Cat’s Cradle. Do the Google.

3 Responses to “Bitten by bit9 (or was it ice9)”

  1. Isa Says:

    I ended up continuing on a bit of a reading tangent I’ve been on, and am reading The Stones of Aran by Tim Robinson. But I think I’ll read Rebecca when this tangent exhausts itself a bit.

  2. Isa Says:

    P.s. Mercury is retrograde

  3. Margaret Says:

    I really liked Daphne du Maurier, as I recall. I couldn’t get through “Artemis” but I loved “The Martian.” Hope you enjoy it!