Books

Wow, it’s been over two years since I posted anything in this category. No, I didn’t forget how to read or stop, I just got lazy and stopped updating my blog. Here’s where I stand right now:

Currently reading the collection of 56 short stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Doctrine and Covenants (in Section 84 right now – see my previous posts about LDS scripture), and I am about to start Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” today.

The Sherlock Holmes stories are an interesting read – they are 56 stories combined into one collection. Some stories reference previous stories, but each story can stand on its own. I’ve been reading these stories for quite a while. I can’t tell you how far into the “book” I am, because I’m reading the stories on a Kindle, which I really enjoy. I am also reading the Doctrine and Covenants on the Kindle. The Dan Brown is a real, traditional paper and binding book. That may feel weird. 🙂

One interesting and cool feature of the Kindle is that it has a built-in dictionary. If I don’t know a word, I just move the cursor to the word and the definition shows up at the bottom of the page. Sherlock Holmes uses a lot of 19th century words and describes modes of transportation that are no longer in use, so I can just move my cursor and get an idea of what he’s talking about.

Oh, yeah, it’s worth noting that I am in the process of building an online bookstore. It’s open for business, but only has about 40-some books listed for sale. If you wanna check it out, it’s at www.booksbygeorge.com – I’m hoping to be adding books to the inventory on a weekly basis. If you check it out, let me know what you think.

Currently Reading

I’m already on to my next book(s). I’m currently reading four books (yeah, really, I am!) All four are religion centric. I’m taking a break from fiction for a little while. [Read more →]