Reading on the move

Now that I’m getting ready to head off to Arizona, I’m faced with the usual dilemma of choosing the right reading material for the trip.

I’m in the middle of reading Pilgrim by Timothy Findley but it’s a bit too bulky to be convenient airplane material.

I was faced with the same problem when I was in Ireland. I ended up reading The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman which is a conveniently pocket-sized collection of essays and interviews.

Before that, I was reading the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman which was okay. It’s been turned into a rather good radio play on BBC radio 4.

As I’ve said before, I like to read cyberpunk when I’m travelling. Unfortunately, the only cyberpunk book I have right now is Distraction by Bruce Sterling which I find incredibly dull.

I do have a PDF of Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow but it isn’t so convenient to whip out out the iBook every time I want to read a few words.

Luckily, I picked up a second-hand copy of Weaving The Web recently. A book written about the web by the man who invented it. Sounds perfect.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

18 years ago I wrote On the road again

The packing is just about all done and I’m ready to return to the somewhat milder climes of dear old Blighty.