Blacklight * By Mich Allen and Kara Dennison

'Okay, fuck strategy. Break ranks and jump the shit out of him.' by Kara
Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 12:14 AM

If you can't tell from the rant title, I'm back to playing Super Robot Wars α2. That's just how my robots and I roll. But it's been a long time, so I'm trying to remember my flawless strategy from months ago.

So a while back, I invested some Christmas gift certificates in a nook (lowercase-in-context, apparently). And since I've done that, I've had a lot of people going on at me about 'actually having a book in your hands' and how e-book readers are detracting from the joy and loveliness that is paper bookage. And I'm a traitor to the cause or something.

Well, here's my problem. On the one hand, yes, I love having the real thing on hand, too. On hand and all over the flat, some of said books being my g'mother's that I need to return tomorrow.

On the other, I'm leaving the country for two weeks next month, and I can do a lot of reading during that idle time in transit. So while I'd most certainly like to have a proper book in my hand, I would get so much read that it would actually behoove me to have a skinny little reader with a few dozen novels on it simply to keep my baggage light.

So yeah. I plan to have whatever of Pratchett and Butcher I haven't read by then waiting for me on the nook to accompany me to Engrand, notwithstanding the fact that I'll probably buy more books while I'm over there -- though I'm planning to ship anything I buy back to myself instead of lugging it through customs because it's probably safer that way.

Yes, I am in fact thinking this specifically a month out. I'm freaking excited, especially about the fact that I could afford a flight this time with an airline that (theoretically) won't strand me in an arbitrary country.

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