Today, though, marks an important day for me. Its a day I actually get to take a break. I've spent countless hours working on training materials for the new technology I went to Chicago for. Now I've finally gotten to the last class. I have a small class to train friday night (but its basic stuff for non-Java people), and the last class is on Wednesday night. That means tonight I get a break, tomorrow I train, this weekend, monday, and tuesday will be working on stuff for Wednesday's class, and thursday I can get back to working on unread again.
What to do tonight? Well, after I spend time with the family, the best way I normally blow off stress is picking up a violent game (Desert Combat will do) and blow the hell outta people (there is no greater feelign than seeing a spawnsniper's flailing body fly miles when you hit him with a howitzer shot).
But today is very unusual for me. I actually have a book I picked up and read a little when I had time, and I want to devour it tonight. This is completely out of character for me. Books are for short amounts of time, not something to look forward to and really spend hours reading... well, not for me. I prefer video game entertainment... but this book is the best science fiction book I've ever read. Hell, it is the best book I've read (including classics like LoTRs!). I'm only a few dozen pages into it and have never been so engrossed in such a unique story before.
If anyone is getting excited to read this book, I'm afraid you probably already read it. I didn't read much scifi as a kid, so I'm going back and reading the classics. But, if you haven't read Dune, I HIGHLY suggest it. Its the most thoroughly done, well written piece of literature. An entire universe of uniqueness, complete with unique species, technology, economics, and politics. I'm having a FANTASTIC time reading it!