I had an idea, which, like most ideas I have(and things I write) will probably be filed in the drawer of eternal aging, never to be viewed again.
But hey, thought I'd toss it out there anyway.
So, I was at the bookstore the other day, one of those chain places simply because the one remaining mom and pop shop has killed their atmosphere(it feels like starbucks now, it used to have this nifty beatnik type vibe going, but it's lost that so they could put in more cheap pink counterspace to serve more overpriced coffee[Starbucks shall come like a horseman of the apocalypse and slay them soon enough]) and was closed anyway. I was looking for something good to read. Being as how I don't read books so much as consume them, this was a difficult task. I ended up just picking up new copies of books I'd loaned out or were beat up and packed up, AKA the safe bet.
These were, for those who care, Stephen King's The Dark Tower Series Books 1-4(I hated King until I read these), and Sartre's "Being and Nothingness: A phenomenological essay on ontology."
I'm on the last Dark Tower book already(this was only 2 days ago) and about 40 pages into Being and Nothingness(which I'm reading far slower).
Anyway, back to the meat, the topic, the whatsit, the subject, the [insert something here] of this JE.
I forgot how hard it is to discover new, good books without a supporting group or class requirement. So, on the way home, I thought to meself. Self, there sure be a lot o' smart folks on
Then I remembered I probably wouldn't keep up with it(organizing and stuff), especially not with how hectic things are going to get here very, very soon.
Anyway, just thought I'd put that out there.
Oh and this is sorta related, but if you like fiction/fantasy/sci-fi and haven't read The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: The Unbeliever. You should. Excellent, excellent series.
Update: I cross posted this to Orkut. I think I might have found a possible use for it besides gaming for hearts/cubes/smileys, trolling for opposite gender and political spam.