Monday, August 21, 2006
Doing nothing new during this past week. Sleep, work, eat, watch tv, read story books, sleep.
Read a few books, just completed the Salem's Lot by Stephen King. What to read now, huh?
Cannot read too much of the ebook from my palm, my spec powers are on the rise. Just found some new thing-a-ma-jig that can help blind people to read. Sort of a mixture between digital camera and ebook reader, but the price is around USD3,000 to USD5,000. It is still in beta version though, so expect the price to go down sometime 10 years from now. So, have to conserve my eyes til then.
Just for fans of Edgar Allen Poe, go to the online stories at :
Edgar Allen Poe - Online Literature
Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favourite author. The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and The Pendulum and the Tell-Tale Heart are among a few of my favorite stories.
If noticed, I had a quote by Edgar Allen Poe at the bottom of this blogsite , "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream by night". It is actually given to me in the form of a bookmark by a good friend. I will treasure it always...(even tho I'm sure he did not know who is Edgar Allen Poe and what is the meaning of the quote, hehehe)
Other authors that I love (in the horror genre) are :
a) H.P Lovecraft (da bestest)
b) Dean Koontz (scary description, do not read while alone at night)
c) Stephen King (better than others)
d) Owl Goingback (Just read one of his book - The Breed, very nice....though I finished it quite fast. Completed the book in less than 5 hours-intermittent reading)
Reading.....ntah. Am rifling my sister's story books collection.
Listening.....no mood for songs just now.
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.