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“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
― Voltaire

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Magic Breaks
Ilona Andrews
The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel
Helene Wecker
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton Very interesting. As a child of the 80s, part of it speaks to me. Then there's the part that loves a great story. It spoke to that part too, but it mostly said, "go away, loser."Breaking this into two parts--The story: Disjointed narrative. Like numerous 'coming-of-age' stories, this one has a period where we suddenly go from relatively little skill to relatively great skill. Not that I mind, because in this case, its video game levels. But it was worth noting.The audio:One of my first audio books while not engaged in cross-country driving. I have to say I've been enjoying Wil Wheaton's reading--he imparts a lot of emotion to general descriptive text, and modifies his voice nicely when reading dialogue. He does a nice job with the ironic tone, too.Writing doesn't best correspond with audio--but perhaps it would be worse listening. There's several sections with lists, including 80s movies and tv shows, and the top 10 scorers and their scores. The text chat between him and Artemis was awkward as well, though I could tell Wil was doing his best: "Artemis: blah-blah," "Percival: blah, blah."I've discovered a couple problems in my listening, and I welcome advice. One, while I can listen while I do things around the house (cook, clean) or physical but not strenuous (walk dogs, rake, bike), after about a hour, my mind starts to wander, and I realize I didn't hear or process anything that was just said. I think I tend to turn it into "background music" after enough time passes.