I actually read (and finished) and entire novel!
"It's been awhile
Since I could say,
That I [read a whole book] and..."
... it was a weird one. You know how The Simpsons keeps poking fun at the fact that Thomas Pynchon is a reclusive author? (Forumites nod heads in agreement) He's the guy with the bag with the question mark on his head, who always is a shill for publicity. Anyhow, due to that pop culture reference and a colleague's recommendation, I read one of his novels: The Crying of Lot 49. Uh, let's just say, since it was written in the 1960s that I'm fairly certain there were some "influences" involved. Whoa! and huh? all together. Keep that bag on, dude! :rolleyes:
And during this long vacation I read the SW comics I had piled up for a couple months (some Marvel Ewoks and Droids, Q-G & O-B on Auorient Exp, QA: Episode I, trade paperbacks of BF: Enemy of Empire, SW: Visionaries, Leviathan and T & B Were Here). Now I'm starting Dean Koontz's Twilight Eyes, another recommendation from another friend. We'll see how long that takes to finish (I'm only 5 chapters in).