Please Recommend Me Some Books And Games
My holiday is booked or, as they might say online, incoming. July 31st, only four weeks away, is the start day and I’ll then be enjoying a two week break in Tokyo, Japan. I haven’t been to Japan for a couple of years so I’m excited about returning with my wife. It’s going to very hot (35C/95F) and humid but I’m sure I’ll survive – air con FTW. And don’t fret! I’ll still be blogging although maybe a little less frequently than usual and no doubt you’ll see some random posts about Japanese curiosities.
Anyway, I’m going to have a 14 hour plane journey to pass along with a few odd spare times in the hotel so I’m starting to think about books to read and some games for my laptop. Fortunately this year we’re flying first class (Virgin Atlantic Upper Class – I’m a lucky devil, I know) so not only am I actually going to be able to fit in the seats (and bed) this time, but I’ll have a power supply for my laptop. Luxury gamage! If only they had Wi-Fi…
My laptop is pretty decent but the Windows Vista install makes it run at about 70% of it’s potential I’d wager. Still, it can run World of Warcraft OK and less demanding games like Sins of a Solar Empire. I’m planning on picking up the Sins of the Solar Empire expansion, Entrenchment, as I loved the original and it’s only $9.99 and possibly Galactic Civilizations II and/or Demigod. Are they any good?
I was also thinking about installing EVE Online or DDO but I’m not sure they would run. Anyone got an experience with them on laptops?
I bought the first Dresden Files book, Storm Front, last week but I haven’t started it yet so I’m considering holding off and keeping it for my holiday. I’ve also got Peace and War by Joe Haldeman gathering dust on my shelf and also the Dark Tower saga to finish. I can buy Western books in Tokyo but the selection isn’t great so I’d rather take a couple with me just to be sure. Last time I was there I wizzed through the second Dark Tower book and spent the better part of a day hunting for somewhere that sold the third novel.
Anyone recommend me some books to read? I’m in the mood for messed up, dark fantasy or sci-fi like the Dark Tower, however I’m open to anything. For instance, probably the best book I’ve read this year has been Generation Kill and that’s nothing like what I normally read.
Please give me your recommendations!