And speaking of books…

I went into a bookstore at lunch today for the first time since back in May. Since I couldn’t get enough of the Robert J. Sawyer serial in ANALOG, I went ahead and bought two of his books that I haven’t read yet: Mindscan and Flash Forward. Neither are part of a series, but both look pretty interesting.

I also bought Volume 1 of The Complete Peanuts. It covers 1950-1952 and I can’t wait to find little snips of time to read through its 300+ pages. I’ve never been a reader of comics, with two exceptions. I loved THE FAR SIDE back when that was in print. And every now and then, I’d read the PEANUTS comic and always find them amusing. So I decided it was time to go back and read the whole thing. I’m not certain how many volumes there are. I saw six in the bookstore. But I expect that going through the first volume will be like a romp through the early fifties, back when my parents were mere youngsters.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.