It is the 6th of June and I really wanted to read a lot today but once again I chose to be more outgoing. I went out for breakfast with the family and I watched basketball some with my brother tonight. It is so difficult at times for me to make these decisions because in the moment I always want to just curl up with a book. I always have to remind myself that many years from now I will remember and wish I spent more time with those that I love. The books will always be there. I will eventually finish my Ninefox Gambit reread. It may be two days later than I wanted to but I will finish it. Spending the extra 2 hours today to spend time with the family is more important and should be more important to me. I’m not saying I always pick family time over reading but I also don’t always pick reading time over family. The thing of it is, having just one hour a day to read is more than a lot of people get to read. If and when I have my own family or significant other, I’d still like to spend an hour reading every day but the reality is that doing those 3 or 4 hours of reading in a day just isn’t going to happen if I want to have a healthy relationship with the people I love.
Anyways, battles in Ninefox Gambit is just gibberish to me and it bugs me. I don’t understand why science fiction books don’t have illustrations of the ships in the back of the book and what each formation looks like. If the author keeps saying that the fleet of ships moves from formation A to formation B, I want to know what that looks like. I kind of understand that a Cindermoth is the largest ship in the fleet but it is still difficult for me to visualize. This is probably one of the largest obstacles I have when reading science fiction. I can visualize what fantasy fights look like but I have a hard time visualizing ship to ship combat. I basically keep replying scenes from movies in my head during these scenes but I know that can’t be accurate.
I had a good day today. Work was great, though we were a bit slow, I got a lot of side stuff done. My workout was good today but for the first time, I had to be patient for a few machines I had to use. I’m up to about page 180 in Skin Game by Jim Butcher. I’ve been listening to this primarily on audiobook. I’m definitely enjoying it but there are so many new characters in this “evil heist” group. Harry and Michael’s scene was just fantastic. I’ve been waiting awhile for that scene. I kind of rolled my eyes when I found out what was really going on with Harry’s head. Regardless, it has been a fun listen.
I’m actually skipping the gym tomorrow(gasp! I know, right!?) and giving my body some rest. I hope to read a ton of Ninefox Gambit as I’ll be alone and I don’t work until 2. Hope everyone has a great Thursday!