I've observed that people who actually read books have certain quirks which vary from person to person. For example, before purchasing a book, one might pick a random page and read it to see if it's good. Other people, on the other hand, go to the last page and read the ending.
one pre-reading habit of mine is to see how long the book is and see what page the story ends. That way, I can pace myself and brace myself for the climax.
There was this one incident in the past when I didn't look at the final page and I ended up reading a 800+ novel, expecting it to end at 1/4 of the book.
Since We're On Reading...
Here is a link for some funny summaries of popular SF&F books.
Studio 23 was showing reruns of the UAAP's Thursday basketball games yesterday, and I thought they'd be showing the second match between DLSU and Ateneo after the rerun.
Apparently, they didn't, since the game was moved to next Thursday.
Hmmmm, I wonder why they did that?
I was supposed to meet some friends yesterday afternoon but none of them showed up. One had to go to his job at a call center, one didn't reply to my text message, and the other just couldn't come. And since it's usually a tagging-along system when it comes to these things, well, I had to kill time in Robinsons Galleria reacquanting myself with the arcade.
Also finally got to try Popeye's Onion Rings since they have a P39.00 meal offer when you buy it from 2 pm - 6 pm, similar to what KFC has.
Joint Birthday Celebration
Of course in the evening, had to meet up with my friends from Xavier as I had a joint celebration with two other guys whose birthday falls under September.
The restaurant we were going to eat was at Wilson's North Park (I hate Chinese!) and it's a good thing it didn't rain since I had to walk there.
It seemed to me we were more numerous than usual since I think there was a dozen of us, all from Xavier, each one from different backgrounds (one's going to be a doctor, some managers, some into programming, one's even a scout ranger...) and different universities (UP, Ateneo, DLSU, UA&P, UST, etc.).
I can only be thankful that there were three of us celebrants to split the bill.
Of course it was also amusing to hear the latest "urban legends" about me. The only one I can remember as of now is the fact that they claimed I walked from Ateneo to Greenhills, and then back to Ateneo. Only the former is true. I honestly wouldn't want to spend an hour walking back to Ateneo.
Apparently, one of our friends is setting up a networking center near Shaw so some of us headed there to test-run the machines. Unfortunately, some couldn't come, the irony of which is that when they were in high school, they didn't have curfews (which they have now).
It's been exactly one year and a week since I last played Warcraft, and there's the Frozen Throne expansion now available.
Counterstrike just isn't for me because aside from my lousy aim, I get dizzy quickly so my maximum playtime for such games is usually an hour or so.
Raves for October
I'm curious to see how the Song of Ice and Fire RPG will turn out, which will be released by Guardians of Order in a month or two.
Right now though, I have a strange desire for the D&D Miniatures, although I am disappointed with the current's set figures because they're mostly humanoid creatures (elves, humans, dwarves, orcs, etc.) and what I want are monsters (i.e. Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Balors, etc.) which I can use as props for my game.
Then there's the Miniatures Handbook which is useful regardless of whether you actually have the miniatures for the RPG game, as well as the Book of Exalted Deeds.
And I've procastinated buying myself new PC speakers and an optimouse for a year...