…finished a book yesterday. This might not seem like a big deal to many of you, but considering the number of DNFs (Did Not Finish) I’ve had this year, about 10 roughly, I think this is a very big deal. I’m now at 22 books read for the year, and while the number is down from the previous few years, my wife reminds me that some people never even pick up a book in the course of a year, let alone read it. Oh, the book I finished? Deadly Decisions, part of the Bones/Temperance Brennan series, by Kathy Reichs.
Technically, it was a DNF only last month, but I decided to return to it after growing bored with another DNF, Booked to Die by John Dunning, which I just couldn’t make it through. This one, though, I had no problem finishing as I am enjoying Reichs’ Bones series so far. I originally picked up the books because of the TV series, which I was enjoying via Netflix Instant. However, I think I like the books better, because the main character of Temperance Brennan is so different from the one on the TV series. She’s older and tougher for one thing. I still like the show, but not as much as the books.
So now what’s next?
From the library, I’ve picked up yet another DNF:
- Twitter for Dummies (2nd Edition) by Laura Fitton (@pistachio), Michael E. Gruen (@gruen) and Leslie Poston (@leslie), not because I’m a dummy, but because I use Twitter (@unfnshdprsn) and thought it never hurts to learn more about a social media tool that I use.
I also am going to try:
- Facebook for Dummies (3rd Edition) by Carolyn Abraham and Leah Perlman, against not because I’m a dummy, but because I use Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/unfinishedperson).
Recently I’ve had a few blogger friends who have created Facebook pages, with at least one saying she didn’t know what she was supposed to do with it. I’m slightly of the same mind and hope maybe the book can give me a little direction in that regard and also pointers/reminders about the social networking site that I might have forgotten. I also don’t feel that I’m using Twitter to its full potential and hope that the other book can help me in that regard.
Do you have a Twitter and/or Facebook account? If you do, share in the comments your Twitter handle and/or Facebook page, if I haven’t already followed you in either or both places. Do you ever return to DNFs? If so, what has been your been experience?
Since I’m rediscovering Weird Al this week with the release of his latest album, and in honor of the Dummies books I plan on reading this week, here’s his parody of a Crash Test Dummies song: