Reading, Reading, and a Bit of Gaming

I’m in one of those periods during the year in which I’m doing things on my spare time apart from playing lots of AAA games.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading over the past few weeks, not the least of which has been starting to read A Game of Thrones. I saw the first two episodes of the HBO series at a colleague’s house, and whilst the television show was great, I was told that I was missing out on all the nuances. Tons of people at work and in my friends and acquaintances circles were talking about this book and series, so I figured there must be something to it. I’m going to finish reading A Game of Thrones before I watch any more of the show. At the moment, I am more than halfway through the book, so I should be finished soon.

Most of my reading as of late has been devoted to books (ebooks, naturally) and blogs about minimialism, decluttering, and productivity. I’ll spare you the details of the ongoing process, but I will note that my readings have been productive for me. I’ve started implementing what I hope will be the start of lasting habits towards simplifying my life (including possessions) so that I am able to focus on what is most important to me. If you’re interested in minimalism or living more simply, Zen Habits and miss minimalist are two blogs I started with.

In gaming news, I’ve mostly been playing iPad games like Trade Nations and Zombie Cafe. Plants vs. Zombies HD for iPad recently went on sale, and even though I’ve completed the PC version, I enjoy this game so much that I wanted a copy on my iPad.