I'm taking a week off from my various work (eCampusTutors and Ninut). For the former, I haven't really started yet, so no big change. For the latter, I found myself getting needlessly stressed out and so was becoming unproductive. I don't know, maybe it's just residual stress from all those years of "death marches", but whatever the cause the break is doing wonders.
Anyway I've been doing some more reading. I took a break from the Malazan series after book three to read George R.R. Martin's amazing Fevre Dream. Now I'm heading back to Malazan with House of Chains. This series is really something -- truly an original mythos, a fantasy series that feels completely different from anything I've ever read. It seems a lot of fantasy feels like Lord of the Rings, but Steven Erickson really did something unique with the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Even though it's ten books long, I don't want it to end (thus the break for Fevre Dream). I'm already on book four, so I've got to pace myself. ;)
You know, I might write an in-depth review of the Malazan books here on this blog, since they have such a complex and rich tapestry to explore. We'll see. Oh and on the non-fiction front I may also check out some Timothy Ferris books recommended by Michel.
One last thing. The Facebook S1 filing was big news in the land of tech last week. One of the most interesting articles that I've seen related to it is this one, by Jolie O'Dell of VentureBeat. It's an exploration of whether Facebook truly embodies 'The Hacker Way', from the perspective of a variety of hackers out there. It's a good read, so check it out!