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Reading Time

In which I talk about what I’m doing other than playing games, during the pandemic.

Since video games can only sustain my entertainment for so long (yes, really). I am digging into my collection of digital and physical books to see if I can either entertain myself, or learn something new. Up on the docket is: The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde), Permanent Record (Edward Snowden) and Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (Al Sweigart).

I used to be quite a voracious reader, when I was younger. With games (video, card, board, etc), I became less of a reader. I still read technical stuff, but I find fiction hard to stomach, sometimes. I have a poor tolerance for crappy content. When I do want to read fiction, I often look for reviews because I really don’t want to waste my time. Kind of snobbish, I know, but I’m not going to apologize for who I am.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason for all of this, I think people should take this as an opportunity to improve on their own skills. While that can be hard in certain cases, it doesn’t have to be an immediately useful skill. Even just reading or writing can help with your ability to communicate.

Stay safe, everyone.

By Nathan

Nathan is a technologist and Open Source enthusiast living and working in Florida. Often, he can be found playing board games with his family, video games by himself or breaking technological things in order to fix them "better".