Another Year, Another Blog Post

Happy new year! Or something like that. It appears that I haven't managed to post any items to my blog. I guess I've been testing another new steam-powered elephant gun or something.

I wonder how many blog postings on otherwise dormant blogs occur on the first of the year? I've been thinking about new years resolutions, evaluating them using the SMART methodology. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Things that can be achieved in a reasonable amount of time.

I haven't managed to work out specifics yet, but one thing is to write more blog entries. In particular, writing about what I've been reading, both fiction and non-fiction. Last week I finished reading R. Scott Bakker's "The Judging Eye," the first book in his Aspect-Emperor trilogy, a continuation of his Prince of Nothing series. Parts of this story are clearly an attempt to revisit Tolkien, and the trip through the mines of Moria. While clearly evocative of Moria, Bakker brings a much darker perspective to things. I enjoyed Bakker's previous books, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this new series. There are clearly story lines in this newest work which haven't fully developed in this first volume, but which I expect to see fleshed out in the next book.