You may have noticed a new heading named "Reading" to your right.
I used to be a voracious reader as a kid, reading everything that I could get my hands on, but that hobby took a back seat to learning the new language and keeping up with school after we moved to the United States. Burying my nose in hardcore engineering and science textbooks in college left me very little time to delve into classic literature, and now I feel really illiterate and uneducated.
At my last company, a group of us organized and ran a bookclub. We'd agree on a book to read, and then reconvene a few weeks later to discuss before picking another one. It was a lot of fun, and I really miss it.
So by noting the name of the book and my start date on the blog, I am hoping to be held accountable by the online community and to motivate myself to read more and thus expand my intellectual horizons. After I am done, I will take a stab at writing a book review.
I picked John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath after seeing it top so many people's lists including L Girl’s. You are more than welcome to contribute comments about it, but please, don't be a dork and ruin the story for me. That I've done that to you and others with movies and books in the past does not constitute a good excuse for you to try to outdork me.