After our reading date last month, we realized how much our reading lists were piling up while we were busy dating, so we decided to set aside a night each month for spending time with each other and good books. Last month, we read in bed, but that made us tired quickly, so this month, we curled up on the couch in front of our fireplace.
Amanda dug in to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. If you need me to tell you about Harry Potter, I’m not sure we can be friends any more. Just kidding, but seriously, where have you been for the past 15 years? We bought the box set of all the books a few years ago and reread it from time to time.
You’re a wizard, Gizmo!
I have been reading a series called Magic 2.0 by Scott Meyer. A friend recommended the first book, Off to Be the Wizard, to me a few weeks ago and I’ve devoured the series. The basic premise is that a hacker finds a file that defines reality, then starts altering it. He is quickly discovered because he gives himself unlimited money, which causes the feds to hunt him down. Because he can alter reality, he decides to go where the feds can’t find him: medieval England. And what’s the best profession for a modern-day hacker in medieval England? Wizard. Duh. The main character is a bit awkward, which causes all sorts of funny issues in the past. The series hits all of my geek buttons: time travel, magic, medieval setting, shell scripting, and general geeky humor. I’m actually on the third (and latest) book in the series, An Unwelcome Quest, which is what I read tonight. In writing up this post, I actually learned that the author is working on book four, which I’m now super excited about.
We love reading date nights. They are a great way to just relax and unwind for the evening. I’m already looking forward to the one in March.