Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be participating in a readalong of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings. As the novel is divided into three parts, we’re going to read one part each week and then post discussion about the novel on the following Saturday.
Week one ends this coming Thursday, but you probably won’t get to see my discussion until Sunday. This is because I am going camping for the weekend (leaving Thursday afternoon), and when I go camping, I am out of reach of modern technology. There will be no internet. There will be no cell service (unless you count having to position the phone in a certain direction on a specific picnic table, which may or may not work). There will, however, be “Dune.” I promise not to drop the book into the lake (my poor copy of “Gone With the Wind” suffered that fate, but eventually dried). I am quite excited.
I hadn’t really heard much about “Dune” before the readalong, but I’ve been meaning to read more science fiction. I started reading the book, and already I’m hooked. My boyfriend mentioned that reading “Dune” starts me down the path of being an uber-nerd. (Of course, he’s read the first several books.) Then again, I fully acknowledge the fact that I am a nerd. Let’s face it, I’m studying to be a librarian and I play World of Warcraft. (Did I just say that? Oops.) I enjoy being a nerd. It’s a lot of fun.