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One thing that has helped make the experience enjoyable is the Tweetie app for iPhone. Now, I can take a few minutes here and there and check what's happening in the "river of Tweets" that flows by.
Many of the people I "follow" are interested in innovation, creativity, and the new social media technologies that enhance social interaction. Thus, there are many links to many interesting phenomena.
But there's an ominous omission. One thing missing from almost all the Tweets I see: references to the novels the Tweeters are reading.
I hope these people are not so addicted to the "quick buzz" of social media that they no longer have the free time available to read fiction. That would be unfortunate if that were the case.
Fiction provides us with a different narrative to view our own lives and problems. I think this is quite valuable for stimulating our creative process.
What fiction am I reading now? Paul Auster's (a long time favorite author) new novel, "Illusions."
I also recently finished "Motherless Brooklyn," and "Gun, with Occasional Music" both by Jonathan Lethem.
Another recent novel was T.C. Boyle's "The Women," which is a fictional rendering of the four women in Frank Lloyd Wright's life.
What novels are you reading?