After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula Le Guin

Title: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
Author: Ursula Le Guin
Copyright: 1992 (according to Amazon)
Format: Online short story
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 6-21-08

While doing my rounds of my favorite blogs today, I found this posting at Gail's blog about Ursula Le Guin's short story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, and was intrigued so gave the story a read. It's a relatively short piece (it should take about 15 minutes to read, if that) that says so much more than what is written.

I'd like to say that I could rise above it all and make the better choice, but given a real opportunity like this, I don't know that I could. Read the story here and think about what your decision would be.


Irish said...

I'm a favored blog. I feel loved <3

Its a tough choice, either way. In the comfort of my home I think its easy to say that I'd walk off into the unknown and not think twice. But when faced with the reality? I'm not sure I could be that strong.

beserene said...

I taught this story in my Intro Lit class my first year at 1CC -- I may use it again for Sci-Fi this fall -- because it's what science fiction is all about: reality. Glad you read it.