Leviathan Wakes starts with an act of piracy and a mystery, then ramps up quickly, expands in scope, raises the stakes, and floors the gas pedal for most of the way through. It's an addictive read, a page-turner that kept me hooked to the end. I liked the characters of Holden and Miller around whom… Continue reading Book Review: Leviathan Wakes
Building a fort with books to keep the world at bay.
A break in the action
We had a bit of a family medical emergency here and so my attention has been elsewhere lately. Also been very much enjoying Leviathan Wakes. I'm right in the heart of it now, and it's pushed aside some of my other reading.
Joined GoodReads and added a whack of books to my library. It's almost like a game. One author leads to another and friends' libraries remind me of more books I've read. Very good bit of design to make the user experience so easy and addictive.
Reading death. I mean dearth of reading.
Wow, what happened to my reading habit? I can blame Twitter, Facebook and video games. I just haven't set aside much time to sit down and read. I've even fallen off with the list I use to track what I'm reading. Time to get back on that.
Books read since November
Astro City, by Kurt Busiek Maus, by Art Spiegelman Under the Dome, by Stephen King Lost Symbol, The, by Dan Brown Fray, by Joss Whedon Goblin War, by Jim C. Hines Black Hole, by Charles Burns Blankets, by Craig Thompson The Afghan Campaign, by Steven Pressfield Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell The Shining, by Stephen King… Continue reading Books read since November
Books read since July
Surprising for me, but I've managed to finish only a handful of books since my earlier July post on reading. Watching Baseball Smarter, by Zack Hample Timeline, by Michael Chricton Designated Targets, by John Birmingham Final Impact, by John Birmingham Something tells me there must be more than these, but if so, I haven't logged… Continue reading Books read since July
Reading so far this year
This list is far shorter than I would like it to be. Part of that is starting and putting aside more books than usual. I have a second daughter at home now and reading time has been shaved down even further as a result. If it doesn't grab me fast, I'm on to the next… Continue reading Reading so far this year
I've given up on reading Moby Dick. I made it at least three quarters thorugh and still no whale. There are huge blubbery lumps of exposition though. Chapters and chapters of them. Enough to make an old-time SF writer proud. In this case, I think the movie would be better. Now I just need to… Continue reading Moby Dicked
Books read in 2007 and 2008
I usually do this once a year and usually closer to the begining of the year, but I missed last year completely and am only getting to this year now. This list is only books I finished reading. 2008 A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens Eagle in the Snow, by Wallace Breem Identity Crisis, by… Continue reading Books read in 2007 and 2008
Serenity: Better Days
Just finished reading the first issue of Serenity: Better Days, a 3-issue mini series from Dark Horse Comics, and it made me happy. Now in the ideal world, we'd have the show back. But until then, it's great to get more time with these characters Joss Whedon created, and even better that he's the one… Continue reading Serenity: Better Days