1776, by David McCullough Thank god for audiobooks. With all my current self-assigned tasks I'm not getting my book fix any other way. If you don't know who David McCullough is, he narrated Ken Burns's documentaries on the civil war and on baseball (if you don't know those, I can't help you). He's… Continue reading Recent reads
So far this year I've read:A Long Way Down, by Nick HornbyCell, by Stephen KingChildren of Dune, by Frank HerbertDark Tower III: The Wastelands, by Stephen King Two of these I started in December. I wish I could read four books in 20 days, but I'm just not that fast. And two were audiobooks.
I started out not having much time to read, but then changed jobs at the end of March and had 2 hours to read on my commute each way. Then I changed jobs again in November and went back to having very little time to read. There were also more false starts; books I started… Continue reading 2006 in books
I've finished a few books in the past month and had a run of three very good books to offset several mediocre reads before that. The books: A Small and Remarkable Life, by Nick DiChario Old Man's War, by John Scalzi The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde What I just realized while typing this out… Continue reading Recent reads
Just finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman today. Fun novel and a return to the same universe as American Gods, though with different characters. The mythology he went with (West Indian I think) was an interesting choice. The story centers around the conflict between two brothers, sons of the god Anansi. There are some twists,… Continue reading Anansi Boys
As an excuse for actual content, I'm presenting a list of books that I read during 2005. Yes there's quite a few Stephen King in there and no I'm not apologizing for it. So there. Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Attwood Salmon of Doubt, by Douglas Adams Last of the Amazons, by Steven Pressfield Mindscan, by… Continue reading 2005, the year in books
Went to the launch of Julie Czerneda's new book (and first hardcover), Species Imperative: Survival, at Bakka Phoenix in Toronto this weekend. We had a great time. I bought a copy of course and Julie autographed it for me. I'm hoping to have time to read it soon; just have to finish one other book… Continue reading Book launch