Reading in July
Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:51 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:03 AM
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:37 AM
OK, I'm reading a biography of George F. Kennan that won this year's National Book Critics Circle Award. A third done and it's great so far.
Will finish the Erikson omnibus of his SF novellas later. First two were very good.
Will eventually return to the new Delany.
Might actually read the second Rothfuss before I ship it to a friend. Have delayed reading it for 16 months now
Don't know what else I'll read, as I haven't been reading as much the past six weeks or so.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:32 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:04 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:10 AM
didn't really get much out of it myself, but most of the points made i'd seen many times in articles. i doubt there was even one thing in there that was new to me. but it's good that these ideas are getting some traction and making some noise outside of internet circles.
yet, there were tons of logical leaps and lack of understanding of basic economics that limited the work.
probably 75% "yeah true, i've heard that before"
and 10% interesting points of view. overall the wire told this story better
next up, a re-read of Kay's Under Heaven, before the new one comes out. yeah they're only marginally connected but i've only read Under Heaven once, and i'm grateful for the excuse
Edited by Lanza Rota, 01 July 2012 - 07:11 AM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:55 AM
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:07 AM
Humanity by Johnathan Glover, nonfiction work on 20th century ethics in the face of genocide, the Bomb, etc.
God of Small Things.
Still working on Kafka on the Shore.
Revisiting Vellum, at this point I'll likely end up reading it straight through.
Still working on the Great Lover
Not sure if any of these will actually be finished by the end of the month, but here's to hoping.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:19 PM
Possible July reads include Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep and its sequels, Anathem, or War and Peace, but more likely no more than one of the above.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:14 PM
I dropped The Fade by Chris Wooding to read Year Zero and since I've finished that, I have come back to it. Still enjoying it.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:54 PM
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