Mar. 20th, 2013

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I like this thing, so I'll do it every Wednesday that I remember.

(Just noticed there are 666 messages in my DW inbox. Rock on.)

What I'm reading now

Existence, David Brin. Drops into a highly jargoned world from the get-go, so I was afraid for a chapter or two that I wouldn't pick it up, because that's not a comfortable mode for me. Now, as [ profile] hitchhiker put it, it gets better with each chapter. I had a Snowcrash moment in the first chapter, in which I was afraid I wouldn't find anyone to give a shit about. Now there are several characters who have grabbed me. Good signs.

That Penn Jillette thing I mentioned last time, which is still fine, but nothing special.

So You Created A Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel. Silly fun. Nothing to write home about.

Ancient Evenings, Norman Mailer. This one was accidental. I couldn't find Existence one morning on my way to the bus, and grabbed something at random off the shelf. My mother must have given this to me. At any rate, the first few chapters are gripping! Again with the in medias res thing, but it works, because the protagonist is—well, I'll leave you to discover that.

What I'll read next:

Very likely my schoolbooks for next quarter, which I may as well list here. The new (and my final!) quarter starts April 2.

Canterbury Tales

Author: Chaucer
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9780393925876

Engineering Your Future: Comprehensive

Author: Oakes
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 9781881018865

Norton Anthology of Amer Lit: Shorter

Author: Baym
Edition: 8th
ISBN: 9780393918854

Norton Shakespeare: Romances & Poems

Author: Greenblatt
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9780393931433


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