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12Apr/110

Books

Finished:
World War Z by Max Brooks
I liked it. Oral history of a fictional global zombie apocalypse. Got good about 70% in when the vignettes became longer.

Starting:
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Paused:
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

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25Feb/112

Books

I popped my Kindle cherry and finished my first books:
The City & the City by China MiƩville - Thumbs up. A neat detective/mystery story set in an interesting place...
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - Quick and easy read. Liked it. Raises interesting concerns about security, privacy, and how much we allow our Govt to run our lives.

Currently reading...
Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins - stopped about 10% through. So. Dry. Like a desert. I like Dawkins but I'll revisit when I'm more focused.
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens - I'm 15% through so far and really enjoying Hitchens' writing style. Clever bloke.

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18Jan/110

Kindle 3

My Kindle 3 finally arrived. I've been meaning to read more lately and now I even more reason. No more having to deal with the library system of returns or reservations either. Amazed by how small the screen is and how crisp the text is.

Amazon better not announce a new Kindle model next week.

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9Mar/090

Goodreads

Back of my mind I wanted to keep a list of books I've read in my lifetime. Figured excel wouldn't cut it since I'd like an easy way to search/browse a list. Came across LibraryThing and Goodreads; wasn't clear if LibraryThing could mark a book as 'read'; Goodreads does so I went with that. Temporarily addicting to find and add books from my personal history; books I've as a child, elementary school, middle school, and onward. Really jogs the memories. Can't believe how many Goosebumps books I read. Here's my on-going list

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